Annual Chamber Awards Program

Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala

Pictured left to right are the Hancock Chamber Outstanding Citizens: Myron Labat, Citizen of the Year in 2016; David Bassett, CPA; Christina Richardson, Community Volunteer; Craig Foster, Edward Jones; Susan Duffy, Hancock County Visitors Center; Chuck Underwood, Treasures of the Bay/Breezy Porches; Raymunda Barnes, PRCC Hancock Center; Elise Deano, Hancock County Youth Court Judge; Susan Stevens, community volunteer; Paul Montjoy, Keep Diamondhead Beautiful; Madella and Blu Jordan, Community Volunteers; and, LiLi Stahler Murphy, 2014 Citizen of the Year. Barnes was elected Citizen of the Year by the Chamber membership.

The Gala

Known as the local version of the Academy Awards, the Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala recognizes outstanding achievements in citizenship, industry and business each year at the Hollywood Casino Grand Ballroom. The annual production includes a reception, sit-down dinner and video presentations featuring the award winners. Tickets for the gala are traditionally sold out with over 500 people attending.

Recognition of Citizens and Businesses

The Chamber has been honoring exemplary citizens and businesses for 39 years. Award winners are elected by members of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce for Businesses of the Year representing Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, and Kiln/ Hancock County. The Top 10 Outstanding Citizens of the Year are also elected by members of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce, with one being announced as Citizen of the Year during the Gala. The Industry Award of Excellence is selected by the Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission.

2017 Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala

Citizens of the Year

2017 Top 10 Citizens of the Year

Industry of the Year

Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

2017 Businesses of the Year

Bay St. Louis

Cuz’s Old Town Oyster Bar & Grill

City of Diamondhead

Memorial Physician Clinics & Diagnostic Center

City of Waveland

Beacon Theaters

Hancock County

INFINITY Science Center


2014 Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala

2014 Citizen of the Year winner

LiLi Stahler Murphy

Pictured with 2013 winner, Angelyn Scardino Treutel Zeringue, and 2012 winner, John Ferrucci.

2014
Outstanding Citizens Award Winners

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2014
Community Award of Excellence Winner

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2014
Business
Award
Winners

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2014
Patt Cucullu Tourism Person
of the Year

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2014
Industry
Award
Winners

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2014
Hail to the Chief
Mayor Garcia Honored

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2014 Award Gala Bloopers

And the ever-popular “bloopers” video from the 2014 Awards Gala!

2013 Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala

2011 Business Awards

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2011 Special Awards

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2012 Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala

2012 Award Winners

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2012 Outstanding Citizens

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2011 Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala

2011
Business
Awards

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2011
Special
Awards

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2011
Outstanding
Citizens Awards

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