North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce announces award winners, 2023-24 leadership team at annual banquet

The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) installed its 2023-24
officers and directors and honored annual award winners during its annual awards banquet. The
event was held at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on June 28 and was sponsored by REV Federal
Credit Union.

“Our Chamber’s primary mission is to serve our members by building a strong business
community in northern Brunswick County. I’m grateful for the many members who work hard to
make our Chamber a success,” said Zach Drennan, 2023 NBCC Board President. ” I’m honored
to serve as Chamber President of the upcoming year.”   

The following board members were elected as officers:
President: Zach Drennan, Pioneer Strategies
Vice President: Jeremy Gunn, JBG Services
Secretary: Martha Jackson, South State Bank
Treasurer: Susan Cruse, First Bank

Additionally, the following members joined or re-joined the board:
Jeff Domin, Domin & Schwartz – RE/MAX Executives
Matt Earley, Atlantic Bay Mortgage
Steve Hulon, Brunswick Community College
Kerry Kasotsky, Aire Serve of Brunswick County
Shari Leone, Corning Federal Credit Union
Jennifer Moore, First Citizens Bank
Chris Moxley, Focus Broadband
Deb Pickett, Signature Wealth Strategies

Additional returning board members include:
Kevin Briggs, Novant Health
Wilson Hudspeth, Duke Energy.

Several Chamber members were presented with awards at the dinner. Awards were presented in
seven different categories based on the organization or individual’s outstanding performance and
contribution to the Chamber and community.

“Our annual awards are an opportunity to recognize members who go above and beyond in terms
of their commitment to our Chamber and our community,” said Drennan. “All of this year’s
honorees are more than deserving of the awards they received.”

The following members received awards:
Business of the Year: JBG Services
Non-Profit of the Year: John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68
New Chamber Member Business of the Year: Chicken Salad Chick
Woman of the Year: Deb Pickett, Signature Wealth Strategies
Entrepreneur of the Year: Mimi & Papa’s Gourmet Popcorn and Homemade Ice Cream
Young Professional of the Year: Dr. Paul Hrvol, Coastal Integrative Health
Milestone Award (lifetime achievement): George Murray