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