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.
Sponsor and registration forms will be available soon - save the date!
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 -
Leadership Paducah Alumnus of the Year
John A. Williams, Jr. - Wells Fargo Advisors
Young Leader Award -
The Paducah Sun Four Rivers
Ed & Meagan Musselman - Musselman Properties
Thank you to our 2017 Presenting Sponsors: