OGDEN -- During her more than three decades of service, Vickie McCall has worn many hats with the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, even the prestigious Big Hat.
For her work, the Ogden resident will be honored on the chamber's Wall of Fame.
The Wall of Fame honors those who have made major contributions to the community over time, said Kevin Ireland, development director for the chamber. "Vickie was selected by the executive board as someone who has been extremely active in the community."
McCall, a Realtor with Utah Executive Real Estate, started with the Ogden-Weber Chamber 35 years ago.
She said she started simply as a dues-paying member as a way to network with others in the business community. She soon joined several committees, such as military affairs, Women in Business and legislative affairs.
Throughout that time, she said, she has been involved with almost every committee and held the post of chairwoman of the board.
Along with her work at the chamber, she has worked as a board member with Wells Fargo Women's Financial Services, on the board of trustees of the Weber Economic Development Corporation and as chairwoman of the board of trustees for Ogden Regional Medical Center.
She has also worked closely with the military and is a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Group for Gen. Michael T. Moseley and Gen. Norton Schwartz. She is also a member and past chairwoman of Air Combat Command's Civic Leader Group and is the past president and executive board member of the Utah Defense Alliance.
She is probably most celebrated for her work with the military, particularly relating to the role of women in the military.
Her efforts in the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce benefited her professionally as well.
"Any success I enjoy, I credit to the chamber," McCall said.
In the past, the chamber has recognized McCall with an Athena Award and as Volunteer of the Year, and even placed the Big Hat award on her head. The Big Hat, a recognition program started in 1948, is given to leaders who make significant contributions to local communities and economies.
Now McCall joins 33 other people the chamber has recognized on the Wall of Fame since 1979.
"It's terribly humbling," McCall said. "I've looked at the people who have won the Wall of Fame in the past, and I'm not sure if I'm in the same league as them."
Other members listed on the wall include Jay Wadman and John E. Lindquist. Willard Eccles was the first recipient, in 1979.
When she is not working with or helping the chamber, McCall enjoys golf, traveling, shopping and reading.
Along with McCall, the chamber is giving a special recognition award to the Historic 25th Street Association; the Business of the Year award to GENCO ATC/Hershey's Chocolate; the Small Business of the Year award to MacCool's Public House; the Athena Award to Meg Johnson from Keep on Rollin LLC; the Sue Westenskow Partners in Education Award to Tony Divino Toyota Scion; Chairperson of the Year award to Sandra Martinson from Barnes Aerospace Women in Business; the Community Service award to Shawn Iverson from The Insurance Center; and the Volunteer of the Year award to Maresha Bosgieter from Merrill Lynch.
The Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce 95th annual dinner will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd.