Gilmer Chamber host Chairman's Dinner celebrating the 40th Anniversary
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 23 past Chairs of the Gilmer Chamber, along with their guests, gathered at the Piedmont Community Center to kickoff the celebration of the chamber’s 40th anniversary. From Mr. Robert Wood, Chairman of the Board in 1982, to most recent Past Chairman Lex Rainey, those in attendance represented the greatest majority of the chamber’s years of service to our community. Following a welcome from Chairman of the Board Trent Sanford, an invocation from Past Chairman Alan Davenport and a delicious meal by Main Street Catering, Past Chairman Lex Rainey, Chair-elect John Marshall, President & CEO Paige Green, 40th anniversary committee chair Steven Purvis, Secreatary/Treasurer Chris Wang and Past Chairman & current Executive Director of the Greater Gilmer Joint Development Kent Sanford spoke about the strong foundation laid by past leadership, the chamber of today, the chamber’s future, and the year long celebration planned for the 40th anniversary. Those in attendance could be heard reminiscing about their time in leadership, those they served with, and catching up with old friends. The evening concluded with a photograph of the 23 chairs.