Lexington Chamber honors locals at awards luncheon

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center honored local businesses and professionals at its annual Chamber Awards Luncheon Tuesday afternoon at Lexington Church of Christ. The ceremony allows members to nominate fellow members to be recognized for outstanding leadership within the community. Attendees also celebrated the Chamber’s 60th “birthday” at the event.

(left to right) GLCVC Board Chair Troy Simpson, Austin McVay, GLCVC President & CEO Otis Rawl

The ceremony began with the Young Professional of the Year Award, presented to Austin McVay. McVay is a commercial relationship manager at TD Bank. He serves on the chamber’s Small Business Council, and is a member of the Leadership Lexington County Class of 2019.






GLCVC Board Chair Troy Simpson, owners of Floor Pro: Larry and Virginia Gates, GLCVC President & CEO Otis Rawl

Floor Pro won the Small Business of the Year Award. The company is a family-owned and operated cleaning business, serving residential locations and commercial businesses across the Midlands. Floor Pro has been in business since 2013, and experienced significant growth since moving to Lexington in 2015.





GLCVC Board Chair Troy Simpson, Ronald Burkett, President; Donald Burkett, Executive Vice President; Mark Hendrix, Executive Vice President and GLCVC Treasurer; GLCVC President & CEO Otis Rawl

The Large Business of the Year Award was presented to Burkett Burkett & Burkett CPAs. Their full-service regional accounting and business consulting firm has offices in West Columbia and Rock Hill.








GLCVC Board Chair Troy Simpson, Joel Merrill, GLCVC President & CEO Otis Rawl

Joe Merrill, consultant with FASTSIGNS of Columbia, was acknowledged for his volunteerism and advocacy for the Chamber with the Ambassador of the Year Award.






GLCVC Board Chair Troy Simpson, Shelley Metropol, GLCVC President & CEO Otis Rawl

The final award presented was the Mike Till Award. According to the requirements, it is to be given to an individual who best exemplifies the characteristics of Mike Till: friendliness, perseverance and dedication to the Lexington community. It was presented to Shelley Metropol, broker/owner of Experienced Real Estate Group. Metropol is a long-time resident of Lexington and past chair of the GLCVC Board of Directors.

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