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PHOTOS: Chamber of Commerce hosts 22nd annual gala
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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore delivers her State of the Chamber address at the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala March 2. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Joey Homans (right) swears in the 2019 board officers at the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala March 2. From left, Adam Smith, Connie Smith and Mandy Power were sworn in. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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2018 Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Mandy Power presents the Chairman’s Award to her husband, James Power, during the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala March 2. Power said it was easy to choose her husband as the recipient of the award. “This award will go to the person who’s always been my biggest supporter. They always encourage me to be the best that I can possibly be, and when I don’t think that I can do something, they are always the first to tell me why I can do it,” Power said. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Carol Tyger, the inaugural recipient of the Spirit of Leadership award, hugs the 2019 award winner Dr. Karla Thomason at the Chamber of Commerce Gala March 2. The award is given to honor someone who has done great as an alumnus of the Leadership Dawson program. Thomason graduated as a “popular, enthusiastic classmate” and her “contributions to the program were outstanding,” Tyger said. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Eric Graves, executive director of the Len Foote Hike Inn, announces the recipient of the Outstanding Tourism Partner award during the March 2 Chamber of Commerce Gala. This year’s recipient was the North Georgia Premium Outlets, which was established in Dawson County in 1996. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development Betsy McGriff presents the Manufacturing Excellence award to Universal Servo Group, an industrial automation and robotics repair company located in Dawson County, at the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala March 2. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Melissa Mayton presents Associated Credit Union at the Chamber of Commerce Gala March. Connie Smith of UCA accepted the award. Associated Credit Union has donated to Family Connection of Dawson County and the Good Shepherd Clinic and staff have been involved in chamber programs such as Leadership Dawson and Youth Leadership Dawson. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Ambassador Chair Anna Duncan hugs Bethany Goines, the recipient of the Linda Williams Ambassador of the Year Award at the chamber gala March 2. Ambassadors are volunteers who act as public relation liaisons between the chamber and the community. Goines was chosen for giving “110 percent in everything she did this past year” from ribbon cuttings to volunteering at chamber events, Duncan said. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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Chamber President Christie Moore presents the Jim Wallace Volunteer of the Year award to Ken Goines, owner of KG Cleaning, at the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala March 2. Goines is involved in ribbon cutting ceremonies, the Ambassador program, Rotary and Interact clubs, cleaning up Lake Lanier, Leap for Literacy and supporting the Boy Scouts. “This community is so fortunate to have someone with his desire to make Dawson County an even better place to live and work and serve,” Moore said. - photo by Jessica Taylor
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