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Photo Gallery: Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards and luncheon

The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce began the celebration of its 125th year Friday with the annual luncheon held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

In addition to announcing the winners for Ambassador of the Year and Small Business of the Year, the Chamber unveiled a new award for Corporate Citizen of the Year.

The event also recognized the passing of the gavel from Blake Teller, the outgoing chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, to Shelia McKinnis, the incoming chairwoman. McKinnis becomes the African American woman to be named chairwoman in the chamber’s history.

About Courtland Wells

Courtland Wells is a staff photographer at The Vicksburg Post. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism. Following graduation, he started at The Vicksburg Post in the fall of 2016. Courtland has won numerous awards through the Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors and the Mississippi Press Association. His work has also been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post as well as other national publications. Courtland is a member of the Vicksburg Young Professionals.

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