The Alamance Chamber’s Annual Meeting celebrated the successes of the past year, recognized dedicated community leaders, programs and looked ahead to the future on January 29, 2019 at The Alliance Convention Center.
Patrick Henry served as the master of ceremonies. A Keynote address titled “The Strength of The Shire- It’s in Every One of US” was provided by Freebird McKinney, North Carolina Teacher of the Year, Alamance-Burlington School System Educator and Walter M. Williams High School Teacher.
In addition to hearing from the keynote speaker, guests at the Annual Meeting enjoyed remarks from Trip Durham of 2D Consulting, Alamance Chamber Outgoing Board Chair and Lisa Pennington of Cone Health, Alamance Chamber 2019 Board Chair.
The Duke Energy Citizenship and Service award was presented to F.D. Hornaday of Knit Wear Fabrics for his immeasurable impact on Alamance County and his commitment to volunteering in the community. Davis Montgomery of Duke Energy presented the award.
Other awards presented:
Volunteer of the Year– Nikki Ratliff of Burlington Housing Authority; Ambassador of the Year– Barbara Millikan of ComTech Network Solutions; Director of the Year– Wade Harrison of Harrison Whitaker, PLLC; Chamber Event of the Year– Community Leaders’ Retreat, Lisa Pennington of Cone Health accepted this award; Community Initiative of the Year– Vote 3 for Education, Cindy Brady of CMB Solutions and Bill Gomory accepted this award; Leader of Distinction Award– Cindy Brady of CMB Solutions (the award presented by Tracey Grayzer of Impact Alamance).
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Photos taken by York Photography Studio