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Chuck Wade - 2020 Irmo Chamber Ambassador of the Year. Kirk Luther photo.

The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce honored a multitude of chamber partners this month at the 2020 Irmo Chamber Awards Night and Gala. The event was held at the Doubletree by Hilton.

This year's honorees included the 2020 Ambassador of the Year, Diplomat of the Year, Order of the Okra, Lifetime Achievement Award, Non-Profit of the Year, New Business of the Year and Small and Large Businesses of the Year.

“The Annual Gala is always a fun evening of fellowship and recognition of service to the Irmo Community. It allows the Irmo Chamber to say thank you to those who go above and beyond,” said Kerry Powers, Greater Irmo Chamber President and CEO.

The chamber presented the prestigious Ambassador of the Year award to Chuck Wade, owner of Fully Promoted, a promotional marketing company in Irmo. The award is given to an individual who has contributed to the growth of the community and the Greater Irmo Chamber through action and/or service. Past Ambassador of the Year winners include Congressman Joe Wilson, Rep. Chip Huggins and Barbara Willm with Lexington Medical Center.

“Chuck has been a dedicated supporter of the Irmo Chamber and the surrounding community for many years. We are grateful to have Chuck and the Fully Promoted team right here in the thriving Irmo business community ,” said 2020 Irmo Chamber Chairman, Alex Salmon with the Salmon Allstate Agency.

2020 Award Recipients:

Ambassador of the Year | Chuck Wade, Fully Promoted

Diplomat of the Year | Jordan Whitehead, Cut Throat Marketing

Order of the Okra | Cynthia Giles, Cut Throat Marketing

Lifetime Achievement Award | Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center

Non-Profit of the Year | Irmo Police Community Foundation

New Business of the Year | Nothing Bundt Cakes

Small Business of the Year | Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee-Bart Baldwin, Owner

Large Business of the Year | Shaw Industries, Plant 8S-Dale Sexton, Plant Manager

More information about becoming a partner of the Greater Irmo Chamber may be obtained by contacting Kerry Powers at (803-749-9355) or by visiting

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