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Chamber of Commerce announces 95th annual award recipients


Featured Georgia Henderson (center) received the Jackie Wilson Women in Leadership Award. She is pictured with John Henry (left), Chamber CEO, and Emily Courson (right), Chamber Executive Director. Submitted photod Georgia Henderson (center) received the Jackie Wilson Women in Leadership Award. She is pictured with John Henry (left), Chamber CEO, and Emily Courson (right), Chamber Executive Director.

Here are this year’s Chamber of Commerce Annual Award Recipients:

Small Business of the Year: Norris Shoe Store, Inc

Industry of the Year: Wal-Mart Distribution Center

Community Partner of the Year: GracePointe Church

Gene Chambers Entrepreneur of the Year: Matthew Baker

Jackie Wilson Women in Leadership Award: Georgia Henderson

Community Spirit Award: Brad Riner

At the January board meeting for the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Emily Courson recognized business partners who generously allow a leadership staff member to commit to serve on the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce Board and extended appreciation to the following for serving in this capacity.

Shane Shook, Ameris Bank

Kevin Elrod, FNB South, Executive Board

Chair Dr. Tracy McClelland introduced the 2022 Chamber Executive Board Officers & Board of

Directors:

2022 Executive Board

Chair, Dr. Tracy McClelland, Ycarte’ Health Career Center

1st Vice Chair, Ben Floyd, Coffee Regional Medical Center

2nd Vice Chair, Chad Guthrie, AgSouth

Treasurer, Paulette Brown, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

EDA President, Stuart Smith, Douglas National Bank

Past Chair, Kevin Elrod, FNB- South

2022 Board of Directors

Kassidy Carter, Bay Carter Farms

Jeffery Ingram, City of Douglas

Shawn Knight, Cow Tippers Burger Company

Dr. Morris Leis, Coffee County Schools

Lee Taylor, FNBCC

Christi Thomas, Coffee High School

Chris Watson, GracePointe Church

Kevin Koeppler, Sunbelt Greenhouses

Bree Mercer, Make it Personal Monograms & Boutique

Sandy Sharpe, Southwire

Rueben Speight, Great Destiny International Ministries

Dr. Greg Tanner, South Georgia State College

Patrick West, City of Douglas Police Department

Savannah Holliday, Premium Waters

Archie Rish, Chick-fil-A

The Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to hosting a reception at a later date to honor the annual award recipients.

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