For greater than 30 years the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual banquet an awards ceremony in January to have fun the accomplishments of native companies and neighborhood leaders. In mild of the continued security issues because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this yr’s celebration has been placed on maintain.
“This yr might be our thirty second Annual Assembly and Awards Banquet — after a lot dialogue, the Chamber Board determined to not maintain nearly and to attend till such time as we will safely meet in individual — hopefully late this spring or into the summer season,” mentioned Bobby Todd, director of the Yadkin County Chamber.
Within the early days, the annual assembly was within the Yadkinville Faculty Multipurpose room, however the occasion has grown to a a lot bigger house in recent times. Todd mentioned the Yadkin Moose Lodge, Vacation Inn in Jonesville, Shelton-Badgett Viticulture & Enology Heart at Surry Group School in Dobson, The Studio at Hanover Park Vineyard, Tractor Brown Museum & Occasion Heart are among the many previous areas the occasion has been held.
For the previous a number of years, the ceremony has taken place within the Banquet Room of the Yadkin County Agricultural and Academic Constructing on the grounds of the Yadkin Heart of SCC.
The annual assembly of Chamber members has been a time to current awards to native companies in addition to neighborhood members within the areas of management, financial growth, partnership, volunteerism, and the Chairman’s Award.
New awards have been launched in 2005 and 2009 to acknowledge service in addition to native farmers. In 2005, the Duke Power’s Citizenship & Service Award was first introduced to Wayne Matthews.
CMS Insurance coverage and Monetary Companies started sponsoring the Yadkin County Farmer of the 12 months in 2009; Lenuel Chamberlain was the primary recipient.
The 2019 award winners included: Mary Reavis, Volunteerism Award; Tom Bastable, Group Service Award; Shore Students Program, Affect Award; Arms of Hope/Yadkin Medical Clinic, Chairman’s Award; Apache Options, Entrepreneurship Award; Moxley Household Farm, Yadkin Famer of the 12 months; and Ed and Dorothy Carter, Duke Citizenship Award.
Solicitation for nominations for the 2020 awards might be posted as soon as a date is chosen for this yr’s assembly and banquet, probably later this yr.
For extra on the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce, go to yadkinchamber.org or name 336-679-2200.
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