Chamber Announces Award Recipients

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Recipients for 2016 Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff are very pleased to announce the 2016 award recipients that will be recognized at the 17th annual awards and installation banquet being held on October 13th at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.

The award recipients are: 2016 Ocean Pines Business of the Year is 5 Star Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, 2016 Ocean Pines Citizens of the Year is Aaron Eckman of Ocean Pines Independent and 2016 Ocean Pines Non-Profit Organization of the Year, sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, is Worcester County Veterans Memorial.

Please join in the celebration as these local award winners are honored for their accomplishments and contributions to our local community during our Harvest Ball annual banquet. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet of Herb Seared Chicken Breast with Dijon Cream, Blackened Mahi Mahi with a Tropical Fruit Salad, Grilled Sirloin with Mushroom Sauce, vegetable medley, wild rice & homemade desserts and fruit & cheese platter during cocktail hour.

The awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Installation of the 2016/2017 Board Members and officers: Incoming President: Heather Shaner of M & T Bank, Outgoing President: Amy Unger of Inesse Consulting, Inc., Vice President: Michael Mathers of Michael B. Mathers, P.A., LLP, Treasurer: Celeste Miller of Farmers Bank of Willards, Secretary: New Board Member Teresa Berger of Atlantic General Hospital, and Board Directors: Teresa Travatello of the Ocean Pines Association and Patty Dundore of American Granite and Tile, Inc. along with two additional new board members, Steven Sweigert of PKS Investment Advisors, LLC and Suzy Taylor of Ayers Creek Adventures. We would like to pay tribute to our outgoing Board members: Anna Giles of Merrill Lynch and Will Cathell, who each has served on our Board for 5 years, and Lee Ann Gunning of Diamond Contractors, Inc., who has served for 4 years.

Everyone is welcome to join in honoring these wonderful local business and people. (Members, non-members & the public all are welcome to attend) Tickets are just $55 per person and can be purchased on-line: or by calling the Ocean Pines Office at 410-641-5306.

For Immediate Distribution

Contact: Ginger Fleming, Executive Director
Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce
410-641-5306 /

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