Lewis Realty Associates, Inc is proud to announced that on Friday, April 28, 2017 - Chris Rackley, President was awarded the Topsail Island Chamber of Commerce's Man of the Year award.

The award is given each year with the winners being selected from chamber and community nominations. The strict criteria includes but is not limited to community, chamber and business involvement in the Great Topsail Island area that enhances an already great community.

Topsail Chamber of Commerce Award Winners 2017Rackley, also a past Realtor of the Year, said afterwards, "I am very proud to have this award and bring it back to the main Lewis Realty office to share with the staff. This award truly is also for them as well with all the great support and time they have given to the company's and community's goals. Without them, this would not have been possible".

Jean Beasley, the director and founder of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Surf City, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award. Rackley said, " Ms. Beasley is a living legend and always comes to mind when thinking of Topsail Island. She has done much for the community and the endangered sea turtles."

Doug Medlin, the current mayor of Surf City and owner of East Coast Sports, also won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Medlin has been a life long resident and local business owner of several businesses throughout the year and also served on the Town Council for many years. Rackley said, "I was very pleased to hear Mr. Doug received the Lifetime Achievement Award not only is he a great asset to the community he is a man of values and treats everyone more than fair."

Tammie Parris won the Woman of the Year award for her tireless efforts with the Woman's Connect Program, The Topsail Island Chamber of Commerce and recently earning her college degree all the while having personal challenges of her own. Rackley said, "I did not have the pleasure of knowing Tammie personally but after hearing her story and her efforts she is very deserving of this award and others. She has amazing drive!"

The Topsail Island Chamber of Commerce is located at 13775 Hwy 210, Surf City, NC. It hosts many events and promotions throughout the year including the Topsail Island Jeep Week, Tag Party, Business After Hours and more. It also serves as a one stop shop for people interested in visiting, relocating or starting a business in the area.