At the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Nov. 4 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, winners of the 2013 chamber awards for business success were announced. Winners are Darrin and Dawn Wash, left, of Wash Construction Medium Business of the Year; Joe and Petra Praetor of Just 4 Fun, Small Business of the Year; and Stewart Moon Jr. and Trudy Moon of Air & Energy, Large Business of the Year. Islander Photo: Dara Caudill
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce inducted new board members and officers at its annual awards dinner Nov. 4 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach.
Larry Chatt is the incoming chair of the board, while Karen LaPensee is the chair-elect and past chair.
Lori Gyson is treasurer, Lois Gift is secretary. Board members are Wende Webb, Linda Dickson, David Teitelbaum, David Berube, Ellen Aquillina, Barbara Murphy, Eric Cairns, and Amy Tobin. New to the board this year are Dan Alderson, Janet Mixon and Wayne Gunter.
The much-awaited chamber business-of-the-year awards for 2013 culminated the evening, that included a cocktail mixer, music by Mike Sales and dinner by the club. Winners are Just 4 Fun of Holmes Beach, small business of the year; Wash Family Construction of Holmes Beach as medium business of the year; and Air & Energy, also of Holmes Beach, as winner in the category of large business.
Finalists in the business of the year awards are Sherri’s Island Images, Studio At Gulf & Pine, Dogs For The Earth, White Sands Beach Resort, Duffy’s Tavern, The Feast Restaurant and Anna Maria Island Resorts.