The Franklin Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on Tuesday, January 20, 2014 at Tartan Hall. Following a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Connie Grubermann of Oak Hill Country Inn and entertainment by Where Shadows Walk’s Gregg Clark, several awards were presented.
Gary Shields was honored with the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award.
Laura Vargas received the Duke Citizenship & Service Award. (pictured below)
Andrew Baldwin received the Rising Youth Citizen Award
Macon TRACS was named Civic Club or Community Organization of the Year. (pictured below)
Macon Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was awarded the Award of Excellence.
Macon Appliance received the Chamber Member of the Year Award.
The Franklin Chamber Board of Directors was also recognized including current, new and outgoing board members. 2014 Chamber President Donald Holland was presented a plaque by incoming President Judy Chapman for his efforts during the past year.
Much appreciation goes to those who attended the largest banquet in the Chamber’s history. A special thank you to the Black Mountain Youth Group and Leaders for the great job they did in servings this year’s meal and to LBJ’s Culinary Department for their assistance in the kitchen.
We at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce appreciate all of the hard work and efforts of everyone who is a part of our community and we’re looking forward to a fantastic 2015!