SAGA – Chamber announces Feindel Lifetime Achievement Award

Feb 04

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance (SAGA) is pleased to announce that the Lifetime Achievement Award will now be called the Feindel Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor and memory of Richard Feindel for his years of service to the Chamber and the community.

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been a tradition since 2008, and given out at the Chamber’s Small Business Banquet that has been a tradition for the past 30 years. This year, Feindel’s radio stations, WWGP 1050 am and Classic Hits and WFJA 105.5 FM, along with DMJ & Co., PLLC, will be the presenting sponsors of the Chamber Annual Membership Banquet, a combined event of the Small Business Banquet and Chamber Annual Meeting, which will be held on February 16, from 5-7pm at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.

The Feindel Lifetime Achievement Award will be one of the awards given at the banquet. This year’s award recipient is Bobby Tomlinson, drummer & co-founder of the famous band, The Embers. Past award recipients have included, Charlie Daniels, Phil Ford, Woody Durham, Larry Stogner, and Richard Petty.

“[Feindel] led the committee for the Small Business Banquet that was tasked with annually selecting a recipient,” said Bob Joyce, SAGA Economic Development Executive Director. “This award is given to honor people who have dedicated their life to their work, and that’s the definition of [Feindel]. He worked hard for this community every day, and was an integral part of this community.”

Tickets for the Chamber Annual Membership Banquet are now on sale, at Over 100 people have already registered for the event so get your ticket now while they are still available! $40 for Chamber Members and $60 for Chamber Member couples, tickets will include cocktail hour and dinner.

Presenting Sponsors: DMJ & Co., PLLC, WWGP 1050 am and Classic Hits and WFJA 105.5 FM

Major Sponsors: A&D Construction, Duke Energy, First Health of the Carolinas, Heartfelt Alternatives, Life 103.1, Pinnacle Benefit Resources, Sanford Contractors and Thrivent Financial

Supporting Sponsors: Express Employment Professionals, First Bank - Plaza Blvd., First Citizens Bank & Trust Company - Carthage Street, and Mertek Solutions, Inc.

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