|Greater Lithonia Chamber salutes community leaders|
The Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce honored a host of business and community leaders for their dedication and outstanding community work during the organization’s annual holiday luncheon, which was held Dec. 12 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites at Stonecrest.
Chamber President Doreen Carter presented 14 awards, honoring Gregory Williams of Kaiser Permanente as the “Partner of the Year.” Gwinnett Federal Credit Union, represented by Bonnie Hayes, was named “New Member of the Year.”
“We had a phenomenal year,” said Carter. “This year, we had a 56 percent increase in membership. We had informative workshops and we rolled out a new web. We had great partners who rolled up their sleeves. “We just wanted to show our appreciation by honoring them.”
Carter said the Chamber plans to providing quality workshops to educate and inform its members. The Chamber is planning to host its “State of Business in East Metro” meeting on Jan. 16.
For more information about the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce, visit www.lithoniachamber.org.
Partner of the Year
Gregory Williams, Kaiser Permanente
New Member of the Year
Bonnie Haynes, Gwinnett Federal Credit Union
Citizens Trust Bank
On Common Ground News
Business and Civic Champions
State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick
Commissioner Larry Johnson
Commissioner Stan Watson
Commissioner Lee May
Congressman Hank Johnson
Lithonia Housing Authority Executive Director Martha Callaway
Chamber Member of the Year
Career and Technical Education DeKalb County School System
Dr. Delmas L. Watkins