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2016 Chamber Awards Winners

The 2016 Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration took place at The Mill at Lebanon on the evening of February 9. The format of the night was different than years past, beginning with a more intimate awards ceremony prior to the larger banquet. The celebration concluded in true party style, with the Blues Brokers performing live music for the last hour of the night.

The following Chamber members were recognized and awarded for their various contributions to the Chamber and the community:

T.A. Bryan Distinguished Alumni and Tom Hines
T.A. Bryan: 2015 Distinguished Alumni, Award presented by Education Committee Vice-Chair Tom Hines

Beulah Garrett Friend of Education and Tom Hines
Beulah Garrett: 2015 Friend of Education, Award presented by Education Committee Vice-Chair Tom Hines

Corporate Friend of Education Bob McDonald of CedarStone Bank & Paine Bone of Wilson County Motors: 2015 Corporate Friend of Education, Award presented by Chamber President/CEO Melanie Minter

Bob Harrison Public Servant w Sheriff Bryan and John Bradshaw
Bob Harrison: 2015 Public Servant, Award presented by Ambassador Committee Vice-Chair John Bradshaw and received by Sheriff Robert Bryan on Harrison's behalf

Jason Pence Ambassador of Year and John Bradshaw
Jason Pence: 2015 Ambassador of the Year, Award Presented by Ambassador Committee Vice-Chair John Bradshaw

Chip Smith Retailer of the Year and Jud Nave
Rose Tire (Chip Smith): 2015 Retailer of the Year, Award presented by Economic Development Vice-Chair Jud Nave

Cedar Tree Award Active Life Chiropractic and Rehab
Active Life Chiropractic (Kelly Miller-Edmonds): 2015 Cedar Tree Award for Best New Professional or Commericial Building; Award presented by Economic Development Vice-Chair Jud Nave

Cedar Tree Award Lebanon Square City of Lebanon Square Project (Mayor Philip Craighead, City Councilman Rob Cesternino): 2015 Cedar Tree Award for Best Restoration or Preservation of a Historical Site
Also pictured at right is Rick Smith, former Chamber Chairman of the Board who was hit by a car on the square in 2013, which served as a catalyst to the renovation project.

Cedar Tree Award Carroll Oakland School
Carroll Oakland School (Mickey Hall): 2015 Cedar Tree Award, Award presented by Economic Development Vice-Chair Jud Nave

David Hale Tapped by Tourism and Kim Parks
David Hale (Hawk Specialty Services): 2015 Tapped by Tourism Award, Award presented by Special Events Committee Vice-Chair Kim Parks

Don and Peggy Simpson Lifetime Member w Necole Bell
Peggy & Don Simpson: 2015 Lifetime Members, Award presented by Membership Vice-Chair Necole Bell

Sarah Sharp and Necole Bell
Sarah Sharp: 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Award presented by Membership Vice-Chair Necole Bell

Hal Bone Business Person of Year and John Bryan
Hal Bone (Hal Bone Enterprises): 2015 Business Person of the Year, Award presented by John Bryan

Tommy Bryan Sports Council and Melanie Minter
Tommy Bryan: 2015 Lebanon Wilson County Sports Council Award, Award presented by Chamber President/CEO Melanie Minter

Other award recipients not pictured are:

Dale Nunnery (Shenandoah Mills): 2015 Industrialist of the Year
CVS Pharmacy: 2015 Cedar Tree Award for Best Improvement of Land Usage to Enhance the Area's Aesthetic or Quality of Life
Domino's Pizza: 2015 Cedar Tree Award for Best Structure Converted to a Commercial Use

Business Card Exchange - Wilson Co. CASA
Wilson Co Schools Teacher of the Month

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