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Chief Pyle addresses the audience as he accepts his award.

Chief Gregory E. Pyle inducted into the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory E. Pyle was inducted into the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame on Friday, March 15, during the chamber’s annual banquet.

Chief Pyle was recognized for his outstanding efforts in bringing prosperity to the Durant and Bryan County area. “No one deserve this more than you do for leadership in this area,” stated 2013 Executive Committee President James Dunegan.

Also inducted were notable Durant area leaders, Leon Sherrer, owner of Sherrer’s Diner, and Rev. Ross Kirven. The 2013 inductees mark the third year the chamber has honored area leaders with the Hall of Fame awards, with Chief Pyle being the sixth to earn such an honor.

Janet Reed, executive director for the chamber, held all three inductees in high regard stating, “They have given tremendously of themselves and their businesses.”

Read more about the night’s events and awards from the Durant Daily Democrat.