Achievers & Accolades

Greater Fayetteville Chamber celebrates 2022 Annual Awards

By Staff Report, posted 2 months ago
Photo by Greater Fayetteville Chamber

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber gathered to honor and give recognition to local businesses and those who serve their community with the return of the Annual Awards. Chamber representatives held a virtual ceremony on their Facebook page where they brought awards to some of the winners in the “Can Do” district trolley provided by Cool Spring Downtown District. 


Five businesses were recognized in five categories for their positive impact on the community: 

· Small Businesses of the Year was awarded to JOHANNA BRUMM of Downtown Market. 

· Business of the Year was awarded to ACTION PATHWAYS. 

· Minority- Owned Business of the Year went to THEODORE “TEDDY” OATES SR. with T.O Plumbing Service LLC. 

· Woman Owned Business of the Year went to TAMMY THURMAN with Nation of Sisters.

The Realtors Cup was awarded to local business owner, and President of the Hope Mills Chamber of Commerce, Casey Ferris. 


According to the chamber, this year’s winners were selected by a fellow Chamber in Elizabeth City.


Before the Annual Awards ceremony began, the Chamber also held a surprise ceremony for longtime Fayetteville resident George Breece. Breece was bestowed the first ever George W. Breece Lifetime Achievement Award – a legacy award that will be offered in the future to those who commit to the betterment of the community following the example of Breece’s lasting impact. Along with receiving the initial Lifetime Achievement Award in his name, Breece also had two days named in his honor by both the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

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