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Awards presented at 2022 Chamber banquet
There were lots of smiles when area business families who hadn't been able to get together in three years because of the COVID-19 Pandemic gathered for the 2022 annual Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday evening at Lindsey Wilson College.
This was the first Chamber meeting in Cranmer Dining Center in those three years and it is hoped to be the first of many to come. In years past the meetings were held at lunchtime so members could enjoy a meal, business meeting, and get right back to work. The wide array of food choices from meats, vegetables and breads, to the expansive salad and dessert bars, have been missed.
Singer/Songwriter Michael Webb, son of Dr. George and Elizabeth Webb, was the guest speaker. Before his musical presentation, he shared about his life growing up in Columbia and memories of many who influenced him toward a lifetime career in the music world. (His story will be printed separately from this report.)
An asterisk is placed by the winner in each of the following categories showing all the nominees for the 2022 Chamber of Commerce annual awards. Congratulations to all:
AGRICULTURIST OF THE YEAR - DAB Farm, Tim Baker, Greg Burton, Charles Giles, Reece Giles, *Kirby Hancock, and Ben Loy.
BUSINESS/ PROFESSIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR - Dr. Jacob Burton, *Landon Edwards, Dan Franklin, Tommy Grider, Alex Hancock, David Martin, and Bruce White.
BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR - Leanna Bennett, Sheila Bryant, RPh, *Danette Hancock, LaGene Sexton, Jessica Thomas, Tina Cook Thomas, Vanessa Tucker, Amy Walker and Dr. Sarai Williams.
BUSINESS/INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR - Adair County Health Department, Adair Drug, *Don Franklin Ford, Hancock Tire, Janes Heating and Cooling, Nanwood Market, Sexton and Cox, and Walker Realty.
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR - Debbie Bradshaw, Sommer Brown, Alice Curry, Gerald Hadley, Molly Miller, Angie Smith and *JR Thompson.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - David Denton, Amber Hobaugh, *Josh McKinney, Luke Meadows, Ashley Roy, Lana Roy, Jessica Thomas, Stephen Thomas, Vanessa Tucker.
HEALTH ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR - *Easton Bryant, PharmD, Dr. Ronald P. Rogers, Community Medical Services, Donna Jones and Nikki Loy.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - *Steven Baker, Elizabeth Ballou, Robert Flowers, Vicky Pike, Michael Watson and 3Trees Church.
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