The Alachua Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual gala this month at Legacy Park with nearly 550 attendees. The event included awards to city businesses, entertainment by comedian Brad Williams, and a live auction. Waste Pro was honored to receive the prestigious Large Business of the Year award during the celebration. Division Manager Nate Frischkorn from Gainesville and Director of Government Affairs for the North Florida Region of Waste Pro Dayna Miller were on hand for the presentation during the ceremony.

“We are honored and grateful for the award,” shared Dayna, “and so happy to receive this on behalf of the entire team of Waste Pros that work hard serving the communities in and around the Gainesville area.” Waste Pro has been a proud partner of the Alachua Chamber for the last twenty years. 

Dayna, who is also Vice-Mayor for the City of Alachua, Florida, is actively involved in several other community organizations, including the Alachua Lions Club, is a current board member of Recycle Florida Today, and is involved in the Gainesville Elks Lodge, which honored her with the Distinguished Citizenship Award in April of 2022. 

The gala marked the end of Mitch Glaeser’s three years as Chamber President and the start of Adam Boukari’s term as President. Glaeser spoke about the growth the City of Alachua and its Chamber have seen in the last three years, from 15-person luncheons to Wednesday’s gala. The growth, Glaeser said, will continue as more than 1,000 jobs have been announced as coming to the city in the past six months from different companies. 

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