Award Recipients were honoured at the Gala & Awards Ceremony
As the sun dipped below the horizon on Chemong Lake on Saturday, November 15th, guests poured in to the Quarry Golf Club for the Gala and 15th Annual Awards of Excellence. The mood was perfectly set with gorgeous (and fun!) decorations thanks to Sue Swankie of Swanky Events. With a great turn out, the area‟s finest business men and women joined together with local non-profit representatives to celebrate and honour outstanding achievement in our communities. The networking hour, sponsored by the Municipality of Trent Lakes and the Township of Selwyn was a wonderful way to start the evening. Adam Woodhouse, of Woodhouse Photography joined us to capture the memories.
Deb Crossen, Magic 96.7 was a fantastic emcee – it takes real talent to get the entire room singing a Chamber remix of The Twelve Days of Christmas! Other highlights include the excitement injected by the talented Keith Monk, auctioneer, a cameo stint by his identical twin brother and a highly sought-after Cuddles for Cancer blanket that was purchased by Paris Marine for $1000!
Over 100 nominations were submitted for this year‟s Awards of Excellence – a Chamber record – and the anticipation was palpable as the evening culminated with the big reveal of Award recipients. Each award was sponsored by a local business or organization, and for this we are greatly appreciative.
Determining the recipients was no easy task, and a big thank you goes out to the judging panel who spent hours carefully reviewing and evaluating the nominations. And last but not least, a tremendous thanks to the volunteers who committed their time to plan and execute a very successful event.
Cindy Windover (Committee Chair), MASS Environmental Services
Ashley Matheson, Lakefield College School
John Penny, JC Penny Accounting & Tax Services
Sue Swankie, Swanky Events
Tammy Underwood, Hendren Funeral Homes
Tara Coons, The Village Inn