On Jan. 3, North Carolina dealer Mitch Hyatt was given the 2017 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award.
The award was given by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets during its dinner and update cruise aboard the Yacht StarShip II in Tampa, Fla.
The owner of Hyatt Coin and Gun Shop in the city of Charlotte began collaborating with ICTA in the fall of 2016 on a successful campaign to obtain a state coin, currency and precious-metals bullion sales tax exemption.
Hyatt hired Chris Emanuel (C.G. Emanuel Group, Charlotte, N.C.) as the campaign’s lobbyist. He also paid 100 percent of ICTA’s expenses.
The legislation passed in both the House and Senate in an unprecedented 10 months.
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