Annual Banquet & Business Showcase

A night of celebration for the year’s accomplishments with awards, recognition of the Board Members and Committees and the State of the Chamber Address are all part of the night’s festivities. Network with Columbia County’s elite business community, entertain key employees, corporate guests and valued customers, by attending this Annual Business Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations to all our winners last night at our Annual Banquet Celebration! Thom Tuckey received the Chamber’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award. Gold Cross EMS was named Business of the Year and Ladybug’s Flowers and Gifts was named Small Business of the Year. Awards also went to Bob Kendra, of New York Life / Kendra Financial Group, for Ambassador of the Year and Darrell Bryd, of First Bank of Georgia, for Volunteer of the Year! Pat Goodwin, of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Executive Partners, received the Leadership Columbia County Alumnus Award. John Patrick, host of Buzz on Biz w was our emcee and what a great job he did! Congratulations to all our our winners, sponsors, and special thank you to all our members!



Business of the Year - Gold Cross EMS

Business of the Year
Gold Cross EMS, Inc.

Small Business of the Year - Ladybug's Flowers and Gifts

Small Business of the Year     

Ladybug’s Flowers and Gifts

Lifetime Achievement Award - Thom Tuckey

Lifetime Achievement Award      
Thom Tuckey

Leadership Columbia County Alumnus Award - Pat Goodwin

Leadership Columbia County
Alumni Award
Pat Goodwin

Ambassador of the Year - Bob Kendra

Ambassador of the Year
Bob Kendra
New York Life/Kendra Financial Group

Darrell Byrd - Volunteer of the Year1

Volunteer of the Year
Darrell Bryd


Presenting Sponsor


Premier Sponsors

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Executive Sponsors



Corporate Sponsors

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Carolina Pottery