The following were honored by the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce:
Business of the Year – Blackwater Bistro
Industry of the Year – Gulf Power
Community Achievement – Rotary Club of Milton
Frank Gossett Ambassadorship Award – Jackie Ard
Community Leader of the Year – Dr. Karen Barber, Santa Rosa County School District
Volunteer of the Year – Albert Melvin, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
Fred Hunter Spirit of Santa Rosa – Rufus Hayes, Hayes Farms
Emerging Leader of the Year – Rhett Fendley, Premier Wealth Management Partners
Hall of Fame – Ken Kincaid, State Farm Insurance
President’s Award – Interfaith Ministries, Inc.
Woman of the Year – Angie Brown, Take Stock in Children
Man of the Year – Rick Paschall, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
At the end of the annual chamber banquet Jason Kimbrell with LifeGuard Ambulance Service assumed the leadership as President of the Santa Rosa Chamber.
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