95th Annual Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquet
By Jana E. Pye, Editor, email@example.com
The 95th Annual Membership Banquet was held on February 8, 2016 at the DeLoach Center on the Coker College campus. The banquet featured a keynote address from incoming chamber board chair Leslie Pemberton and remarks from outgoing board chair Tim Browne and chamber president Quinetta Buterbaugh.
Two new awards were presented for the first time at the Annual Banquet.
The United Way the Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Clayton Richardson by United Way director Joann DeLong.
In accepting his award, Mr. Richardson posed a challenge to the attendees of the event. “Make a friend tonight,” said Richardson. “Turn to the person at your table and make a new friend. That is how we build a community.”
The second new award was the Hartsville Young Professional of the Year award given to a young professional who displays all the characteristics of the HYP mission who goes above and beyond to help make Hartsville a city where young professionals want to live, work, and play. Casey Hancock was awarded this honor, presented to him by HYP president Rachel Randall.
The Pilot Club Caregiver of the Year was awarded to Dr. Susan Reynolds. Janie Campbell, member of the Hartsville Pilot Club, presented the award to Dr. Reynolds. The nomination was written by her brother, an area dentist, Dr. Lester Reynolds, to exemplify the care she gives to all of her patients.
The Will Woodham Business Person of the Year Award was awarded to Eldon Henderson, owner of Henderson’s Ace Hardware, presented by Dr. Robert Wyatt, President of Coker College, standing in for 2014 winner Kanti Patel.
The Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award was awarded to The Butler Heritage, with Dr. Alvin Heatley accepting. Mindy Taylor of Duke Energy presented the award.
The Rotary Citizen of the Year award was presented to Jamie Morphis by Hartsville Rotary Club president Jon Zeigler. Morphis donates his time advocating for children on the Darlington County Board of Education, and is noted far and wide for his volunteer efforts county wide.
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