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Ruth Haney of Rootstown was honored with a lifetime membership to the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce during the group's holiday luncheon at Access to Independence. Chamber President Sabrina Christian-Bennett, left, presented the award to Haney, a longtime member who sells Watkins Products. Salvation Army Capt. Juanita Stanford was the speaker for the chamber holiday gathering. She talked about the organization's services and the local needs. Christian-Bennett and board member Vince Pelose of Access to Independence presented a check for $250 to Salvation Army office serving Portage County. For more information about the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce, go to www.rootstownchamber.org.