Anuual Chamber Business Awards

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 Business Awards were presented at the 105th Annual Meeting & Gala on May 9 at the Chattahoochee Country Club. Over 400 Chamber members and guests attended the event. The program and awards were presented by Chamber Chairman Randall Frost, Stewart, Melvin & Frost; Chairman-Elect Dixie Truelove, Truelove Dairy; and Kit Dunlap, Chamber President and CEO.

Small Business of the Year: Gainesville Design Center: Budget Carpet Outlet (Jason Everett) / Gainesville Paint & Design Center (Tony Paramore)

Small Business of the Year: Signs by Tomorrow (Jay Kelly)

Family Business of the Year: Carroll Daniel Construction Company (Brian Daniel)

W.G. Mealor Chairman’s Award: Chris Braswell, PB Property Management

Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award: Lessie Smithgall

Community Service Award: Brian Rochester, Rochester & Associates

Silver Shovel Award Recipients:

Elisabeth Baldwin, Raymond James/Morgan
Dr. Linda Barrow, Lanier Technical College
Jay Cooper, Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia
Jimbo Floyd, Turner Wood & Smith Insurance
Anna Jacobs, Jacobs Media Corporation
Kevin Lloyd, Northeast Georgia Health System / Laurelwood
Enrique Montiel, Merial Select
Dr. David Sargent, Community Volunteer
Lea Tavani, ACE Hardware
Tracey Vardeman, Northeast Georgia Health System
Michael Wheeler, Hall County Extension Service
Charles White, Community Volunteer

Dixie Truelove officially takes over the position as Chairman of the Board on July 1, 2013. Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Officers 2013-2014:

Chairman: Dixie Truelove, Truelove Dairy
Chairman Elect: David Lee, Jackson EMC
Treasurer: Jody Lail, Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia
Vice Chair Education: Andi Farmer, Milton Martin Honda
Vice Chair Economic Development: Chris Braswell, PB Property Management
Vice Chair Community Development: Deborah Mack, Community Volunteer
Vice Chair Government Affairs: William Bagwell, Homestead Investments
Vice Chair Marketing/Communications: Jullie King, The Longstreet Clinic
Vice Chair Membership: Tony Paramore, Gainesville Paint & Design Center
Vice Chair South Hall Council: Brian Cantel, Cantel Wealth Management
Co-Chairs HALLmark: David Abee, Regions Bank; Paul Chambers, AT&T; Jimbo Floyd, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance
Chair VISION 2030: Carl Romberg, Citisco
Executive Director, VISION 2030: Meg Nivens, Greater Hall Chamber
Senior Advisor: Denise Deal, Southern Magnolia Capital
Immediate Past President: Randall Frost, Stewart, Melvin & Frost
Greater Hall Chamber President & CEO: Kit Dunlap