Announcing Small & Large Business of the Year

News for Immediate Release

 

 

Contact: Kathleen Hawkins, President & CEO

615- 824-2818

Hendersonville, Tennessee – June 15, 2022 – The Hendersonville Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hallmark Hyundai took place on Tuesday, June 7, from 11:30 – 1:00pm at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club.

 

Hendersonville’s business community is growing and we are fortunate to have many businesses within our community that stand out and give back in more ways than one. The Hendersonville Chamber honored the contributions of two businesses by awarding Small Business of the Year (less than 15 employees) and Large Business of the year (more than 16 employees). The business of the year award goes to the member company that demonstrates financial success, progressive management, superior customer service and concern for the community. The Chamber also awarded Volunteer of the Year to the person that had demonstrated a willingness to serve the community of Hendersonville. Again, this year, we allowed our membership a say in the final decision by opening it up for nominees and a committee vote. During the Awards Luncheon, we also recognized our 2021-2022 Board Members for their service and inducted the 2022-2023 Board Members.

 

 The Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a member for outstanding participation in Chamber activities. It is based on number of hours donated as well as results achieved, spirit of cooperation, and community concern expressed. This year, the Hendersonville Chamber awarded 3 Volunteer of the year awards to three of our most dedicated volunteers. We are thrilled this year to present the 2022 Volunteer of the Year award to Kelley Crecelius with First Horizon Bank, Scot Robinson with Olympian Construction Company, and Joe Rewa with Hendersonville Utility District.

 

First is our Small Business Award. Congratulations to our nominees:

DoDat Communications

The Meat Sweats BBQ

State Farm Insurance – Bryson McCarley

Stewart Chiropractic Center

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law

Our Small Business Award winner is a locally owned business known for its’ passion to serve our community. Over the past few years, this person has donated and supported local community efforts and charity events, often at his own personal cost. This company has made a weekly commitment to giving back $100 each week to their community. They have served meals to elementary schools, softball teams, and personal clients. His team has handed out gift cards to crossing guards, sponsored food trucks for neighborhoods, and handed out meals to churches. Last month, they even sponsored a Knox Doss football player for his next season. It is no surprise that the Small Business of the Year Award for 2021-2022 goes to State Farm InsuranceBryson McCarley.

 

Next is our Large Business Award. Congratulations to our nominees:

Ace Hardware of Hendersonville

Milosi, An Elite Landscape Company

Nashville Wraps

Olympian Construction Company, LLC

Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville

Our Large Business of the Year recipient not only serves the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce, but serves the entire Hendersonville community. This company has played a vital role in economic development. Their investments have been a turning point for the revitalization of the West Main Street area of Hendersonville. According to their mission statement, serving others is the most important thing they have to do every day. We are proud to present the Large Business of the Year Award for 2021-2022 to Ace Hardware of Hendersonville.

 

The Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce inducted the following Board Members for the 2022-2023 fiscal year:

Dr. Renee

Dauer

Board Chair

Lynn

Bowles

Incoming Board Chair

Kelley

Crecelius

Vice Chair/Board Member

Rick

Murray

Vice Chair/Board Member

Kathy

Raglin

Vice Chair/Board Member

Joe

Rewa

Vice Chair/Board Member

Amy

Raines

Immediate Past Chair

Mary

Dohner Smith

Legal Counsel

Sean

Roach

Treasurer

Mayor

Clary

Ex-Officio

Jimmy

Johnston

Ex-Officio

Dr

Phillips

Ex-Officio

Jamie

Abbott

Board Member

David

Boger

Board Member

Kee

Bryant McCormick

Board Member

Ann

Buchanan

Board Member

Tommy

Decker

Board Member

Andrew

Felder

Board Member

Melissa

French

Board Member

Ryan

Madar

Board Member

Angela

Marlar

Board Member

Karen

Mitchell

Board Member

Patrick

Rafferty

Board Member

Jason

Santiago

Board Member

Craig

Sinnard

Board Member

Dennis

Tulpa

Board Member

Jewell

Winn

Board Member

Darrell

Woodcock

Board Member

 

 

Founded in 1970, the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce is the community’s premier advocate and champion for business.  Its primary objective is to create a climate of growth and success in the Hendersonville Area by being the premier organization for the connection, advocacy, promotion, and support of local business.  By leveraging the support, talent and resources of its diverse businesses and members, the Hendersonville Area Chamber is one of the leading organizations helping to improve the economic vitality and quality of life for everyone.  Current membership stands at approximately 900.

 

 

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