Chamber Awards

Presented at June Chamber Luncheon:

Nonprofit Organization of the Year


From left: Kali Boatright, Holly York, Amy O'Dell, and Lindsey Petrini.

2021 Nonprofit of the Year Award Winners:
Holly York, North Fulton Community Charities
Amy O’Dell, Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopment School and Therapy Center

The Nonprofit Organization of the Year award was created to honor and recognize the hard work of outstanding North Fulton service organizations each year. Nominate a deserving Nonprofit HERE. Nominations due by April 15, 2022.

Presented at August Chamber Luncheon:

Small Business of the Year

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Finalists from left: Essie Escobedo, Office Angels; Ryan Pernice and Dan Pernice, RO Hospitality; Tracey Grace, IBEX IT Business Experts; Sara Khaki, Atlanta Divorce Law Group; Hans Appen, Appen Media Group; and David Hammond, Abel Solutions. 

2021 Small Business of the Year Award Winner:
Tracey Grace, IBEX IT Business Experts

Each year the Chamber recognizes the Small Business of the Year. The winner goes through an extensive nomination and interview process and serves as a role model and inspiration to others. 

Presented at Chamber Gala/Summer Soiree:

2022 Award Winners:
GNFCC Volunteer of the Year – Andy Kalajian, Fort Leadership Sales and Consulting
Lifetime Achievement Award - Don Howard, Synovus (retired)
Community Service Award – John McLaughlin, North Metro Miracle League
GNFCC Board Member of the Year – Jim Teel, Goodwyn Mills Cawood

GNFCC Volunteer of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding Chamber member who volunteers their time, resources and expertise to strengthen the GNFCC and our region in a manner crucial to North Fulton’s continued success.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who realizes to have a successful business, they must give back to the community and has done so consistently over a lifetime.

Community Service Award

Recognizes an individual who is making significant contributions to the community through their time, actions, talents and dedication.

GNFCC Board Member of the Year

Recognizes a current member of the GNFCC Board of Directors for their outstanding contributions to the Chamber.

Presented at March Chamber Luncheon:

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From left: Leslie Day-Harrell, Valarie Mackey, Rita Evans, Holly York and Melody Swilling.
  • Business Woman of Excellence | Large Business: Leslie Day-Harrell, Jackson Healthcare
  • Business Woman of Excellence | Small Business: Valarie Mackey, WrightNow Solutions
  • Legacy Award Winner: Rita Evans, Merrill Lynch/Banks, Evans, Scott & O'Hare
  • Nonprofit Woman of Excellence: Holly York, North Fulton Community Charities
  • Rising Star Winner: Melody Swilling, Swilling Family Law
Hear from the 2022 Women INfluencing Business award winners on the The GNFCC 400 Insider podcast HERE or read the press announcement HERE.