SUN CITY CENTER
Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce president Jim Wilmouth expressed optimism about the upcoming year at the organization's second annual board installation and awards banquet last week.
According to Wilmouth, who was re-elected to a third term, the chamber begins the year with a financial surplus and 500 members (including 157 new members).
Members nominated by their peers received the following awards: Business of the Year: Howies Plumbing, Sun City Center; Ambassador of the Year: Scott Clark, Pure Design Studio, Riverview; Community Business Leader of the Year: A. Cynthia Gang, Gemstone & Jewelry, Valrico; Volunteer of the Year: Dexter Charles, DexCharles Consulting, Wimauma.
The chamber also installed the following as new chamber directors: JR DelCastillo, Minto Communities; Natalia Diaz, South Bay Hospital; Fran Fabbro, Cadence Bank; Connie Huber, Tampa Bay Times, Cedrick Wilson, Service Master 24 Hour.
The board's new executive committee consists of: Wilmouth, Encore National Bank; 1st Vice President Charlotte Clark, American Momentum Bank; 2nd Vice President Debbie Caneen, Sun Towers Retirement Community; Treasurer Rick Lanese, Lanese & Associates; and Fran Fabbro, Cadence Bank.