The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 20 at The Venues at Ogeechee Technical College. The theme for the Annual Meeting, “Take Flight”, celebrated the Chamber’s accomplishments of 2021, while looking ahead to what is to come in 2022.

The event also included an awards presentation of the Start Up, Small, and Large Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Leadership Bulloch Alumni of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to the winners of this years awards:

Start up Award – Big Dog Snow Cone

Julie Mallard, Big Dog Snow Cone Credit: Grice Connect

Small Business of the Year Award – Kids World

Kids World
Michelle Lank, Kids World Credit: Lori Grice

Large Business of the Year Award – AgSouth Farm Credit

Zach Murphy, AgSouth Farm Credit Credit: Grice Connect

Leadership Bulloch Alumni of the Year – Trish Tootle

Trish Tootle Credit: Grice Connect

Lifetime Achievement Award – Kenny Stone

Kenny Stone Credit: Lori Grice

Volunteer of the Year Award – Mandy Fortune

Mandy Fortune Credit: Grice Connect

“2021 was a challenging year, but with the great leadership from our Chamber Board, we persevered and have created a dynamic strategic plan”, said Jennifer Davis, President and CEO. As part of the Chamber’s Annual Meeting agenda, new and outgoing board members will be recognized for their service.  “We are excited to share our accomplishments from last year and the vision for moving the Chamber forward at the Annual Meeting.  We are honored to have State Representative Jan Tankersley swear in our incoming Board members,” says Davis.

The 2022 Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber Annual Meeting is proudly supported by Presenting Sponsor, Bulloch Solutions; Premier Sponsor, Morris Bank; Executive Sponsor, Renasant Bank; and Associate Sponsor, AT&T.

Grice Connect live streamed the meeting in entirety. You can view it below.

About the Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1921, the Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 500 businesses committed to strengthening businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live, and do business in Bulloch County. The Chamber supports our members through networking, advocacy, professional development, and community engagement. For more information or to become a member, visit

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