One of the Chamber’s biggest events of the year, our Annual Banquet, is where we recognize the outstanding contributions that business men and women have made to this community. We also take pride in announcing our new Board of Directors and showing our gratitude towards the Directors that are leaving the Board. The Chamber will announce the recipients of the Darrell Johnson award, Mike Carrington award and the Business of the Year!
Special Guest - Vera Stewart
Vera Stewart is a Southern TV show host, entrepreneur, caterer, cake expert, and mentor. Her mail order cake and casserole business, VeryVera, put her on the map, and her VeryVera Café in Augusta, GA was a favorite for locals and golfers alike for many years. She has been featured in countless publications over the course of her career, including two separate runs in Southern Living, O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Town & Country, The New York Times, and Veranda. After winning a Throwdown with Bobby Flay in 2010, she was given a local cooking and lifestyle show in Augusta in 2012. Since then, the show has been syndicated to 11 more markets, including Savannah, Charleston, Indianapolis, and Tampa. On April 17th, Vera released The VeryVera Cookbook: Recipes From My Table, which contains recipes for every product she ever sold via mail order and in her café. The VeryVera Cookbook has gained media attention from Taste of the South and Relish magazines, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James blog, and many other online outlets.