On Saturday night, The Osceola Chamber gathered for its 98th Annual Meeting at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The ‘totally gnarly’ organization, whose mission is “Champions for business and the Osceola community” ‘maxed out’ the celebration with a bit of ‘retro flare’ in the evening’s theme of 60s, 70s, & 80s. 

The ‘out of sight’ night began in typical cocktail party fashion, then moved into the main event where the gavel was officially passed from last year’s ‘fab’ chair Kevin Crain, owner of Osceola Press in Kissimmee, to current chair Allison Beeman, ‘totally cool’ sales account manager with Cemex, who was ‘stoked’ to lead the event and the chamber for the next year.

The 60s, 70s, & 80s theme continued with chamber President/CEO John Newstreet ‘bogarting’ the stage and delivering “far out” message after “far out” message, keeping the evening from being just another “square” night for members and community leaders. Osceola Commissioner Cheryl Grieb shared her “super groovy” invocation, before the chamber began putting out some ‘really good vibes’ by presenting its “out of sight” annual awards. 

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This year’s awards were:

Chairman’s Award Winner: Tom Franklin, (way hip dude)
Linda Goodwin-Nichols Service Award Winner: Mary Lee Downey with Hope Partnership (totally fab)
Unity Award Winner: Dale Miller with SkyWater Technology, (one cool cat)

Eagle Award Winner: P.A.C. (Poinciana Area Council)

The Osceola Chamber had much to share about during the event, after having quite the ‘bitchin’ year, which included earning a 5-star accreditation, along with its President being named as 2022 Chamber Executive of the Year for the state of Florida.

Founded in 1924, The Osceola  Chamber represents approximately 900 small, medium and large companies, organizations, and governments. From cattle operations going back generations, to entrepreneurs just getting their companies started, The Osceola Chamber includes virtually every type of business.The chamber advocate on behalf of its members for a business climate that enables them to succeed at growing their bottom line.

For more information about the chamber, or become a member, go to TheOsceolaChamber.com.