The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce ROCKED on June 12th.
CLEARWATER - The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce held its 13th Annual Awards Banquet on June 12, at Shephard’s Beach Resort with a sellout attendance. The festivities began at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres on “The Wave” Tiki Deck. Entertainment was provided by Steve Geyer of Musical Images and Tommy Jones Magic.
Celebrating the completion of BeachWalk, party favors were constructed of small sections of the old road with rubber duckies dressed in construction outfits.
Rosemarie Bonnington of Swisshelm Realty won the grand prize vacation package, and Mary Small from the Hilton Clearwater Beach won a gift certificate to SouthBeach Sports Grill for wearing the Ugliest Tropical Shirt.
The highlight of the evening, accompanied by a magnificent sunset, was the annual awards presentation. The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce awarded local businesses for excellence. The award winners include Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort for “Large Business of the Year,” Gulfside Florist for “Small Business of the Year,” and Craig West from Synovus Bank for “Volunteer of the Year”, John Besedic from Neuvision for “Citizen of the Year, and Charlie Painter from the Jolley Trolley received the new “Tourism Employee of the Year.”
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