With all of the economic development success that’s come to the Greater Greensboro Area in recent years, there’s a lot to celebrate– and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce has every intention of doing exactly that this week.

The Chamber is holding its Annual Celebration to commemorate the economic successes of 2023 on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro.

At the event, the chamber will recognize Deborah Hooper and Dr. Terri Shelton as winners of the Thomas Z. Osborne Award and the ATHENA Award.  The Osborne Award recognizes people who’ve shown extraordinary service to the community. The Athena Award is presented by the Greensboro Chamber to “an individual who attains the highest level of professional excellence and is committed to improving the quality of life for others and the advancement of women.”

According to the Chamber’s announcement of the celebration, this year’s event, which is titled “Here’s to the Makers,” will focus on and honor community members who “make the City of Greensboro more than just a dot on the map.”

 In addition, it will feature Afika Nxumalo, who returned to Greensboro after traveling to  London and Brooklyn to launch and expand his solo music career – something that went very well over the past decade. In 2021, his song “Chosen” was featured in a movie trailer for the Warner Bros. Studio film, “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

 Those with questions about the Annual Celebration at the center can contact Calissa Holder at 724-813-9919 or by email at cholder@greensboro.org.