Congratulations to Our Annual Meeting Awards Recipients

By on February 1, 2024

Outer Banks Chamber

The Outer Banks Chamber held its Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on January 26th at Captain George’s Restaurant. This event highlighted the accomplishments and successes of 2023 and looked ahead to 2024.

2023 Chairman of the Board Jim Gilreath (Rose, Harrison, Gilreath & Powers) gave a recap of the 2023 program year highlighting the accomplishments and successes.


Awards were presented as follows:

Community Business Partner of the Year Sponsored by CMIT Solutions:

OBX Tree Doc.


Business Innovator of the Year Sponsored by the Small Business Center at COA:

The Pioneer Theater.


Chamber Volunteer of the Year Sponsored by Ocean Sands K-9 Resort:

Breanda Davis-Williams.


Community Champion Sponsored by Rose, Harrison, Gilreath & Powers:

Richard Hess


John Formica, the Ex-Disney guy gave a wonderful keynote; Dream, Dare, Believe & DO! Such an inspiring talk! Thanks, John!

The gavel was then passed to the 2024 Chairman of the Board, Robert DeFazio (Centurion Security Services/Big Blue Services) who gave a brief look into 2024. Chairman DeFazio also presented Outgoing Chairman of the Board Jim Gilreath with a token of appreciation for his leadership over the past year.

Congratulations to all award recipients and tremendous thanks to the sponsors for making it all possible!

We have a lot to look forward to in 2024! Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events!


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