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Events Calendar


2012 Salute to Community Heroes




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Join us at the annual Salute to Community Heroes, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19 at University Mall in Chapel Hill. The Salute is sponsored by Comfort Keepers, The UPS Store - Chris Derby, State Farm - Pam Herndon, and Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey and Leonard, LLP.

To submit nominations for the Salute to Community Heores awards, click here. Nominations close 5 p.m., Friday, NOV. 30.

At the Salute to Community Heroes, the Chamber recognizes the men and women who make our community a great place to live, work and play.

Citizen of the Year

Presented to an individual who believes that leadership and citizenship are the two essential ingredients to the community’s well being. Candidates should embrace both qualities through service to civic or charitable organizations, through elective office or appointed position, and/or through encouragement of ethical business practices and commitment to excellence.

Presented to an individual who fosters a mutually beneficial relationship between the community and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to civic affairs and demonstrate leadership in cultivating the relationship among faculty, staff, students and government officials, citizenry, and the business community.

Jim Gibson Volunteer of the Year

Presented annually to an individual who has volunteered his/her time, talents and energy to enhance the quality of life in our community. Candidates should demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and service to our community.

Irene Briggaman Lifetime Achievement

This special award for service, named in honor of its first recipient, is presented on occasion to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of exceptional public service and volunteerism in the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community in multiple capacities with different organizations. This special honor is only awarded when a nominee’s consistent volunteerism and service have made a profound impact on our community.


University Mall


201 South Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514