March 19, 2020
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.
Awards for the year 2018
Small Business of Year
The Derby Restaurant
Business Longevity Award
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.
Ambassador of the Year
This award honors a member of the Chamber Ambassador’s League for his/her outstanding service and commitment.
Administrative Professional of the Year
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
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.
Excellence in Tourism Award
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.
Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award
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.
Apri-Business of the Year
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.
Business & Education Partner Award (NEW)
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 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