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Chamber honors outstanding citizens at 45th Annual Meeting

SELMA - The Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce held its 45th Annual Meeting on January 26, 2015. Highlights of the night included the naming of Chris Key and Dwight Morris as the area's Citizens of the Year, for their work in developing the new Inclusion Park for special needs children being built at Smithfield Community Park. 

The Chamber presented a number of awards, including:

* Citizens of the Year, sponsored by Woody's Computing Service - Chris Key, owner of Aspect Financial in Smithfield and Dwight Morris, executive director of the Partnership for Children of Johnston County..
* Distinguished Citizen from Smithfield, sponsored by Woody's Computing Service - Will R. Crocker,  recently retired Johnston County Clerk of Court
* Distinguished Citizen from Selma, sponsored by Woody's Computing Service - Donald Baker, head of the electrical department for the Town of Selma
* Chamber Athena Award, sponsored by CORESTAFF SERVICES - Jackie Lacy, a member of the Selma Town Council.
* Jimmy Creech Small Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Stancil Oil Company - Ray & Rose Pittman, owners of Hula Girl Ice Cream & Grill in Selma
* Life Memberships, sponsored by Triangle Insurance Group -  Carolyn Ennis, Wingate Lassiter and Frank B. Holding
* Howard Best Awards for Outstanding Members of the Board of Directors, sponsored by W. Landis Bullock Industrial Contractor Supply - Neil Watson, partner at Watson, Cooke & Jones, CPAs in Smithfield
* Chamber Ambassador of the Year, sponsored by Watson, Cooke & Jones, PA - Leslie Atkinson with HealthQuest.
* Past Board Chair Award - Keith Dimsdale, Chick-fil-A of Smithfield 

Approximately 160 Chamber members attended the banquet, that was presented by Interstate Outdoor Billboards and held at The Farm on Batten Road, north of Selma..

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