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South Hill Chamber of Commerce members enjoy an awards dinner at the Exchange. Last week's event also afforded the chamber the opportunity to swear in new officers and directors. 

The South Hill Chamber of Commerce held an awards dinner on June 4 to swear in its new officers and directors and recognize outstanding members. 

Outgoing President Jeremy Lynch listed some of the chamber’s accomplishments over the last year, such as sponsoring the ice skating rink and hosting its first golf tournament, and reflected on his year as president.

“I’ve learned so much about our community,” Lynch said. “I call it an honor to work alongside such professional and passionate community leaders.” 

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Left to right: Incoming President Brentley Morris, Volunteer of the Year Angela Wright, and outgoing President Jeremy Lynch. 

The chamber recognized Angela Wright of AmeriCare Plus as the Volunteer of the Year, Benchmark Community Bank as the Business of the Year, and New 2 You Consignment Boutique as the New Business of the Year. Exit Town and Lake Realty received the Spirit of South Hill Award. 

Brentley Morris, business development director for the Town of South Hill, was sworn in as the president for 2019-2020. Lynne Clary of Citizens Bank and Trust is serving as president elect, and Leilani Todd of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the treasurer. 

The 2019-2020 board of directors includes Ryan Bartholomew of Edward Jones Investments; Vanessa Brown of Benchmark Community Bank; Rebecca Bulluck of Exit Town and Lake Realty; Kim Callis of the Town of South Hill; Lauren Epps of the Colonial Center; Gretchen Hayes of Paint Plus Lighting and Design; Shannon Lambert of The Springer Agency; Jeremy Lynch of Edward Jones Investments; Tammy Manning of First Citizens Bank; Shep Moss of Memory Makers; Pat Olmert of Watkins Insurance Agency; Mickey Smith of VA/Carolina Appraisal Co., Inc.; Kevin Thomason of  Rent-E-Quip; Teri N. Walker of Airtec, Inc. and Angela Wright of AmeriCare Plus.

Brown, Hayes, Lambert, and Walker are new to the board, but the rest are returning from 2018-2019.