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On April 12, the Roane Chamber held its Annual Awards Banquet with a packed house at NOAH’S Event Venue in Kingston. Leadership Roane County (LRC) shared the special evening, holding their Class of 2019 Graduation and Awards.
The annual banquet is held to honor outstanding Chamber members nominated by their peers. The evening included a reception and silent auction, dinner and dessert.
This year’s Roane Chamber award winners included:
Leadership Roane County honored their 2019 graduates and presented their leadership award, named after the founder of LRC – the Dr. Paul Goldberg Leadership Award. Deb Sumner, a 2017 graduate, received the award given by the alumni. LRC was well represented among the Chamber’s award winners as well: Tim Duff graduated in 2003, Jill McMaster in 2010, Marilyn Calfee in 2015, and Mark Patterson in 2017. To learn more about Leadership Roane County visit RoaneChamber.com/Leadership.
The Roane Chamber Awards Banquet is also a fundraiser for the Chamber, providing non-dues revenue to support special programs and events held throughout the year. Thank you to our sponsors and donors for making this year’s banquet such a success. This year’s Title Sponsors were Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates and UT Battelle. Gold Sponsors were Centrus Energy, CNS Y-12, Express Employment Professionals, Harriman Utility Board, NOAH’S Event Venue, ORUD, Regions Bank, Roane State Community College, UCOR and Youth Opportunity Investments. Thank you to Blue Bell Creameries for providing ice cream, Roane State Community College for the shuttle, Humble Bee Flowers & Gifts for the beautiful table decorations, and Cracker Barrel for providing the meal. Many businesses donated to the silent auction and for a list of donors and link to the photos visit RoaneChamber.com/banquet.