SAVE the Date - Feb 20, 2025

2024 SAGE Awards & Annual Meeting sponsored by Denso

Championing Excellence: Unveiling Success at the Greater Statesville Chamber's Annual Celebration

The eagerly anticipated SAGE (Statesville Area Growth and Excellence) Awards and Annual Meeting, scheduled for February 15, 2024, will be graciously hosted by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and generously sponsored by Denso. This prestigious event, promises an evening of celebration and recognition for outstanding contributions to the community.

Attendees can look forward to a vibrant pre-meeting mingle featuring an array of beer and wine, fostering a convivial networking atmosphere.

Nominees, the esteemed guests of the evening, will be treated to an exclusive VIP room experience preceding the main event.

The awards to be presented encompass a diverse range, highlighting the exceptional achievements across Statesville and surrounding area. Categories include Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year (both large and small enterprises), Ambassador of the Year, and Community Impact (nonprofit) of the Year. Notably, this year's ceremony introduces additional accolades, showcasing excellence in various facets of local business, such as Partners in Education Excellence, Innovator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Launch Sage Award for new businesses, and Leader in Advocacy. This expansion reflects the Chamber's commitment to acknowledging and celebrating the multifaceted achievements that contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Statesville area.

Nomination forms are linked below. A business or person can nominate your own organization or you can nominate a business you feel has shows Excellence and Growth in the areas described.

SAGE Awards & Annual Meeting - Ticket - Member Pricing - $95

SAGE Awards & Annual Meeting - Table of 8 - Member Pricing - $750

2024 Recipients & Categories

Citizen of the Year - John Koppelmeyer, Sponsored by Nicholson Funeral Home
Business of the Year - Small Enterprise - Iredell Free News, Sponsored by Iredell Statesville Community Enrichment Corp.
Business of the Year - Large Enterprise Doosan Bobcat, Sponsored by Iredell Health System
Ambassador of the Year - Tommacena Douglas, Sponsored by Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce
Community Impact (nonprofit) of the Year - Iredell Arts Council, Sponsored by Piedmont HealthCare
Partners in Education Excellence - Flow Automotive of Statesville, Sponsored by Jon Packman, DDS
Innovator of the Year - New Image Services, LLC, Sponsored by Doosan Bobcat
Volunteer of the Year - Melissa Haines, Sponsored by New Image Services
Launch Sage Award for new businesses - Native Ceuticals Apothecary, Sponsored by First National Bank
Leader in Advocacy - William Morgan, Sponsored by Flow Automotive of Statesville


Nominate your business or fellow member for a SAGE - Statesville Area Growth & Excellence Award!

2024 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes a business that has consistently demonstrated excellence, innovation, and outstanding contributions within its industry and the broader community. This award serves as a symbol of appreciation for a company's remarkable achievements, leadership, and dedication to making a positive impact.

NOMINATE HERE

2024 PARTNERS IN EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

A distinguished honor that acknowledges and celebrates exceptional partnerships between businesses, organizations, and educational institutions. This award recognizes the collaborative efforts of those who have made a significant and positive impact on education and workforce development initiatives.

NOMINATE HERE

2024 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

The Innovator Award celebrates businesses, or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional creativity, originality, and forward-thinking in their field or industry. This award is a tribute to the remarkable contributions and groundbreaking innovations that have reshaped and improved the way they do their work.

NOMINATE HERE

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

A prestigious recognition that celebrates and honors nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated outstanding dedication, impact, and innovation in their mission to make a positive difference in the region. This award pays tribute to the nonprofit sector's invaluable contributions to society and highlights the significant achievements of a specific organization.

NOMINATE HERE

2024 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Nicholson Funeral Home
Candidates will be evaluated on their community experience and accomplishments, education, community/civic involvement and long term dedication to their family, business and community.
The award recipient will be announced at the Chamber's Annual Awards Event on Thursday, February 20, 2025.

NOMINATE HERE

2024 LAUNCH SAGE AWARD

To recognize and celebrate newly established businesses that have shown exceptional promise, growth, and potential in their respective industries. This award is dedicated to honoring the entrepreneurial spirit and achievements of businesses that are in their early stages and have already demonstrated noteworthy success.

NOMINATE HERE

LEADER IN ADVOCACY EXCELLENCE

A distinguished honor that celebrates individuals or organizations that have demonstrated unwavering commitment, leadership, and effectiveness in advocating for important causes, rights, or issues that benefit society. This award acknowledges the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate their time, energy, and resources to creating positive change and raise awareness about pressing matters.

NOMINATE HERE

2024 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

A prestigious honor that recognizes and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, commitment, and selflessness in their volunteer work. This award acknowledges the invaluable contributions of volunteers and highlights the significant impact they make on their community and causes.

NOMINATE HERE

2024 AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

The Ambassadors are the Chamber’s premiere volunteer organization composed of high-energy, outgoing and dynamic business men and women. The Ambassadors work together as a team to increase membership retention and to improve awareness of Chamber benefits. Ambassadors also act as hosts at Chamber events. The recipient is chosen based on the year's goals & objectives in the program.

NOMINATE HERE

You don't want to miss the event of the year - recognizing and celebrating excellence in business

LAST YEAR'S 2023 ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET

2023 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet: Celebrating 95 years!


Schools, workforce development among key issues addressed at annual banquet

BY AMY FUHRMAN, Iredell Free News

Kamari Dalton and Brianna Hincapie stood on stage Thursday evening in a room packed with Statesville’s business leaders and confidently fielded questions about the path to success. Their answers — seeking a balanced and stable life and a career that provides both financial and personal fulfillment — were on point. But even more impressive was the fact the speakers, who are in the sixth and ninth grades, are already paving their own paths thanks to programs through the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce.


Article and photographs reprinted from Iredell Free News

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Past Citizen of the Year Recipients

Outstanding Citizen of the Year Awards since 1962.