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Chamber to celebrate Hall County’s success at 111th Annual Meeting & Gala
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Northeast Georgia Health System CEO Carol Burrell stands at the podium on Thursday, May 17, 2018, before the start of the 110th annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Meeting & Gala at the Chattahoochee Country Club. this year's gala is set for May 16. - photo by David Barnes

Small business owners, community volunteers, local leaders and other exemplary Hall County residents will take the spotlight during the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 111th Annual Meeting & Gala on Thursday, May 16.

Nearly 500 people are expected to pack into the Chattahoochee Country Club to commemorate Hall County’s success over the past year.

“This is the 111th anniversary of the chamber and our year-end celebration,” said Kit Dunlap, chamber president. “We change the chairman of the board and reflect on our accomplishments of the year.”

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Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra, center left, talk with chamber President and CEO Kit Dunlap at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 106th annual meeting and gala. - photo by NAT GURLEY

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, then lead into the dinner and program at 7 p.m.

Dunlap said the program will start by highlighting the area’s economic development efforts including the amount of jobs created and growing small businesses. The evening will also focus on the accomplishments of the chamber’s different divisions, including Vision 2030.

Last year Perry Barnett handed over the position of the organization’s chairman to Carol Burrell. During the May 16 event, Burrell will hand it to a new chairman.

The chamber will present the Small Business of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Silver Shovel Award Winners, W.G. Mealor Chairman’s Award, Community Service Award and Distinguished Citizen Award.

“People should come to learn what’s going on in your community,” Dunlap said. “It’s an event where you have a really terrific meal, network and hear good music.”

Dunlap encourages people to purchase their tickets as soon as possible because of the limited seating. Tickets cost $90 for individuals and $160 for couples. Black tie attire is optional.

Contact Mandy Lathem at 770-532-6206 or to make a reservation.

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 111th Annual Meeting & Gala

What: Year-end celebration of Hall County’s accomplishments

When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 16

Where: Chattahoochee Country Club — 3000 Club Drive, Gainesville

Contact: 770-532-6206 or

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