BUSINESS & INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA
Known as the local version of the Academy Awards, the Hancock Chamber Business & Industry Awards Gala, held annually in August, recognizes outstanding achievements in citizenship, industry and business at the Hollywood Casino Grand Ballroom. The annual production includes a reception, sit-down dinner and video presentations featuring the award winners. Tickets for the gala are traditionally sold out with over 400 people attending.
Recognition of Citizens and Businesses
The Chamber has been honoring exemplary citizens and businesses for 41 years. Award winners are elected by members of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce for Businesses of the Year representing Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, and Kiln/Hancock County. The Top 10 Outstanding Citizens of the Year are recognized by the Hancock Chamber of Commerce, with one being elected as Citizen of the Year by members of the chamber. The Industrial Award of Excellence is selected by the Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission. The Community Award of Excellence is selected by the Hancock Chamber of Commerce.