John Moore, Citizen of the Year, with his team

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual South Lake Business Awards Gala on April 18 at Bella Collina….AND THE WINNERS ARE

JOHN MOORE – Citizen of the Year Award. This award honors a person who displays extraordinary dedication to the community.

Citizen of the Year John Moore and Mom

John is an active member of the Chamber, having served as Chair in 2011. He also serves on boards for Lake Emergency Management Services, Cornerstone Hospice, Community Foundation of South Lake, Central Florida Sports Commission, and Career Source Central Florida.

John spearheaded the decade-long effort to create the now vibrant Health Sciences Collegiate Academy and was a driving force behind getting the project approved and off the ground.

John serves as President of South Lake Hospital and Senior Vice President of Orlando Health. He is currently completing three expansion projects including two new campuses with free-standing emergency departments, outpatient services and medical office buildings as well as an emergency department and surgical expansion on the Clermont campus.

LTJG Gary Schindele and representatives of The Clermont Battalion of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

The Oakley Seaver Special Service Award. This award honors a nonprofit business that has contributed 
significantly to the community and created a lasting impact. The Clermont Battalion of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps received this year’s Oakley Seaver Special Service Award.

Clermont Battalion is a federally chartered non-profit youth organization for young people, ages 11 through 17 and is locally sponsored by the Clermont Police Department. This organization provides its participants with not only the motivation and encouragement to pursue their goals, but also assistance in achieving them. Over this past year, the organization has completed more than 1500 volunteer hours for our community.

Cathy Kyle – Kyle Promotions

Kyle Promotions received this year’s Heritage Award. This award recognizes a business that has shown 
continued contributions to the business community.

Kyle Promotions has been in business for more than 35 years. Owner Cathy Kyle is known for outstanding customer service and for being a phenomenal community partner.


Below are the Businesses That You Selected As the Best Of South Lake:

  • Best Place for Specialty Lunch – Akina Sushi & Japanese Restaurant
  • Best Pet Supplies – American Family Feed & Supply
  • Best Financial Services – Ameriprise Financial – Wesley Reed
  • Best Department Store – Belk
  • Best Special Event Venue/ Best Golf Course – Bella Collina Country Club
  • Best Special Event Services – Bella Faire Event & Wedding Planning Professional
  • Best Place for a Sweet Treat – Brusters Ice Cream
  • Best Place for Chicken – Chick-fil-A Clermont
  • Best Veterinarian – Clermont Animal Hospital
  • Best Auto Maintenance/Repair Service – Clermont Automotive & Tire Center
  • Best Dentist/Dental Services – Clermont Family Dentistry & Dentures
  • Best Spa Services – Clermont Herb Shoppe & Day Spa
  • Best CPA/Tax Services – Denise Calderon Certified Public Accountant
  • Best Cup of Coffee – Dunkin Donuts – Clermont
  • Best Opticians/Eye Doctor – Eye Specialists of Mid Florida
  • Best Quick Bite/On the Go – Firehouse Subs
  • Best Bridal Boutique – Gray Collective Bridal
  • Best Home Décor/Furniture – Hammer & Stain
  • Best Local Hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Best Auto Dealership – Headquarter Honda
  • Best Place to Have Breakfast – Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
  • Best Local U-Pick Farm – Lake Catherine Farms
  • Best Local Attraction – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
  • Best Place for Pizza – Lil’ Anthony’s Pizza
  • Best Lifestyle Boutique – Livi and Tate
  • Best Photographer – Mango Tree Arts, LLC
  • Best Beauty Salon/ Hair Dresser – Mark Douglas Hairdressing
  • Best Specialty Home Improvement – Mark’s Floors
  • Best Place for Traditional Lunch  – McAlister’s Deli
  • Best Local Printer/Print Shop – Minuteman Press
  • Best Fitness Center – National Training Center
  • Best Local Real Estate Office – Optima One Realty, Inc
  • Best Videographer – Overhead Films
  • Best Pet Services – Pawsh Pet Resort & Spa
  • Best Yoga Studio – Pure Yoga for Life
  • Best Place for Drinks – San Jose’s Original Mexican Restaurant, Inc.
  • Best Local Bank  – Seacoast National Bank
  • Best Computer Repair/IT Services – South Lake Computers
  • Best Home Builder/Residential Development – Trilogy by Shea Homes
  • Best Place for BBQ – Uncle Kenny’s BBQ & Catering
  • Best Place for Vegan Options – Vida 365
  • Best Major Theme Park – Walt Disney World Resort
  • Best Local Special Event to Attend – Light Up Clermont
  • Best Jewelry Store – The Village Goldsmith
  • Best Clothing Boutique – mckenley rae
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