2019 Golden Gala

Featuring the 2018 Citizen of the Year

GREENVILLE, NC — The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Golden Gala membership celebration on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., at the Hilton Greenville.  The Golden Gala, formerly the Chamber's Annual Membership Celebration, is held each January to celebrate the past year's accomplishments and honor recipients of the Citizen of the Year, Legends Award (a special honor given on special occasions), Ambassador of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year.

Dr. G. Dennis Massey, the 2017 Citizen of the Year (COY), will present the 2018 COY Award.  The Chamber annually presents its COY Award to honor a man or woman who has made significant contributions to the Greenville-Pitt County community.  The presentation of this award dates back to 1967, when Dr. Leo Jenkins (sixth chancellor of East Carolina University) was honored as the very first recipient.  The award represents a prestigious recognition by the community of the recipient's commitment and dedication to the advancement of Greenville.  Click here to a view of a list of past recipients.

The Legends Award is a special honor given on occasion at the Chamber's Golden Gala.  Legends Award recipients are citizens whose service to the community has been so significant in civic, economic, political, educational and/or religious activities over a sustained period of time that the history of Pitt County could not be written without their inclusion.  The late Walter Williams was the first recipient of the award in 2007.  Click here to view a list of past recipients.

Heather King, anchor/reporter for WITN, will emcee this year's event that will include live entertainment, food, fun, and great opportunities to network.

Click here for more information and to register.  Registrations are required and attendees are asked to register by Monday, January 14.

2016 Citizen of the Year recipient Max Joyner, Sr. (L) poses with the 2017 Citizen of the Year recipient Dr. Dennis Massey (R) during the Chamber's Golden Gala on Jan. 20, 2018. (Bill Goode/Bill Goode Photography)