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June 19 - Over 300 attend Annual Chamber Dinner as honors abound

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June  19, 2013 -The Jekyll Island Convention Center proved to be the perfect setting for the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner as awards and honors were presented to deserving recipients land eadership positions changed hands.

Awards were presented for the following:

The Chairman’s Award, presented by the Chamber Chairman Michael Johnson, went to Missy Neu of Hodnett Cooper Real Estate. Ambassador of the Year honors were bestowed Greer Ward on Amanda Atwood of International Auto Processiing, Inc. Leadership Glynn gave four awards for Effective Leadership Development to Dean Stewart, Myrick Stubbs, Audra Rizzi, and Craig Miller. The Commercial Affairs “Best of the Best” presented two awards, one for Entrepreneurial Spirit to Susan Bates, owner of Tipsy McSway’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, and one for Best Small Business to Jeffery Johns for Coastal Greenery.

Manufacturer of the Year went to Pinovia, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of specialty resins, employs 252 in the area. The award included a proclamation from Gov. Deal.

The Shepherd Center Award is given by the Shepherd Center Foundation that exists to support spinal cord treatment and research. The award was presented posthumously to the late Robert “Boz” Bostick, founder of Gnat's Landing Bar & Grill on St. Simons Island, by the Senior Director of the foundation, J. Tyler “Ty” Tippett to Bostock’s wife Mary Bostock.

The last award of the evening was the Alfred W. Jones, Sr. Award for dedicated leadership and outstanding service to Brunswick and the Golden Isles by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce. It went to Dr. Valerie Hepburn, president of the College of Coastal Georgia. Dr. Hepburn was unable to be present and the award was accepted on her behalf by last year’s winner, Jim Bishop.

Finally, a presentation of the new directors and officers was made by Immediate past Chairman Mike Malloy, and the ceremonial passing of the chairman's gavel closed the evening as outgoing chairman Michael Johnson presented the official gavel to incoming chair Catina Tindall, who, after giving Johnson a plaque commemorating his service as chamber chair, used her new gavel to declare the meeting adjorned.



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