2021 SGACC Gala - Presented by Security Service Federal Credit Union

Saturday, February 6, 2021


Dixie Convention Center – 1835 S Convention Center Dr, St. George, UT 84790


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Areté Awards

The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first annual Areté Awards.

Rooted deep in greek history, Areté means excellence in all things. The notion of excellence was ultimately bound to the idea of complete fulfillment – the act of living up to one’s full potential. The Areté Award recognizes business or community leaders of the highest caliber. These leaders excel in their profession while dedicating time and resources to the betterment of the St. George Area and/or Washington County community. They are leaders in the workplace, innovators in their industry, and assets to our community.

Nominations for the Areté Awards will close Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Please be descriptive in your answers as partial submissions will not be considered.

The nominee must be able to attend the 2021 St. George Area Chamber of Commerce Gala on February 6, 2021 to receive their award.

Self nominations will be accepted.


Nominations are now closed. 2022 nominations will open in the fall of 2021.


Announcing K-Von as Our 2021 Entertainment!

K-von is the most famous half-Persian comedian in the world.  He is also the only one!

The star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date”, his comedy has received rave reviews on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, NETFLIX, SHOWTIME, CNN’s “HLN”, Good Morning America, BBC, & NPR to name a few.

K-von has garnered millions of views online with sketches, standup comedy clips, and a viral ‘TED Talk’.  He also produced an award-winning documentary about Persian New Year, and is currently working on a book which details his unique upbringing and journey into comedy.

Stand-up has taken K-von around the world several times performing in comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, and for large non-profit organizations. His style is versatile yet relatable with fun storytelling and high-energy performances about a variety of mainstream topics.


This event will be conducted in compliance with all Utah Department of Health guidelines for events, including mandatory mask wearing, symptom checking at registration, and required distancing throughout the event.