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Annual Awards & Gala Benefit – A Great Night to Remember

What a wonderful evening of recognition, great food and drink, music and dancing and overall FUN! Thank you to everyone who attended, helped coordinate, nominated, sponsored, and made the 22nd Annual Awards and Gala Benefit a huge success! We are truly blessed to have a great business community that supports one another and the Chamber is humbled by the outpouring of support it continues to receive.

Here’s a recap of our Award Winners:

Small Business of the Year – Pitner Orthodontics

Large Business of the Year – Lexington Medical Center
Chamber Advocate – Robin Thompson of Palmetto Graphix

Young Professional of the Year – Brandon Hamm of Vella’s
Annie Epting Volunteer of the Year – Gary Schmedding, Chapin Community Endowment

Stanley E. Shealy Community Service Award – Chapin Garden Club

Thank you again to Rep. Chip Huggins and Walt McLeod for presenting Mayor Stan Shealy with the Order of the Silver Crescent on behalf of SC Governor Nikki Haley. The honor was bestowed on Stan in recognition of his lifetime of service to the Chapin community. He was also honored by the Chamber which named its Community Service Award after him.

To finish out a great evening, Scott Macfarland helped us raise almost $2000 in our live auction and then folks danced the night away to the sounds of Celebrations! We also thank Rob & Jon Photography for capturing our red carpet and award pics, Bill Rudis of B&R Enterprises for the Champagne Reception, and Julie Nelson and the team at Timberlake Country Club for great food!

Thanks Again to our 2013 Gala Sponsors

Platinum: Crescent Construction, Ellett Brothers, Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Health & Z93 the Lake Gold: Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, CORE IT Staffing, Midlands Technical College, Mungo Homes, Town of Chapin Silver: B&R Enterprises, Scott Hanners State Farm, Stokes Trainor, Russell-Massey & Co., M&W Mobile Marine Bronze: Alphabet Soup, Another Printer, Anytime Fitness, Carter CPA, Chapin Concrete, Clark’s Pest Control, GIS, Harrell & Martin, Hood & Douglas Construction, McClam & Associates, Painting by JJ Casey, Palmetto Fine Arts, PM Systems, Palmetto Graphix, Rep. Chip Huggins #85, The Justin Pepper Foundation, Col. (Ret.) Tom Fincher, Whitaker Funeral Home, Wilson Financial, and Rob & Jon Photography Studio

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