The Spirit of Excellence Business Awards set a record for attendance at its 11th Annual Gala Saturday, October 19th at Savannah Marriott Riverfront. The honorees who are trailblazers of the low country were presented with their awards by other trailblazers. The presenters were former Mayor, Dr. Otis Johnson; Reverend George P. Lee, III, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church; vocalist Kim Pelote, a former winner of Savannah on Stage; Colonel Donald Newton, brother of General Lloyd “Fig” Newton; Antoinette Scott, daughter of Eula J. Parker; Carla Cane, Account Executive with WSAV TV; retired Lieutenant, Dr. Stacy L. Henderson of Chicago, Illinois; and Sabria Roberson, a senior at Savannahs’ Arts Academy and cousin of the youngest honoree, MiQuan Green.
Keynote Speaker, James K. Gamble and Mark Tate both brought forth great messages. Mr. Gamble, an agent with New York Life Insurance Company, and Mark Tate of The Tate Law Group were both title sponsors.The entertainment that was rendered by Kim Polote, Coletrane and Skyye Williams was thoroughly enjoyable and unsurpassed.
Estelle Mannion, producer of The Spirit of Excellence Business Awards, sincerely expresses her heartfelt thanks to all who have supported, attended and played a part in the success of a wonderful and well received awards gala.