Annual Meeting


The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Business Celebration sponsored by Lourdes and CSI will be held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center on January 26. 

Outgoing board chair Tammy Zimmerman, President/CEO of Payment Plus, will officially pass the gavel to Leon Owens, COO of Swift & Staley, as the board chair for 2018. The Chamber will also honor several area businesses and individuals with their annual awards:

  • Young Leader of Western Kentucky – this award is selected by the Four Rivers Business Journal.  
  • Leadership Paducah Alumnus of the Year
  • Chamber Volunteer of the Year 
  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year 
  • Business of the Year 

The Chamber is accepting nominations for the business awards and then the business will be notified they have been nominated for this award. The business will then have the opportunity to submit additional information to be included in their nomination. This extra step applies to the awards for Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Non-Profit Organization of the Year.

Nominations are also being accepted for other awards that include: Citizen of the Year, Summit Award and Volunteer of the Year.

The deadline to submit nomination is Friday, December 1. Businesses or individuals who have received recognition in the past five years are not eligible to win in the same category.


2018 Business Awards Nomination Form

2018 Annual Meeting Overview & Sponsorship Form

Watch our e-newsletter and check back here for individual ticket purchase information!




2017 Guest photos taken by Brad Rankin Studio


2017 award winners:


Business of the Year

HealthWorks Medical -

Dr. Kyle Turnbo, Owner/Founder


Small Business of the Year

Stone-Lang Co. -
Mike Stone, Owner

Entrepreneur of the Year

VUE Magazine -
Carolyn Raney & Maggie Armon, Owners

Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Merryman House -
Mary Foley, Executive Director & Merryman Kemp, Founder

Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Tonya Goodale -
Midas Hospitality

Leadership Paducah Alumnus of the Year

John A. Williams, Jr. - Wells Fargo Advisors

Young Leader Award -
selected by
The Paducah Sun Four Rivers
Business Journal

Ed & Meagan Musselman - Musselman Properties


Thank you to our 2017 Presenting Sponsors:



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