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Chamber of commerce hosts 25th gala
Chamber Gala 2022
Karmen Pharris smiles alongside Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mandy Power after receiving the Chairman's Award at the 2022 gala. Pharris will be the secretary and treasurer for the chamber's Board of Directors again this year. Photo courtesy of Dustin Heard.

This past weekend, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business leaders and community members alike during its 25th annual gala, hosted at Lanier Technical College’s Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming. 

People received the following recognitions at the 2022 Dawson County Chamber Gala:

  • Don Gordon Business Leader of the Year Award-Andy Wallace of 400 Waste & Scrap

  • Spirit of Leadership Award-Wesley Bearden, Dawson County Deputy Coroner

  • Linda Williams Ambassador of the Year Award-Alexandria Williams of Modern Woodmen of America

  • Outstanding New Member Award-The Place of Dawson County

  • Outstanding Tourism Partner Award-Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

  • Industry Leader of the Year Award-Premier Surplus, Inc. 

  • Chairman’s Award-Karmen Pharris of PalmerHouse Properties

  • Jim Wallace Volunteer of the Year Award-Jo Brewer, volunteer and 2021 board chair of Good Shepherd Clinic