Annual event highlights achievements, new leaders selected
The Key West Chamber’s annual Installation and Awards Dinner took place this past weekend at Beachside Marriott. The evening was perfectly balanced with humor, swagger and well-deserved recognition as a new board was installed by the honorable judge Ed Scales. Outgoing board president Dr. Robin Lockwood praised his fellow members and board for their leadership, while passing the gavel to incoming president Nicki Will. Most notably, Virginia Panico participated in the event for the 30th time as Chamber EVP.
Long-time friends Sam Holland, Randy Moore and Joyce Benavides catch up for some laughs.
T.E.M. Environment & Mechanical Services’ Tom & Gigi McKechnie always livens up room.
Raquel Crummitt teams up with Lourdes Torbisco of the Westin for a dazzling photo op.
City Commissioner Tony Yaniz, Ed Russo, Waste Management’s Greg Sullivan and Key West Chamber President Elect, Jennifer Hulse.
Key West Chamber board president and Lower Keys Medical CEO, Nicki Will, alongside Dr. Aydin Atilla and his lovely wife Tracy.
City Commissioner Tony Yaniz, Utility Board member Barry Barroso and County Administrator Roman Gastesi attend the annual event.
Keys Federal Credit Union’s Mary Lou Carn and husband Rick with Key West Chamber EVP Virginia Panico.
Eric and Victoria Castellanos, Jessica Horan, Joyce Benavides and Letisia and Steve Powell share a photo op.
The newlyweds! Sheriff Rick Ramsay and his beautiful wife Erin attend.
Rodney Gullate of Firma IT Solutions and Services and Lower Keys Medical Center’s Randy Detrick.
Chamber Board member Melissa Kendrick, right, mixed humor and grace to present Dolphin Research Center’s Rita Irwin with the Athena Leadership award.
Kim Works was honored with the Hall of Fame award for her life time of devotion to the Key West business and civic community.
County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy and Nicki Will discuss business.
Outgoing board president, Dr. Robin Lockwood and Lower Keys Medical Center’s Phyllis Stout were on hand to show their continuous support for the Key West Chamber and local business community.
Blue Heaven’s Synthia Myers, Keys Weekly’s Rosario Barrett and First State’s Ani Madruga lend style and grace to the event.