This is the second of two posts recognizing and thanking all of the valuable contributors that helped make the 2018 Chamber Annual Meeting a successful event once again. It is the continued support and achievements of these businesses, organizations and individuals that helps the Chamber fulfill its mission of offering programs, benefits and events to its members, giving them a stronger voice in advocacy and being involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities.
First, thanks to all of the 18 award nominees in each of the four award categories. While only one organization/person could win each award, there was once again a strong slate of candidates, and this speaks to the outstanding work that has been and continues to be done by our members and individuals that work for our member organizations. Their contributions to our community help make it stronger and a better place to live, work and play. Several of the nominees that did not win this year will be eligible for consideration of next year’s awards, and members as well as the public are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2019 awards when they are opened in late fall.
Second, thanks to all of the more than 200 individuals that attended the Annual Meeting. Your support of the Chamber and its work, as well as the individuals and organizations that were up for the four awards is much appreciated and the Chamber looks forward to continuing its work with you and your respective organizations to help them grow and bring additional value to them. The success of both the Chamber and this annual event depends on the continued support and attendance of our members and guests, so we again thank you for your support.
Third, a big thank you goes out to the staff at Rolling Pines Golf Course & Banquet Facility and at Lucy’s Kitchen & Catering. The event once again went forward without any issues, and the staff was quite helpful to all attendees. The food from Lucy’s again tasted great and the menu was once again a great recommendation with each item complimenting the next. Also, special thanks to Lucy’s, for once again donating an appetizer selection as a hospitality sponsor.
Finally, thanks to the Chamber and Chamber Foundation staff — Matt Beltz, Phyllis Jones, Deb Sokol and Jeff Emanuel — for their efforts on the day of the event and in the planning.