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Chamber standouts

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Jack Caldwell, president of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, presented Brandon Scearce with this year’s Business Person of the Year award. Above, South Boston Speedway was named the Chamber’s Business of the Year. Track manager Cathy Rice, center, accepts the award along with Jenny Morris and Helen Barksdale of the Speedway staff. (Images By Swanson photos)

SoVaNow.com / March 27, 2014
With a packed crowd on hand for its annual banquet Tuesday night, the Halifax County Chamber of Comerce bestowed its top awards — Business of the Year to South Boston Speedway, and Business Person of the Year to Brandon Scearce of Nationwide Insurance.

The awards presentation was the highlight of the 59th annual Chamber banquet and meeting, held at The World of Sports and attended by Halifax County business leaders and residents.

Also recognized for their work during the year were Nick Long, a member of the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Committee, Jeremy Catron, Senior Executive Roundtable Committee, Wanda Ellington of the Annual Meeting Committee, Brandon Scearce of the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Committee, Patricia Ricketts and Kristy Johnson of the Halifax Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Committee, Tammy Pool of the Business After Hours Committee and Gray Ramsey of the Board of Directors.

Visitors also enjoyed the raffle giveaways, with Linda Vaughan of Benton-Thomas Office Products winning a two-night stay at the Lodge of Virginia International Raceway with dinner for two at the Oak Tree Tavern and spa treatments for two.

Christin Jackson of Southside Virginia Community College won the wine tour with complimentary tastings and Frances Satterfield was the winner of the season pass to South Boston Speedway.

Cathy Comer of Danville Community College took the prize of two tickets to the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival and overnight stay at Berry Hill Resort on June 13.

“We appreciate everyone’s support,” “said Nancy Pool, Chamber president and “hope they all enjoyed the evening as much as we did.”

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