ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Chamber Banquet on Tuesday, June 16, at Lu Mil vineyard.
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the banquet at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Commissioner Kelly Thomas from the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
“It is a wonderful evening to share with folks from the business community,” said Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard.
The 2015 Chamber’s award recipients are:
— Outstanding Small Business Award winner is Ricky Leinwand, owner of Leinwands of Elizabethtown;
— Outstanding Chamber Member Award winner is Alan I. Maynard of Maynard Law Firm;
— Honorable Chamber Member of the Year Award winner is Harry Womble;
— Goldston’s Beach Caring Person Award winner is Walter Bullard.
Maynard said the outgoing Chamber board members this year are Robin Summerlin, Trey Duncan and Ann Garrett. New Chamber board members are Maurice Williams of Whimsical Florist and Barbara Knight of DuPont; and the new Chamber president is Charlotte Smith.
Maynard said the Chamber Banquet is open to the public. Folks wishing to attend need to make a reservation by Monday, June 15, by calling 910-862-4368.
Maynard said the Chamber is also currently holding their annual membership drive. She said a new business owner can contact the chamber office to receive membership information and to arrange a ribbon cutting for their business.
Maynard said the Chamber membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.
“By joining the chamber, it gives a new business owner the opportunity to network with businesses,” said Maynard.
She added that joining the Chamber also gives a new business the opportunity to have their information passed on when folks call the Chamber to make inquiries and new businesses can have their name added to the Chamber website and have your website linked to the Chamber’s website.
“Joining the Chamber allows them to grow their business,” said Maynard.
—Erin Smith can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.