Gary and Connie Fail of Total Image Studio were surprised to be named Partners in Progress at the 2019 Chanute Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Wednesday evening. Usually reserved for a single contributor to the community, the Chamber decided to honor the duo for all they do for Chanute. Connie assisted in gathering history and photos of Gary (some while taking photos) and kept the award secret from her husband - not knowing that she was also part of the recognition. In the acceptance speech, an emotional Gary said, “This has got to be the greatest honor of my life.” Outgoing Chamber President Dustin Stanley (far right) presented the plaque. More photos and information from the banquet will be in Friday’s edition of the Tribune.