Good thing the snow melted away yesterday. Otherwise, Karen and I would not have had a Valentine’s “date night” and also would have missed a chance to spend time with some of the best people around town! Folks in Irmo,SC who are constantly giving back to the community and working to improve our community!

This year’s Red Carpet Gala was held at Embassy Suites and showcased the family feel that chamber members have with one other.

As usual, I left my dancin’ shoes home but before the Men of Distinction started, we enjoyed watching this year’s award winners:

Diplomat of the Year: Phyllis Wood

Community Service Award: Jennfer Cannon

Small Business of the Year: The New Irmo News

Large Business of the Year: Babcock Center

Order of the Okra Award: Randy Roe (Duraclean)

LIfetime Achievement Award: Lyman Whitehead

Ambassador of the Year: Jeanette Coulter

Congratulations to each of the winners – and the nominees! As usual, we have much to be thankful for in Irmo.

If you’re a business in the Irmo area and not yet a member of the chamber, check out the new web-page that keeps members informed of what’s going on around town and the benefits of chamber membership.

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