North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Holds 2018 Annual Banquet
June 22, 2018
Dana Fisher, Executive Director
On June 20th, the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) held their 16th Annual Banquet. The NBCC Annual Banquet celebrates businesses and nonprofits in northern Brunswick County as well as introduces the new slate of board members for the chamber. This year, the chamber held its most successful banquet to date.
The event, which was the first event to take place in WWAY’s new event center in Magnolia Greens, saw a packed house with nearly 120 guests coming to support the local business community and enjoy networking with others in the community. Sponsored by South State Bank of Leland, Home James Realty, First Bank of Leland, Infinity Custom Cabinets and ATMC, the banquet began as guests poured into the doors, consisting of various business owners, residents, Leland Town Council Members and Brunswick County Commissioners.
During the awards segment, the Chamber awarded Ron Hadley with Ambassador of the Year; Joyce Thropp with Volunteer of the Year; Communities in Schools of Brunswick County with Non-Profit of the Year; Shuckin’ Shack of Leland with New Chamber Member Business of the Year; and Family Dog Naturals with Business of the Year. Three new awards categories were created this year to add a new sense of energy and excitement to the banquet: Susan Cruse was awarded Woman of the Year, Tyler Wittkofsky was awarded Young Professional of the Year, and Lee and Cindy Kent were awarded Entrepreneurs of the Year.
After the awards were presented, Martha Jackson- who was the outgoing Board of Directors President- introduced new Board of Directors President John Lerch. “I’m excited to see what this next year holds for the Chamber and excited to see what our new slate of board members will help us accomplish,” said Lerch before introducing the new board members. Lee Kent, Susan Cruse, Chris Sims, Ryan Huffman, and April Scott were all introduced as the new board members.
“The Banquet is one of my favorite events the Chamber puts on,” says Tyler Wittkofsky, who helped to reenergize the event this year. “I wanted to take this task on and help Dana and Mary Anne (the Chamber Staff) make this the best banquet the Chamber has seen. We revamped the voting process, added new awards, revitalized the sponsorship levels and it all paid off.” To see more about the event and learn about upcoming events, the community is encouraged to visit http://www.nbchamberofcommerce.com or NBCC’s new location at 497 Olde Waterford Way #202 in Belville.