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Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce holds first dinner event since 2019

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – For the first time in three years, the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce gathered its members together for the “Celebrate Sylacauga” annual chamber dinner.

Last Thursday evening, April 21, at the J. Craig Smith Community Center, the Chamber put together a memorable event which included food provided by Hickory Street Cafe, music from the Sylacauga High School (SHS) band, entertainment by Sylacauga native and illusionist David Merlin, and an awards ceremony.

Six awards were handed out this year, including:

Educator of the Year (Sylacauga City Schools): Jimmy Reynolds, Photography and Technical Education (SHS)
Educator of the Year (Talladega County Schools): Marianne Garrett, Guidance Counselor (Winterboro High School)
Non-Profit Award: Sylacauga Civitan Club
Horizon Award: McClendon Bridals
Cornerstone Award: Southern Smiles of Sylacauga
Best Friend of the Chamber Award: Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Holmes

The dinner returned after a hiatus due to COVID-19 and boasted over 400 people in attendance.

RadioAlabama’s Brett Atchley served as the night’s emcee.

The Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce continues to grow with its nearly 300 chamber members in partnership with making Sylacauga a great place to live, work, and play.

The chamber’s mission statement is to “provide leadership and promote the economic advancement, business climate, and quality of life for the City of Sylacauga and surrounding areas.”


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