• The Roaring Twenties costumes were epic at last week's Chamber of Commerce dinner, including this one by Lisa Pursel.
  • Roz Barnett of Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, got the memo to wear her finest flapper flair.
  • Billy Joe Huels, flaming trumpeteer for the Dusty 45's, plays for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at their annual dinner on Sept. 28 at the Hackney Warehouse.
  • Ann Miller Woodford received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce last Thursday.
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meridith Jorgensen presents Waylon Hill of Logan’s Run with the Organization of the Year award.
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meridith Jorgensen was all smiles at the annual County Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
  • Rheuban Jackson, of Industrial Opportunities Incorporated (IOI), won the Personal Achievement Award. He attended the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Dinner with his grandfather, Eurial Turner.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cherokee County Chamber dinner was a blast

Thursday night’s annual Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce dinner was lit, as young people like to say, especially when the frontman of The Dusty 45s played a final swinging number with his trumpet on fire.
It was that kind of night at the Hackney Warehouse, where members of the business community dressed in 1920s-style clothing and listened to classic oldies amid glamorous decor. It was the 48th annual chamber dinner, with awards being handed out for the 13th year in a row.
Check out these images from the gala evening. For the full story, click here.

Here are the previous winners of the Chamber's annual awards:

CHEROKEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
• 2017 – Ann Miller Woodford (artist, author, entrepreneur, teacher)
• 2016 – Tom & Emma Flinn (youth swimming instructors, HouseRaising Volunteers)
• 2015 – Jim Bent (Cherokee County Senior Games)
• 2014 – Carl Hartman (Andrews healthy living advocate)
• 2013 – Johnny Strawn (Murphy RiverWalk)
• 2012 – Kathleen Nolte (Cherokee County Arts Council)
• 2011 – Paige Sherrill (chamber ambassador, volunteer)
• 2010 – Mike Lalone (Empty Bowls)
• 2009 – Roger & Cathy Williams (food ministries, volunteer)
• 2008 – Corky Cook (food ministries, volunteer)
• 2007 – Barbara Hughes (volunteer, coordinator of many local events)
• 2006 – Edwin Manchester (Heritage Partners, HouseRaising Volunteers)
• 2005 – Dr. Brian Mitchell (Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center)

CHEROKEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
• 2017 – Logan’s Run Rescue
• 2016 – Valley River Arts Guild
• 2015 – The Sharing Center (food pantry)
• 2014 – Murphy First Baptist Church Kitchen Committee
• 2013 – Nehemiah's Neighbors (charity workers)
• 2012 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cherokee County
• 2011 – Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House (homeless shelter)
• 2010 – Friends of the Murphy Public Library
• 2009 – HAVEN Children's Advocacy Center
• 2008 – U.S. Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots
• 2007 – REACH Inc. (domestic violence shelter)
• 2006 – Cherokee County Relay for Life
• 2005 – Murphy Rotary Club

CHEROKEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• 2017 – Fields of the Wood
• 2016 – Steven Aft State Farm Insurance