Special Recognitions

Special Recognitions

2019 Outstanding Business Person of the Year &
2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Nomination Ballot - Deadline April 26, 2019

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Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Honors
2019 Business Persons and Citizen of the Year

 

 

 

JEANNIE ROSE was honored as the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce 2019 Outstanding Business Person of the Year. Jeannie opened Comfort Suites Chincoteague in 1999 as its General Manager. It has remained an Award winning hotel for 20 years, thanks in large part to Jeannie's strong leadership and commitment to customer service and high standards. Awards have included Inn of the Year and in 2018 the Ring of Honor-both very prestigious Choice Hotel honors. She gives back to the community by donating free night stays or monetarily to local charities and fundraisers. Jeannie also gives freely of her time to help with chamber functions and Historic Main Street Merchants Association, where she has been president for over 10 years.

 

 

 

 

GARY MASON was honored as the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year based on his more than 56 years of tireless dedication to the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague. Gary provides furniture to those who have none, hospital beds or other medical equipment during times of need, assistance with utility bills, and many more unrecognized acts of kindness for the residents and visitors of his beloved Chincoteague Island community. One nomination form said Gary "gives of his heart", with a smile on his face and possibly a joke as well. Putting his own physical ailments aside at times, Gary works the Kiwanis yard sales and other fundraisers, putting up tents, moving furniture or whatever it takes to meet the needs of the island and the people he loves.



 

 

PAST AWARDEES FOR BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

JAMES BOTT - 1990
BILL JONES - 1991
NANCY CONKLIN - 1992
GARY MASON - 1993

KELLY CONKLIN - 1994
DONALD LEONARD - 1995
MIKE McGEE - 1996
WESLEY McDONALD - 1997
JEAN CLARK - 1998
SCOTT CHESSON - 1999
DIANE WATSON - 2000
BOBBY PARKS - 2001
WANDA J. THORNTON - 2002
CHRIS BOTT - 2003
KEVIN KROME & STEVE POTTS - 2004
GEORGE KATSETOS - 2005
RUSSELL & MARTHA EVERET - 2006
MICHAEL T. TOLBERT - 2007
WAYNE & KAY MADDOX - 2008
TOMMY CLARK - 2009
GERRY & LINDA RYAN - 2010
KENNY & MARY BURTON - 2011
TED L. LEWIS - 2012
SUZANNE TAYLOR - 2013
RICHARD CONKLIN - 2014
TOM DERRICKSON - 2015
TOMMY & DONNA MASON - 2016
ROBERT CONNER - 2017
DENISE & RITCHIE CONKLIN - 2018

 

PAST AWARDEES FOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

OLLIE REED - 1990
JAMES RUSSELL - 1991
ANNE WHEALTON - 1992
SHERMAN DAISEY - 1993
DONALD AMRIEN - 1994
J.W. JEFFRIES - 1995
FRED TOLBERT - 1996
OLLIE REED - 1997
FRANCES TURNER - 1998
MARIANNE WHITE - 1999
VERNON MERRITT - 2000
KATHRYN TOLBERT - 2001
JOHN H. (JACK) TARR - 2002
JOHN GRAHAM - 2003
WILLIAM T. MCCOMB, SR. - 2004
NATHAN B. CLARK - 2005
TERRY HOWARD - 2006
HAROLD L. BRASURE - 2007
BARBARA MASON - 2008
ELLEN RICHARDSON - 2009
EVELYN SHOTWELL - 2010
ANNE DAVIS - 2011
EDWARD W. LEWIS, JR. - 2012
JILLIAN POOLE - 2013
WAYNE TOLBERT - 2014
SHERRY TARR - 2015
NANCY LANE - 2016
DENISE BOWDEN - 2017
BILL SPANN - 2018

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