Business of the Year  Gala Winners
Tavares Chamber of Commerce
Tavares Chamber of Commerce
Tavares Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business of the Year Gala
Thursday, September 11, 2014  -  5:30 - 9:30 PM
Lake Receptions, 4425 Highway 19A, Mount Dora
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for the 2014 Gala
(Ticket price includes online purchase fee)
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(Sponsor costs includes online purchase fee)

Volunteer of the Year - Joe Gillespie

Ambassador of the Year
Judy Stewart, Law Office of Judy Stewart

Entrepreneur of the Year
Tom Hofmeister - Osprey Lodge

Community Organization of the Year
Cornerstone Hospice

Small Business of the Year
Directories Ink

Medium Business of the Year
Cousin Vinnie’s Family Sports Restaurant

Large Business of the Year
Booth, Ern, Straughan and Hiott

Julie J. Hall Service to Community Award
Kelly Pisciotta

Historical Preservation Award
O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant

"All Aboard" Membership Campaign team winner
for the 2013 President's Elite award:
Ron Oimoen - BAAC, Inc
Deborah Cahill - Ameriprise Financial Services
Eric Filkin -Bridges Covenant Church
Debbie Behlmann - Southern Palms RV Resort
Rick Carlson - R Car Automotive
The Tavares Chamber of Commerce will be rolling out the red carpet for their
eighth annual Business of the Year Gala. The Gala is one of the most anticipated
events of the year, awarding Chamber member businesses and Chamber
volunteers for their hard work throughout the year.  

LakeETV will be on hand to film the arrival of the guests as they stroll down the
red carpet; as well as a professional photographer to capture the moment on film.
As attendees enjoy their dinner,  LakeETV will play the video of the attendees
arrivals … always a crowd pleaser, watching “our stars” walk the red carpet.

The Red Carpet Reception will begin at 5:30pm. A cash bar will be open to serve
beverages during the event. The welcoming address will commence at 6:15pm
followed by a presentation on the state-of-the-city, by City Administrator, John
Drury. Dinner will be served followed by stand up comic, Bengt Washburn to
entertain attendees.

Presentation of awards will complete the evening along with the announcement of
raffle winners. Tavares Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing the following
areas: Volunteer of the year, Ambassador of the year, Entrepreneur of the year,
Community Organization of the year; as well as their selection for Small,
Medium and Large Business of the year.
Click HERE to Nominate
a Business for
Business of the Year