Last Friday, the 2019 Union County Chamber Awards banquet was held, and the title of “man of the year” was awarded posthumously to Daniel Pokorney, former mayor of La Grande. Pokorney’s children, Jason Pokorney and DaLyn Anderson, accepted the award on their father’s behalf. The Woman of the Year award was given to Mary Ann Miesner. Carla Arnold was awarded educator of the year. Cody Bowen was the winner of the public servant award. The Entrepreneur of the Year award was given to Deana Leinbach and Peggy Case, the owners of Two Broke Girls in Island City.