Tim Girard of Girard Equipment, one of ten star dancers in this season’s 6th Annual Dancing with Vero’s Stars, benefiting the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre, was recently recognized as “Member of the Year” at the Indian River County’s Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.

The “Member of the Year” award acknowledges a Chamber member who has made outstanding contributions to the community through their company’s leadership. Although they are a relatively new company, under Tim’s leadership, they have quickly become a familiar manufacturing company in the county. The firm, located on Old Dixie Highway, has grown from 8 to 47 employees since 2006 and is known around the world as a leading manufacturer of pressure relief vents and valves that are primarily used in the tanker truck industry. Girard has been recognized for his company’s community involvement earning recognition and awards. Girard is looked upon as a perfect Chamber member – importing revenues, attracting positive publicity and recognition, supporting quality jobs, giving back to their community, and positively impacting our local economy.

Tickets for Dancing with Vero’s Stars, to be held at Riverside Theatre on Saturday evening May 10, are now on sale at $200 for Exclusive seating, $150 for Premium seating and $100 for General seating (while they last). They may be purchased by visiting the Riverside Theatre Box Office in person, calling the Riverside Theatre Box Office directly at 772-231-6990, or visit www.Dancingwithverostars.com.

The mission of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is to provide an integrated system of individual community driven health education services united to assure all women access to prenatal care and all infant’s access to services that promote normal growth and development. For more information on dancer Tim Girard or the Healthy Start Coalition call 563-9118.  For more information on the IRC Chamber of Commerce visit www.indianriverchamber.com