The 2015 Impact Awards were held at The Twisted Olive on Friday, November 13th.  The keynote address was given by Ted Swaldo, mastermind and owner of Gervasi Vineyard and The Twisted Olive.  Ted shared the story, challenges and impact of bringing The Twisted Olive to Green.  Every business person in the room could easily identify with the risk the Swaldo’s took by re-purposing the 16,000 sq ft home and the courage required to take on a project of this magnitude.

In addition Mayor Dick Norton was recognized for his vision and leadership in creating a brand for Green that fits today and into the future.  Green is prosperous, promising and progressive.  After Mr. Swaldo’s address it was clear The Twisted Olive had these same traits.  L. Howerton thanked The Twisted Olive, under the leadership of Ted Swaldo, for exemplifying the Spirit of Green.

The 2015 IMPACT Award winners and their stories:2015 Award Recipients

Vision Award: Guiseppe’s Pizza

Community Award: Handel’s Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Horizon Award: Nectar Smoothie Cafe

Environment Award: Release Yoga

IMPACT Award: Nagy’s Collision Center

Ambassador Award:  Christopher Lewis, Akrosteam Carpet & Hard Surface Cleaning