Mazel Tov Caity Gordon and Zach Gordon!

Statesville chamber honors young leaders with future5 awards

Posted at  1:08 PM on  Aug 31, 2018

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Five young leaders have been recognized by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce as the 2018 Iredell Health System future5. This is the third year of a campaign that profiles extraordinary leaders age 35 or younger who have shown a consistent effort to help create a better Statesville.

“We were so pleased to have had 14 nominees this year. The selection committee had a great deal of discussion about every candidate,” said Carole Hendrix, chamber vice chairman of special events and chair of the Iredell Health System future5. “The work that is being done by our younger leaders suggests that the future of this community is bright.”

The recipents of the 2018 Iredell Health System future5 award are:

► Zachary Gordon, Vice President
L. Gordon Iron and Metal

Gordon wants to grow the family business while continuing to give back to the community. Giving back has always has been a family and business model since 1917 when L. Gordon Iron and Metal started. As a fifth-generation family employee, Gordon has watched the business grow. From mopping the floors at age 12 to working the scrap yard at 20, he has become a spokesperson for the family business as a board member of the southeast chapter of The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. He has served on boards for Carolina Farm, the Boys & Girls Club and Fort Dobbs. He and his co-workers host an annual golf tournament for the Boys & Girls Club and he is the current co-chair of the Iredell County American Heart Association Heart Ball.


► Caity Gordon

Gordon graduated in 2010 from Columbia University in New York with a B.A. in Film Studies, while simultaneously earning a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies from Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Since moving to Statesville, she has worked as a substitute teacher and in retail sales. She also started her own business on Etsy. Since the birth of her daughter, Gordon has focused on her family and volunteering for local community non-profits. She has become a major part of Statesville’s art scene, volunteering numerous hours for the Iredell Arts Council, Theatre Statesville and Iredell Museums. She has helped bring the Full Bloom Film Festival to Statesville and now serves as festival director.

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