9/25/2013 3:14:00 PM David Aycock honored as Business Person of the Year
More than 500 business persons attended the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce’s 96th Annual Membership Luncheon held at the Civic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The speaker was Ms. Darla Moore. The luncheon is an opportunity to recognize individuals that make a significant impact in our community. This year’s Business Person of the Year Award was presented to David Aycock of Raldex Hospitality Group. The award was presented by Robb Sasser of Wells Fargo. Raldex owns and manages five properties, including the Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Suites and Hampton Inn and Suites on Hwy. 52, and employs 215 people. Will Crosswell with Palmetto First Federal Credit Union was recognized as Chamber Ambassador of the Year.
Crosswell serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and attends many ribbon cuttings and grand openings. The Chamber Champ of the Year Award was presented to Megan Watson with McLeod Health and Megan Beasley with Carolina Bank. Watson and Beasley were the leading force behind the formation of the Leadership Florence Alumni Association and serve as president and treasurer for the group.