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Community Awards Have a New Meaning During Pandemic

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on September 17, 2021


This year marks the 60th year the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce has presented awards for exemplary
contribution to the betterment of the greater Zephyrhills community in various categories.

Community Awards Have a New Meaning During Pandemic

Due to the spike in
COVID-19, the ZCOC Board of Directors felt it was best to postpone the banquet for two months and have moved
the event to November. We realize that the community is ready for some celebration and “good news”, and we are
excited to bring that to you on Tuesday, November 9 th , 2021 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

The nomination committee faced a real challenge as nominations poured in. Every nominated business,
organization, and individual were deserving of awards. We applaud each of you who have shown strength and
resiliency in face adversity.

The committee focused on each awards criterion and who has made a difference in our community this year and
struggled to narrow the field and slate your nominees.

The following businesses, individuals, and organizations are
our nominees in 7 different categories:

Small Business
4/One The Gentleman’s Quarters
Faithful Friends Pet Cremation
The Laker/Lutz News
Your Turn, A Board Game Café
Zephyrhills Cinema 10
Zephyrhills Executive Offices

Large Business
Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC
Chamber Member of the Year
AdventHealth Zephyrhills
Beth Aker, Meals on Wheels & Genesis Community Center
Golden Corral
Kevin Sullivan, Pipas Law Group
Sam Abrahani, Board & Ambassador Member
Ambassador of the Year
Beth Aker, Meals on Wheels
Debbie Murry, East Pasco Republican Club
Katy Fernadez, The Laker/Lutz News
Rod Rehrig, Marine Corp League
Vicky Jones, Palm Tree Acres MHC

Congratulations to each of the HONORED nominees.
The winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet which will be
held on Tuesday, November 9 th at Southport Springs Golf & Country Club, 3737 Southport Springs Pkwy.,
Zephyrhills, 33541 from 6:00-9:00 pm. This year’s theme – “Award Winning Z’Hills” – will focus on our
community and what makes us special. Limited seating is available, following CDC guidelines. For more
information or to purchase tickets, go to our web site: ZephyrhillsChamber.org or call (813) 782-1913.

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce advances economic growth and prosperity for our community.
The Chamber of Commerce is incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. Our
membership is comprised of businesses, government agencies, public-private corporations, non-profit organizations
and individuals with a shared interest in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Zephyrhills.
We promote a vibrant and active business climate supporting economic growth through leadership and active
involvement by our membership.

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