The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Member Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, January 16th. Participants were treated to catered dinner as well as an opportunity to network with their fellow business community in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Approximately 90 participants attended representing businesses and organizations from the Four Oaks area and throughout the County. Joan Pritchett introduced the Board of Directors and gave recognition to all the 2019 Chamber Members and Sponsors. The Chamber recognized United Community Bank for their contributions as Title Sponsor. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce also awarded Mr. Paul Stacy Lee the Four Oaks Proud Award.
“The Four Oaks Proud award is given by The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce to individuals we feel go above and beyond for the chamber and the community of Four Oaks. When the chamber board met to discuss this year’s recipient there actually was very little discussion about who should receive the honor this year. We knew one person deserved this award. And that person is Mr. Paul Stacy Lee,” Joan Pritchett, Executive Director stated.
“In his retirement from teaching, Stacy has worked with the Four Oaks Economic Development, served as a town commissioner and held the position of Parks & Recreation Director with the Town of Four Oaks. Stacy goes the extra mile to do things right and has put countless unpaid hours into his community, beautifying and promoting his hometown. Stacy stops by the Chamber often and always asks what he can do to help. His willingness to assist the Chamber is so greatly appreciated. Stacy is an amazing asset to the community of Four Oaks! He sure does make us proud,” Pritchett said.
Harold Keen of KS Bank presented an update on a Downtown Revitalization grant. Attendee’s also enjoyed a review in pictures of the 2019 events via a slide show. The 2020 event calendar was also presented.