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Chamber Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Spotlights Community Leaders at Annual Winter Ball

2020winterball229The Douglas County Chamber’s Winter Ball presented by Wellstar Douglas Hospital was held on Saturday, February 8th at the Douglasville Conference Center. The sold out event welcomed over 400 guests for a grand celebration for the Chamber’s 75th Anniversary. The Winter Ball honored local businesses and individuals for community excellence.

Guests experienced an unforgettable evening. Dinner was served by Proof of the Pudding, guests enjoyed a photo opportunity with Melissa Prosser Photography, participated in the wine pull fundraiser, and bids were placed on over 100 items in the auction sponsored by Hawkinson, Muchnick & Associates. Those in attendance also enjoyed the live music by the Carroll Symphony Orchestra and The Crystal Clear Band sponsored by RA-LIN & Associates, Inc., but the buzz around the community awards was contagious and the highlight of the night. 2020 Chamber Board Chairman, Craig Owens, and Immediate Past Chair Howard B. Ray presented awards to outstanding members of our community including:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peggy Walker

Sam P. Roberts Community Service Award: Vonda Thorpe

Large Business of the Year: Gordon Food Service

Small Business of the Year: The Farmer’s Table

Diplomat of the Year: Patty and Stan Wenck, Wenck Travel and Your Healthy Home Products

Chairman’s Award: Kristen Douglas, West Georgia Technical College

Chamber Spirit Award: Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake, The Writing Pad, LLC

Young Professional of the Year: Laura Mullins, HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Chamber President and CEO, Sara Ray commented, “The Chamber is so proud to recognize 2020winterball218outstanding individuals and businesses who are such a significant part of our community’s success. The Winter Ball gives us the opportunity to recognize these remarkable leaders and businesses while celebrating with one another and supporting Chamber programs.”

The Winter Ball would not be possible without the support of Douglas County Chamber members, Gold Sponsors; City of Douglasville, Connally, Jordan & Associates P.C., CPA, Douglas County Government, Google, and GreyStone Power Corporation. The VIP Reception was hosted by Georgia Power Company.  Silver Sponsors include Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, Douglas County Economic Development, Howard & Arca, HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects, Kaiser Permanente, Regions Bank, Servis1st Bank, Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., Synovus and Douglasville-Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority. Bronze Sponsors include AT&T, BB&T now Truist, Melissa Prosser Photography and West Georgia Technical College.

For more information about Chamber programs and events, contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com.

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