TOP PHOTO: LUB was named the 2023 Business of the Year by the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.
By Derrick Lee Anderson
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The 37th Annual Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Banquet and Awards Dinner was held last night at the Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette. The invocation was delivered by Lynn Ray while members of Classy Threads and Catering performed the National Anthem and also provided catering for the event.
WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares his photo gallery HERE.
For the second year in a row, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet featured an expanded awards ceremony along with the announcement of the Chamber’s Business of the Year for 2023.
The winners for each category are as follows:
– The Professional of the Year Award for 2023, presented by Karen Cumorich, went to Rayma Daugherty (left) of United Cumberland Bank. Missy Tackett is on the right.
– The Young Professional Award for 2023, presented by Jessica Stout Broyles, was awarded to Raphael Baeta with Express Employment Professionals.
– The 2023 Community Impact Award, presented by Becky Aiken, went to Postmark LaFollette.
– The 2023 Veteran Owned Business Award, presented by Logan Hickman, honored Celia Smith of Express Employment Professionals.
– The 2023 Educator of the Year Award, presented by Debbie Petree, went to Jessica Chapman of LaFollette Middle School.
– The 2023 Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award, presented by Zach Sheets, was awarded to Nancy Green of LaFollette Public Library.
– The 2023 Legacy Award, presented by Jack Lynch, went to Rice Oil.
– The 2023 New Business of the Year Award, presented by Lynn Ray, honored A1 Shipping and Printing.
– The 2023 Business of the Year Award, presented by Rhonda Longmire, went to LaFollette Utilities Board.
– The 2023 Director’s Award, announced during the Chamber’s annual banquet, was presented by Missy Tackett and awarded to Cyndi Russell.
The annual banquet and awards dinner also featured a keynote speech delivered by Cameron Walker, deputy athletic director for competitive excellence at the University of Tennessee, who talked about his love for Tennessee athletics.
All in all, it was a great event that not only celebrated Campbell County businesses, but also celebrated the accomplishments of a community through the impact made by the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism this year. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/09/2023-6AM)