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A Roaring Good Time

Greater Cleveland Chamber 2022 Awards Banquet

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    The big winners at the 2022 Greater Cleveland of Chamber Carl and Sandy Williamson, Regina Vollmer, Raylene Atkinson, Tasha Childress and Terrie Manners from Austin Bank, and Christine Shippey, director of the Trinity Valley Food Bank. The Vindicator | Ar
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It was a rip-roaring good time at the 2022 Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet this past Saturday, as members were adorned in fashionable 1920’s era garb for the big event. The event was sponsored by Emergency Hospital Systems and featured a 1920’s inspired menu by Top Hat Catering, with special music provided by the WiseGuys Band.

West Smith, outgoing Chair, presented the awards for the evening. The night’s big winners were Raylene Atkinson as Ambassador of the Year, Pastor Carl Williamson, receiving the honor as the “Alfred G. Anderson” Citizen of the Year Award, and the “Jean Noble McAdams” Volunteer of the Year Award went to Regina Vollmer. The 2021 Business of the Year Award went to Austin Bank. Trinity River Food Bank was honored as the Non-Profit of the Year for the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Sandy Williamson was awarded the Chairman’s Choice Award. Outgoing Directors LaNora Purvis and Timothy Magee were also honored for their service to the chamber.

Atkinson gave the Presidential Remarks as the incoming Chair and recognized outgoing Chair Smith, thanking him for his guidance the past year over the chamber.

Finally, awards were handed out to the best dressed, with Susan Ard and Steve Racciato taking those prizes, while Janet Batchelor and Lanelle Johnston dazzled everyone with their award-winning dance moves. David Martin won the Heads or Tails BBQ package.

The presenting sponsor was Emergency Hospital Systems, LLC. Gold Sponsors were Entergy Texas, Inc. The Silver Sponsors were HCA Houston Healthcare, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Southside Bank, and McWilliams & Son Heating and AC. Bronze Sponsors were the City of Cleveland, Health Center of SE Texas, JLA Realty, Liberty County Court-at-Law Judge No. 1 Thomas Chambers, Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Prosperity Bank, and Woodforest Bank. Texas Size Selfie Sponsor was McWilliams & Son. Sponsors for the Heads or Tails BBQ Package were Walmart, Craig and LaDonna Kelley & Academy at Valley Ranch, State Rep. Ernest Bailes, Austin Bank, Raylene Atkinson, and Buster Brown Propane. The Greater Cleveland Chamber thanks everyone for their continued support.