Some of Carroll County’s finest will be honored when the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 37th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, October 21, at the Carroll County Civic Center. The evening begins at 6:15 p.m. with the silent auction, followed by the banquet at 6:30 p.m.
“The Chamber began recognizing deserving Carroll Countians at the Chamber Banquet in 1986; today, honoring our citizens and businesses is the focal point of our banquet,” said Chamber President Brad Hurley.
The Chamber will recognize John Everett Williams as the 2019 Carroll Countian of the Year and John D’Adamio as the 2019 Business Person of the Year. Smith Farms will be honored as the 2019 Agri-Business/Farmer of the Year, and Peppers Ford has been selected as the 2019 Carroll County Business of the Year. Special recognition will go to student Keller Smith.
Williams of Huntingdon serves as a state Court of Criminal Appeals Judge. He was appointed in 1998 by Gov. Don Sundquist. He graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1981. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association, Carroll County Bar Association and served as president from 1981-1984.
D’Adamio of McKenzie moved to Tennessee from New York several years ago and opened a Wendy’s Fast Food business in Huntingdon which has been very successful. He later added a Wendy’s in Paris and Martin. He later sold the business in Paris.
Keller Smith of Huntingdon participated in the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in the spring.
Peppers Ford owners Doug and Mark Peppers purchased Tri-County Motor Co. of McKenzie from Clay Dillahunty about a year ago.
Farmers Bobby and Brad Smith own farms in the Huntingdon area.
Previous recipients – Carroll Countian of the Year
Previous recipients of the Carroll Countian of the Year award are: Bobby Argo, Dr. Jerry Atkins, Paula Atkins, Buster Barger, John Barham, Wesley Beal, Jr., Margaret Bumpus, Walter Butler, Dixie Carter, Billy M. Cary, Lynn Compton, Virginia Claire Edwards, Ben Gaines, Sr., Harold Gibson, Gary Hatch, Dr. Howard L. Johns, Dale Kelley, James Neely, William Earl O’Neil, Donald Parish, Bob Prosser, Glendon Rich, Willard Richardson, Lance Rider, LaRenda Scarbrough, Ben T. Surber, Martha Taylor, Dr. Tim Tucker, Larry Wade, Fred Ward, Phil Williams, Neely Wright and Billy Younger.
Previous Recipients – Business Person of the Year
Previous recipients of the Business Person of the Year award are: Danny Arnold, George Atwood, Seth Bennett, Dr. Lee Butler, Danny Carter, Billy Cary, Mike Cary, Jack Cibulka, Clay Dillahunty, Ryan Dyer, Larry Elliott, Carolyn Espey, Bill Greenway, Kay Greenway, Bill Gwaltney, Roland Kimberlin, Sybil King, Dianna Lankford, Web Maddox, Janice McClain, the McGregor Family, the Morrissett Family, Dale Nelson, Tom Putman, Dr. Harold Russell, Bob Rutledge, Gary Simmons, Ray Smith, Joe Smothers, William Lee Smothers, Dr. Al Spivey, Billy Tines, Leon and Marge Tucker, Joel Washburn, Jimmy Watson, John Wright, Phil Williams, and Bailey Wrinkle.
Previous Recipients – Agri-Business/Farmer of the Year
Previous winners of the Agri-Business/Farmer of the Year award are: Carroll Farmers Co-Op, Allen Espey, McKenzie Feed & Grain, Moore Farms, R & R Farms, Renfroe Farms, Rice Farms, Rural King, Surber Farms, Tippitt Farms, White Farms, and Williams Farms.
Previous Recipients – Business of the Year
Previous winners of the Business of the Year award are: Bank of Gleason, Baptist Hospital, Bethel University, Block City Pizza, Bruceton Funeral Home, Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, Brummitt Funeral Home Trezevant, Carroll Bank & Trust, Carroll County News-Leader, Chase Funeral Home, Citizens Bank & Trust, Dilday-Carter Funeral Home, E. W. James & Sons Supermarkets Huntingdon and McKenzie, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First Bank, G & C Supply, KimRo Manufacturing, Life Care, McDonalds of Huntingdon & McKenzie, McKenzie Banking Company, McKenzie Banner, and McKenzie Medical Center.
“We hope you will be able to join us at this year’s banquet as we honor some of Carroll County’s best. Tickets are $22 and are available from Chamber Board members or by contacting the Chamber office at 986-4664. We are requesting that tickets be purchased by noon on Thursday, October 18, 2018,” said Chamber President Brad Hurley.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1981 to advance the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of the County of Carroll and its trade area.