A packed house was on hand for the 43rd Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Gala event hosted at the beautiful WinMock at Kinderton event center in the town of Bermuda Run. The crowd gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 2012 Davie County Chamber of Commerce award recipients.
Congratulations to James Blakely of Blakely Landscaping for winning the 2012 Davie County Small Business of the Year award and to WinMock at Kinderton for winning the 2012 Davie County Business of the Year award. A special congratulations and community appreciation to Lynn Rumley of Cooleemee for receiving the E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award.
The featured guest speaker for the event was Mr. Ron Wanek, Chairman of Ashley Furniture. Mr. Wanek explained what attracted Ashley Furniture to Davie County and to North Carolina. He unveiled Ashley Furniture’s plans to eventually have up to 5 million square feet under roof at Ashley Furniture’s Southeastern Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Advance, North Carolina.
This was truly an evening of celebration for all of Davie County! Thank you to the Davie County Chamber of Commerce for being a driving force for business success and social responsibility all across Davie County. Video from this gala event will be posted to your Davie County YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/daviecounty) as soon post-production editing has been completed.