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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Celebrating Jean Gaines’ 40 Years of Service to Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Nov 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) delivered a statement on the House floor celebrating Jean Gaines’ 40 years of service to her community at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.

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Following are Rep. Hultgren’s prepared remarks:

I rise today to honor Mrs. Jean Gaines for her 40 years of service at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, most recently as president.

Under her leadership, the Chamber has grown substantially to the benefit of our community and our state.

To those who know her, Mrs. Gaines is described as intelligent, alert and fun-loving—a good mix of qualities to steer the board of directors through many challenges.

Through hard work she has developed multiple festival and business activities, including the Festival of the Vine and the opening of the Geneva Visitor Center.

Her contributions have made the Chamber of Commerce a vibrant organization and a model for many other chambers throughout the State of Illinois and the country.

Her family has also had a hand in the Chamber’s success.

Her husband John, daughter Kristine and son-in-law Jerry Holtz, her son Mark and her grandsons Jack and Luke Holtz have all worked at countless events in their support of our local business community.

Jean, congratulations on 40 great years of service.

Your hard work helps American businesses succeed, and we are grateful.