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Award Winners

The Chamber is pleased to recognize the outstanding businesses and individuals who go above and beyond each year to make our community a better place to live, work, visit, and do business. These annual awards are announced at the Chamber's Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony each January for the prior year.

"Business of the Year" Award

Since 2012, the Chamber has awarded a "Business of the Year" Award, simply to say “thanks” to area businesses for their contributions to our community in the past year.

Past recipients have met some or all of the following qualifications:

  1. Must show a dedication to making Dahlonega and Lumpkin County a better place by giving back to the community in some manner.
  2. Factors of consideration would include the business:
    • reputation of honesty and integrity in their practices
    • innovative
    • committed to community
    • committed to diversity
    • demonstrated perseverance
  3. Growth in support of economic development of the Dahlonega and Lumpkin County community.

Past "Business of the Year" Award Recipients:

2016 - Red Barn Veterinary Hospital
2015 - Home Depot of Dahlonega
2014 - Dahlonega Funeral Home
2013 - Chestatee Ford
2012 - Shenanigans Irish Pub & Restaurant

"Golden Pick Award for Outstanding Community Service"

In every community, there are unsung heroes - volunteers who go well beyond their expected duties. The "Golden Pick Award for Outstanding Community Service" is in recognition of an individual who has made a significant impact on the community in the past year.

Past recipients have met some or all of the following qualifications:

  1. Must be living, working, or serving in Lumpkin County.
  2. Be an individual who has made a significant difference and has contributed to the improvement of our community through volunteerism.
  3. Be actively involved in various community activities.
  4. Nominee must be present at Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon to accept a commemorative award.

Past "Golden Pick Award for Outstanding Community Service" Recipients:

2016 - Suzanne Ryerson
2015 - Frank "Mac" McConnell
2014 - Dea Devereaux
2013 - Brigette Barker
2012 - Penny Sharp
2011 - Mary Kay Crowell
2010 - Tony Owens
2009 - Tom Crowell

"Chamber Volunteer of the Year" Award

Chamber Volunteer of the Year is recognized by the Chamber staff for outstanding assistance and participation with various activities throughout the year. This person goes the "extra mile" and is truly valued & appreciated by the staff.

Past "Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award" Recipients:

2014 - Davis Palmour
2013 - Donna Minnich
2012 - Mark Spraker
2011 - Josh Saint
2010 - Don Bacek

"Ambassador of the Year"

Ambassador of the Year is chosen by his or her involvement in various Chamber functions throughout the year. Attendance and participation at networking events such as Business After Hours, Morning Mingles, What's Up Wednesday Lunch, ribbon cuttings, annual awards dinner, Six Gap bike event, as well as monthly meetings are all taken into consideration when selecting Ambassador of the Year.

Past "Ambassador of the Year" Recipients:

2016 - Tommy Pirone & Ivy Spraker
2015 - Martha Arkins & Ivy Spraker
2014 - Amberly Enich
2013 - Ashley Sheridan
2012 - Paula Crowe
2011 - Marilou Kinney
2010 - Trina Pellegrino & Dana Whitfield

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