• Annual Meeting & Awards Banuqet

  • Each year, the RHBC Chamber of Commerce hosts it's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. At this event, the RHBC Chamber presents the Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and *DeVaul Henderson Community Service Award.
    In addition, the Chamber’s current Board of Directors will be recognized and new Board of Directors will be introduced.

  • Business of the Year Award

    Past Recipients:

    2008 Plantation Lumber & Hardware

    2009 Magnolia Manor on the Coast

    2010 Richmond Hill Reflections

    2011 Lavender Hill Spa Salon

    2012 EXPERCARE Urgent Care of Richmond Hill

    2013 Fish Tales

    2014 Richmond Hill Pharmacy

    2015 Richmond Hill Montessori Pre-School

    2016 Galbreath & Sons

    2017 Coastal Electric

    2018 McDonald's - Jill and Gary Stanberry

    Business of the Year Award Criteria:

    Active business located or operating Bryan County

    Member in good standing with the RHBC Chamber of Commerce

    In business for a minimum of three (3) years
    Demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics:

    1.     Exceptional growth through additional creation of jobs

    2.     Revenue growth

    3.     Innovative products or services

    4.     Provides exemplary customer service

    5.     Volunteers in our community

    6.     Demonstrates economic support of Richmond Hill/Bryan County area business community 

  • Ambassador of the Year Award

    The mission of The Chamber’s Ambassador Team is to serve as goodwill representatives for The Chamber by welcoming new members at various Chamber events, member functions, ribbon cuttings, and grand openings. In addition, team members welcome new members, call on members for retention purposes, and encourage participation in Chamber activities.

    Past Recipients:

    2009 & 2010 Shirley Heagerty

    2011 Nikki Palmer

    2012 Nicole Carnes

    2013 Chris Sheppard

    2014 Carolyn Thompson

    2015 Naomi Havens

    2016 Caitlyn Hawkins

    2017 Ashley Rahn 

    2018 Kathryn Johnson

  • DeVaul Henderson Community Service Award

    *Periodically, the DeVaul Henderson Community Service Award is given to a civic-minded person who has made a positive impact on Richmond Hill/Bryan County. It is named for the late DeVaul Henderson, who was known for his commitment and contributions to the community. The award is not given every year, but is reserved for a nominee everyone deems worthy.

    Recipient must be an RHBC Chamber member with county-wide and state involvement with a positive attitude and innovative ideas. Service/contributions should be on a broad scale. Recipient should be a team player of the highest integrity. He or she should be passionate leader that is, reliable, trust worthy, sincere and selfless.

    Past Recipients:

    1998 Jimmy Burnsed

    1999 Linda Barker

    2000 Carole & Gene Brogdon

    2001 Doug Bean

    2003 Dana Brown

    2005 Bill Johnston

    2007 Janet Thayer

    2008 David Aspinwall

    2013 Mark Bolton

    2015 Angus McLeod

    2017 Ray Pittman

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