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🎊 ICYMI: GBA’s Salute to Business

The Gaston Business Association had the distinct honor of hosting the 21st Annual Salute to Business Gala last Thursday. Since its inception in 2003, this gala has spotlighted local businesses and business leaders who drive economic growth and stability in Gaston County.

Our distinguished keynote speaker, Pat McCrory, former Mayor of Charlotte and Governor of North Carolina, provided an inspiring reflection on his time in office and the progress he has seen Gaston County make over the years.

Alchemy Coworking, honored with the inaugural Spirit of Main Street award (sponsored by MECA Commercial Real Estate), was recognized for their exceptional contributions to the shared prosperity, economic vitality, and quality of life in downtown Gastonia.

Belmont Abbey College, was awarded the prestigious Spirit of the Economy award (sponsored by First Horizon Bank), for their instrumental role in economic growth through the partnership to build a new hospital in Belmont.

Chris Peek of CaroMont Health, received the esteemed Spirit of the Carolina award (sponsored by South State Bank) for his exemplary leadership as CEO/President.

Our heartfelt thanks go to all our generous sponsors. Your ongoing support is essential to our mission.


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