Sho-Nuff BBQ won best overall and best main course at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Liberty event Thursday evening.
The annual banquet was held at Bryant Commons and introduced the 2017 Chamber board and new chairperson.
Food was provided by The Pour House, Sho’Nuff Barbecue, Bojangles’ Famous Chicken and Biscuits, Smoking Pig, Lady J’s, Southern Sweets, Ardyss Life/KBell, JJ’s Bar and Grill and Chamber workers and volunteers.
While Sho’Nuff took the top two categories, Southern Sweets won for best desserts, JJ’s Bar and Grill took home the local flavor award and the treats provided by Ardyss Life/KBell won for best healthy option.
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leah Poole recognized outgoing member Felecia Boatwright and introduced 2016 Board Chairman Roger Hutchinson.
Hutchinson, now the immediate past president, thanked everyone for a successful year with the chamber
and introduced 2017 incoming Board Chair Karen Bell. He then had her take the Chamber oath.
Bell briefly addressed the audience and said she was eager to take on the task of being the new chairperson. She introduced the 2017 board and had them take their oath.
Poole announced the annual business award winners:
Self-employed business: Ng Photography
Business with 2-15 employees: Holtzman Realty
Business with 16-35 employees: Yates-Astro
Business with more than 35 employees: The Heritage Bank
Chamber Volunteer of the Year: Charmette Reed
Civic Leader of the Year: Bruce Muncher
Business Leader of the Year: Willa Lewis
The 2017 Chamber Board:
Barbara Martin, GeoVista
Bobby Ryon, Canoochee EMC
Charlene Parlett, Seamless Business Coach
Chip Adams, Speros
Chris Ellison, The Heritage Bank
Dr. Vayla Lee, Liberty County School System
Hasit Patel, LaQuinta Inn and Suites
Jack Standard, South Georgia Bank
Jeff Ashmen, Savannah Technical College
Jimmy Shanken, Coldwell Banker Holtzman Realtors
Joe Ford, South Georgia Bank
Kateland Arroyo, Ameris Bank
Kathy Villafane, AAB Realty
Lee Burkhalter, CenturyLink
Leigh Smiley, Coldwell Banker Holtzman Realtors
Levi Moody, Pedrick and Company
Susan McCorkle, Liberty Regional Medical Center
Derek Rozier, Liberty Regional Medical Center
Mitch Boston, Magnum Pest Control
Jeannie Worthy, ESG
April Burris, VIP Office Furniture and Supply