Annual Gala

The Annual Awards and Gala is the Chamber’s signature event. Between 400 and 500 Chamber members brave the cold on the last Friday of each January to celebrate the successes of the business community.
The centerpiece of the festivities is the presentation of the Business of the Year Awards, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award.

  • Business of the Year Award, Small Business – honors a company with 25 or fewer employees for achieving business and financial success and for its involvement in Chamber and community activities.
  • Business of the Year Award, Large Business – fetes a company with more than 25 employees for achieving business and financial success and for being involved in Chamber and community activities.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award – presented to an innovative business owner or individual who recognizes and meets a market need.
  • Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award – recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding service to the community.

The evening’s festivities include dinner, dancing and entertainment.

Sponsorships for this event are available. It is an excellent platform for marketing your business to other Chamber members. For more information, call (540) 373-9400.