Skip to content

Annual Awards Gala

The Annual Awards Gala is our premier event where we reflect on the previous year, recognize the Chamber’s outgoing Chairman of the Board, and honor our annual award recipients.  This semi-formal event recognizes the Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Community Leader of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Ambassador or Volunteer of the Year, and other community awards.  Attendees also enjoy entertainment and a silent auction.  It is an excellent chance to have an elegant evening and build networks.

The event is designed to demonstrate the progress of the Chamber and Chamber Foundation, present awards to outstanding community and business leaders, and to provide a social atmosphere for networking.

Every member of the Chamber and public is invited. Also, invited to attend are Mayor and City Council, County Commissioners, local delegation, Board of Education members, other representatives of the local government and school system, and many of our community’s top employers.

Come Fly with Me at the 2022 Annual Awards Gala!

Annual Awards Nomination Header

Congratulations to our 2021 Annual Awards Winners!

Each year we recognize organizations and individuals who have displayed outstanding leadership throughout 2021 in our annual Awards ceremony. Nominations were open to the public in November and December of 2021 then each nomination was presented to our nominating committee formed by the 2020 annual awards winners. The committee participated in a blind vote on each category to select the 2021 Annual Awards winners.

Thank you to our Annual Awards Sponsor, Cox Business!

Congratulations to our 2021 Annual Award Winners

2021 Ambassador of the Year Crystal Selover

2021 Business Leader of the Year - Matt Lafon

2021 Young Professional of the Year - Margaret Takacs, First Dance Ballroom Studio

2021 Community Leader of the Year - Michelle Caldwell, Monument to Women Veterans

2021 SOAR Spirit Award- GFWC Santa Rosa Woman's Club

2021 Nancy Keyes Spirit Award-

Maggie Gray, Dreamcatcher Shuttle Services

2021 Nonprofit of the Year - Feeding the Gulf Coast

2021 Business of the Year- ProHealth Medical Clinic

Thank you to our 2021 Gala Sponsors & Vendors

Title Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Special Thank you