The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting last week, and presented its annual awards.

High Country Press reports the Person of the year award was presented to Mary Sue Street and Mark Adkins of the Eagles Nest Group.

According to the report, Eagles Nest will hold a builders showcase this March that will accept donations to three charities in the Banner Elk community and will soon be opening their winery to the public.

Eagles Nest has become one of the premier gated community developments in the High Country, and is responsible for renovations at the shopping center at the bottom of Beech Mountain Parkway.

The group has also begun a new development along Elk River.