The Navarre Beach Area Chamber’s annual awards and installation banquet Friday evening themed “Putting on the Ritz” honored outgoing chairman of the board Regina Carter of Gulf Power and welcomed Linda Fusco of All Phase Cleaning as chairman.
The sold out crowd enjoyed fine dining at The Soundside, Hurlburt Field and was then treated to an annual awards ceremony which ended with the installation and swearing in of the 2016 board of directors. This was also the first annual banquet as the chamber’s CEO for Judy Morehead. The Navarre Chamber is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Awards received for work accomplished in 2015:
Ambassador of the Year: Norm and Jan Crowder, Santa Rosa RV Resort
Mentor of the Year: Mike Simpson, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Volunteer of the Year: Ferrell Tibbs
Director of the Year: Mike Sandler, Hurlburt Chief’s Group
Spirit of Navarre: Laurie Gallup, Navarre Properties
Member of the Year: Mike Simpson, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Business of the Year: Navarre Press
Chairman’s Award: Keith Elwood
Chairman’s Award: Cherie Rice, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and Sarah Hasty, New York Life Insurance Company
Citizen of the Year: Michele Tucker, Century 21
Corporate Citizen of the Year: Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department
Legend’s Award: Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall