AMELIA ISLAND — Twenty-seven member organizations have been nominated for 2008 Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Businesses of the Year awards, while 16 individuals have been nominated for 2008 Volunteer and Customer Service Professional of the Year awards.
The awards will be presented during the Chamber’s annual dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2009, at the Amelia Island Plantation. In addition, the 2008 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 supporter.
Nominations for the Businesses of the Year, Volunteer and Customer Service Professional awards are made by Chamber members and staff. Winners are selected by the Board of Directors.
The 2008 nominees are:
Large Business of the Year (25 employees or more)
First Coast Community Bank
Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island Historic Harborfront Hotel
Paul Clark Ford-Mercury
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Medium Business of the Year (11-25 employees)
Animal Clinic of Nassau County
Club 14 Fitness
Community First Credit Union
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Goodyear Martino Tire
The Journey Church
Nationwide Insurance & Financial
Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer employees)
Amelia Concierges, Inc.
Amelia Island Self Storage
Amelia Island Williams House
The Happy Tomato
Waterwheel Art Gallery
Customer Service Professional of the Year
Elaine Bowen, First Coast Community Bank
Vicki Cannon, Nassau County Supervisor of Elections
Scott Moore, Amelia Insurance Agency, Inc.
Marion Earl Pope, Little Stuff, Inc.
Dottie Richards, Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island Historic Harborfront Hotel
Shannon Taylor, Apex Rentals and Events
Mickey Ulmer, Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
Chamber Volunteer of the Year
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.