Last night was a great time spent with local Irmo business owners, friends, and community leaders! Karen and I had dinner as guests of Palmetto Health Parkridge and were excited to hear this year’s winners of the following annual awards…

Diplomat of the Year Award: Don Crane

Community Service Award: Scott Jones

Business of the Year Award: David’s Fine Jewelry

Order of the Okra Award: Dr. Judy Johnson

Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda Ingle

2012 Ambassador of the Year Award: Melba Elsey

Special thanks to the following committee members, Board of Directors, and staff for making last night another successful event!

Gala Committee
Noveita Roe, Co-Chair, Duraclean
Melba Elsey, Co-Chair, Clearwater Co.
Dr. Judy Johnson, Babcock Center
Regina Brown, Palmetto Health
Randi Sullivan, Double Tree by Hilton
Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center
Jennifer Beaulieu, Hyatt Place
Chuck Larsen, Presdient Emeritus
Tiffany Boyce, Greater Irmo Chamber
Jeanette Coulter, Greater Irmo Chamber
Elizabeth Killen, Greater Irmo Chamber

Board of Directors
Dr. Judy Johnson, Chairperson
Melba Elsey, Chairperson Elect
Regina Brown, Secretary
Scott Wilhide, Treasurer
Kirk Luther, Past Chairman
Tom Boettger, Carrabba’s
JD Hacker, Wal Mart
Linda Ingle, Jo-Lin’s Bridal
Chuck Larsen, Hospitality Network
Nancy Nelson, Coldwell Banker United
Noveita Roe, Duraclean
Ivette Starkey, All South Federal Credit Union
Stann Wetherell, Sign it Quick
Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center
Dr. Greg Wych, The Art of Dentistry