Dozens of sponsors recently rallied to support the Aiken Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, with the Jan. 19 event marking a century of the chamber’s existence and dedicated involvement in connecting community and business.
Held at USC’s Aiken Convocation Center, the occasion was open with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, awards presentation music by local performers featuring hits from different eras.
The chamber recognized its Man and Woman of the Year and awards for Small and Large Businesses of the Year. Individuals will be recognized for their leadership, community involvement and ethical role modeling; while winning businesses will attain acknowledgement of their customer service, community leadership and inspirational perspective.
“We have decided to use our 100th Annual Dinner celebration as a time to look back and enjoy the success that is so intermingled with the community’s success, but also use it as a launching point to look forward to next century,” Aiken Chamber CEO and President J. David Jameson said, taking the opportunity to reflect on both the organization’s past and its future.
Silver sponsors of the event represent a diverse cross-section of industries, from government, utility companies, associations and civic groups to the medical, academic, finance, construction, hospitality and retail sectors.