March 19, 2020


Cross Creek Country Club
1129 Greenhill Rd. Mount Airy, NC

Join us for this special awards event in which the Chamber recognizes outstanding businesses and individuals who go above and beyond for our community every day.

2019 GOLD Sponsor

2020 WINE Sponsor

Awards for the year 2018

Dr. John L. Gravitte, DDS, PA

Small Business of Year

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Nominee (Business) must have less than 100 employees. Nominee should be rooted in community service; employee relations; environmental stewardship; innovation; creativity; and entrepreneurship.

The Derby Restaurant

Business Longevity Award

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Surry Telephone NEW LOGO

Nominee (Business) must have been a pillar of the business community for at least 20 years, and is vested in continuing to be part of the business community in the future. Nominee must have operated as an ethical business providing quality goods and/or services. Nominee business should have made a positive impact on the community, supporting local efforts such as education, civic, and charitable causes. Include a brief history of the company with photos and other supporting documentation as appropriate.

Sean Parries, Friendly Heating & Cooling

Ambassador of the Year

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This award honors a member of the Chamber Ambassador’s League for his/her outstanding service and commitment.

Debbie Johnson, Surry Community College

Administrative Professional of the Year

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This award is presented to a person who works in an organization in an administrative capacity. They have many talents including professionalism, organization, integrity, team player, honesty and a strong work ethic. This person may not hold a management title but is considered a critical part of the organization’s daily operations. (This award was previously presented at the Administrative Professionals Lunch from 2004 to 2014. That luncheon event is no longer held.)

John Shelton, Surry County Emergency Services

Outstanding Public Service Award

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This award honors a city, county, or state employee; volunteer; elected official; or citizen whose outstanding public service has far exceeded the normal call of duty.

Hampton Inn Mount Airy

Excellence in Tourism Award

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This award is presented to a business that supports the tourism industry of the region every day; acts as an ambassador and cheerleader for tourism promotion; and displays leadership and integrity, while delivering first class customer service.

Mount Airy Rescue Squad

Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award

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This award is a tribute to a non-profit organization that positively impacts the community through skilled use of time, talents, and compassion. Recipients of the award help foster a culture of citizenship and service, acting as a catalyst for others to become involved in civic and social activities.

The Farm of Dobson, NC

Apri-Business of the Year

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This award is presented to a business involved in agriculture on some level. This enterprise could include farming, dairy, equine, poultry, produce, nurseries, vineyards, farm equipment, supplies or other related areas. This business should display a high level of integrity, professionalism and expertise.

Jody Phillips, Smith Rowe, LLC

Business & Education Partner Award (NEW)

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This award will be presented to a business who has partnered with a local school system in our community. This partnership could involve speakers, mentors, internships, apprenticeships, building projects, sports programs support, special events, grants or other programs. The business should demonstrate the ability to work with the school to benefit the schools, teachers and the community.

Deadline: March 5th, 2019

Tickets & Sponsorship

General Admission Tickets

Chamber Member GA Ticket – $40
Non-Member GA Ticket – $50

Table Reservation

Table of 8 for Chamber Members – $320
Table of 8 for Non-Members – $400

Contact: If you have questions or need assistance purchasing tickets or sponsorship packages, please contact Travis Frye, Program & Events Director, at the Chamber.
(336) 786-6116 ext 204

Sponsorship Packages

Gold Sponsor – $1000
Silver Sponsor – $700
Award Sponsors – $500
Food & Beverage Sponsor – $150

Click here for the full details and benefits of each sponsorship package.

Entertainment Sponsor

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Eagle_Storage (1)

Wine Sponsor

Surry-Cellars Logo

Floral Sponsor