Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce announces Nominees for Annual Dinner & Awards Gala

For information contact

Regina Duncan, President

961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G

Amelia Island, FL 32034

(904) 261.3248 Fax (904) 261.6997

regina@aifby.com

 

December 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AMELIA ISLAND — Twenty-seven member organizations have been nominated for 2016 Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Businesses of the Year awards, while 15 individuals were nominated for 2016 Customer Service Professional of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Young Business Leader of the Year awards.

The awards will be presented during the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Awards Gala on Friday, January 6, 2016, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. In addition, the 2016 Chairman’s and Board of Director’s awards will be presented as will the Harry Halley Bowtie Award, which is bestowed annually on a longtime Chamber of Commerce supporter.

New this year is the Healthy Business Award, established to recognize a company which provides healthy workplace programs within their company and Leadership Nassau Outstanding Alumni Award presented by the Leadership Nassau Alumni Association.

Nominations are made by Chamber members and the community. Winners are selected by the Board of Directors, including a select nominating committee.

According to Donald Stamets, 2016 Chairman of the Board, “We are delighted with the number of nominees this year, many of which were submitted by customers. These award nominations are evidence of the commitment each one has to our community, business environment and the Chamber of Commerce.”

 

The 2016 nominees are:

Large Business of the Year (25 employees or more)

Day Spring Senior Living

Osprey Village

Publix Super Market #1406 (Yulee)

The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill

Quality Health of Fernandina Beach

 

Medium Business of the Year (11-25 employees)

Amelia River Cruises & Charters

Coastal Pizza

Magna’s – A Full Body Salon

Speakeasy Vaporium

The Palace Saloon

 

Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer employees)

Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen

P5 Productions

Precision Chiropractic

Publix Super Market Pharmacy #1406 (Yulee)

Select Tronix, Inc.

Shapiro Insurance Group

 

Nonprofit of the Year

Amelia Island Montessori School

Barnabas Center, Inc.

Family Support Services of North Florida

Micah’s Place

Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition

 

Green Business of the Year

A1A Solar Contracting, Inc.

Color It Green

Fort Clinch State Park

Kayak Amelia

Select Tronix, Inc.

White Oak Conservation Holding, LLC

 

Customer Service Professional of the Year

Destiny Bramstedt, Select Tronix, Inc.

Shelby Burnsed, Precision Chiropractic

James Hiser, Speakeasy Vaporium

Ray Harrington, First Coast Payments

Lisa Leugers, John T. Ferreira Insurance

 

Young Business Leader of the Year

Kalia Eckers, The Palace Saloon

Dallas Hempstead, Northwestern Mutual

Dr. Kevin Lin, Precision Chiropractic

Carl Lindsey Jr., Select Tronix, Inc.

Dr. Jonathan Williams, Amelia Express Care

 

Business Leader of the Year

Kerrie Albert, Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement

Lynda Dahl, Imetry, Inc.

Jason Hambrecht, Construction Solutions Inc. and Speakeasy Vaporium

Ron Heymann, Davis Capital Management

Gianna Suarez, Go Yoga Amelia Island

 

Mission Statement

 The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.

 

About Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to sustain a favorable business climate that enables existing and new businesses to prosper. The Chamber will provide leadership that aggressively promotes responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, responsible government, excellence in education and quality of life.

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