The Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce is set to hold its annual banquet on Sept. 11, a chance to celebrate as well Patriot Day, "by remembering those who died or were injured during the attacks of 9/11."
Billed as "an evening of elegance, appreciation and memories," the night also is a chance to announce and recognize the recipients of four Chamber Choice Awards. The awards are given at the annual banquet to Business of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of the Year and Member of the Year.
Also given is the Sharon Carter Community Service Award, given to "an individual who has provided outstanding service to the areas served by" the chamber. The award recipient does not have to be a chamber member.
The award for non-profit organization is given to a group that serves the areas covered by the Seffner chamber. The group also must be in good standing with the chamber.
In addition to Seffner, the chamber serves the Greater Brandon communities of Mango, Dover, Valrico and Thonotosassa.
Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce Award NomineesSHARON CARTER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Sheri Brown Captain Jerry A. Lewis David "Dave" Loebig BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD Duncan Photography Magruder Insurance Agency Michelle's Cakes Galore Bakery and Café Morningstar Electric Railroad and Industrial Federal Credit Union Sosa Law Firm The Purdy Law Office NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR Amercian Cancer Society (Relay For Lif Aparicio-Levy Technical Center Brandon Family YMCA Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) I Am Hope Café (First Baptist Church of Mango) CHAMBER MEMBER OF THE YEAR Missy Duncan Carol Eason Gwen Gideons George Sorensen Brian Spencer Source: Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce