The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed new business owner John Ronald who recently purchased his uncle's Hicks Maytag Home Appliance Center at 118 S. Macoupin in downtown Gillespie during the business's Grand Opening this past weekend. John Hicks of Hicks Maytag is one of the founding members of the Coal Country Chamber. Pictured in this ribbon cutting photo (left to right) are: Adam Tallman of Farmers Insurance Group of Gillespie with his daughter Addisyn; Quinn and Tammy Beechler; Jeff Drew of Drew Ford of Gillespie; Lisa Rondi of Gina Guicciardo, CPA of Gillespie; Lindsay Westhoff, UCB of Gillespie; Betty Petropoulos; Jenni Alepra, Branch Manager of UCB/Gillespie; Linda Ronald, mother of new owner; Virginia Lienard; Katie Ronald, wife and co-owner holding son Ian; John Ronald, new owner of Hicks Maytag Home Applicance Center holding son Jase; John and Mary Hicks, former owners, Russell Johnson; Jamie Johnson;Bill Carter; Ruth Loveless, CCCC President and owner of Furniture Rescue; Donna Ottersburg; Mary Brown, Salesperson of Hicks Maytag; Tom Ottersburg; Wally Dyer, Michelle's Pharmacy of Gillespie and CCCC Board member.