The Gatsby Gala, Our Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration
2022 Awards Gala & Chamber Celebration
The Colonial Inn, Hillsborough NC
Cocktails at 7 PM
Dinner Served at 7:30 PM
Flapper Period Dress Encouraged
We are proud to announce our Keynote Speaker Steven Petrow, an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility. A big thank you to UNC Health and Purple Crow Books for making it possible to provide the first 50 guests with a copy of his latest book "Stupid Things I Won't Do When I Get Old"!
This event is a celebration, the public is invited to attend! Ticket includes one complimentary drink and dinner. Please advise if vegetarian option is preferred!
We are pleased to partner with the Colonial Inn on a raffle of The Honeymoon Suite & Dinner for Two! ($1000 value) Rafffle tickets will be available at $20/ticket, limited to a total of 200 tickets sold!
More speakeasy fun includes a Wine Pull Raffle! Join the fun and take a chance on 'grabbing' an expensive bottle from our selection!
Don't forget to bone up on "Great Gatsby" .....door prizes for those who can answer trivia questions correctly!
Nominees for 2021 Annual Awards
Helping Hand Award
Penny Rand- Hillsborough Garden Club
Rodney Clapp- Fidelity Bank
Alexa Jennings- Mighty Mike's Rolling Bistro
Commitment to Service Award
Jim McNeely- Servpro
Emilee Collins- Pickett-Sprouse A West & Woodall Company
Rick Ashby- Ashby Insurance Agency
Making the Difference Award
Raul Herrera- New American Funding
Indira Everett- Duke Energy
Lisa Wells- Paws at the Corner
Non-Profit of the Year
Hillsborough Arts Council
Hillsborough Running Club
Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties
Trustee Member of the Year
The News of Orange
Durham Technical Community College
Foundation Member of the Year
Sports Endeavors, Inc
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
Business of the Year
Orange County Sportsplex
Summit Design and Engineering
Small Business Person of the Year
Annie Burton- State Farm
David Joseph- School of Rock
Dr. Jena Friedel- A Step to Health
Restaurant/Bar of the Year
Rasaoi Ventures, LLC- The Nomad
Merchant of the Year
Margaret Lane Gallery
A Little Something
Agribusiness of the Year
Bailey Bee Supply
The Barn at Lloyd's Dairy
Merry Hill Farm
Best New Member of 2021
The Ballard Agency
Eno River Dental
Angel Oak Home Loans
Date and Time
Saturday Apr 30, 2022
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Saturday, April 30th
7 to 10 PM
The Colonial Inn
153 West King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Ticket includes one adult beverage, dinner and dessert.
Open to the public, please celebrate our nominees with us!
Special rates available for Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce Members
Discount pricing available for plus one ticketing, bring a friend!
Congratulations to all nominees, we are pleased to offer reduced ticketing to you!
Limited seating available, reserve your seat today!