Community Excellence Shines at the Chamber Awards Banquet

The Bolivar Peninsula Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet “Night with the Stars” was a hit on Wednesday night. It was a packed house as the community turned out in their finest attire to honor the Educator, Volunteer, Business, and Citizen of the Year. Jose’s Cantina was transformed into a Hollywood-like setting, setting the stage for an evening of recognition and celebration.

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Chamber of Commerce President Beth Terminella expressed gratitude to all attendees for their support, emphasizing their importance to the community. Emcee Jim Denys kept the energy high as he introduced presenters for each category, building suspense as the winners were announced. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Jose and his team, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Chamber of Commerce President Beth Terminella, and Emcee Jim Denys

The event not only honored outstanding individuals but also recognized those who have made significant contributions to the Chamber. It was a night filled with excitement and pride, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

And the Winner is…

Educator of the Year, Eva Gail Riley. Presentation by Charles Boles and Janie Wilson.

Volunteer of the Year, Carlis Danna Cole. Presentation by Alison Appleby and Lynn Mlcak.

Business of the Year, The Salty Mermaid. Presentation by Darla Murray and Randy Martin. Owner Shauna Kay Williams accepting the award.

Citizen of the Year, Jim Denys. Presentation by State Representative Terri Leo-Wilson and Landon Wright.

Jim Walters and Beth Terminella presenting the Legendary Award to Anne Willis.

Outstanding Service Award presented to Tim Byrom by Beth Terminella, Lance Bradley, and Kati Hall.

Peggy Johnson receiving the Presidents Award, presented by Beth Terminella and Kati Hall.

The “Stars of Bolivar”


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One Response to “Community Excellence Shines at the Chamber Awards Banquet”

  1. Carlis Cole says:

    Oh what a night! Congratulations everyone and Thank You , Carlis Cole

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