Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Honors
2016 Business Persons and Citizen of the Year
Tommy and Donna Mason were honored as Outstanding Business Persons of the Year 2016. They have owned and operated Waterside Inn since 1987 and prior to that ran a very successful seafood business. The Masons are huge supporters of all youth sports and the After Prom Party, Police Department and Fire Company fundraisers, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, Chincoteague Island Arts Organization and others. Known for their generosity and deep love of family and Chincoteague Island, Tommy and Donna Mason are anchors in the business community.
Nancy Lane was honored as Citizen of the Year 2016 for her “contributions to the betterment of our island community”. She has been a driving force behind the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization and the renovation of the Island Theatre. Nancy has researched and created significant exhibits at the Museum of Chincoteague Island and is a faithful volunteer tour guide for the Island Trolley History Tours. Her “deep affection and respect for our wonderful island” are reflected in gardens and flower displays in historic downtown Chincoteague Island.