BV Chamber seeks nominations for awards banquet

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Chamber Awards Banquet.

The Chamber Awards Banquet, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12, recognizes local citizens and businesses for the contributions they have made to help make the Berryville community the great place that it is.

The awards being presented this year are as follows: Noteworthy New Business, Business Excellence, Youth Ambassador, Tom Earls Distinguished Ambassador and Business Beautification.

The Noteworthy New Business award is presented annually to a business that has been open for less than a year, which has brought a new positive impact to the community through new employment opportunities, economic development and more. Last year’s recipient was Clay Maxey Ford.

The Business Excellence award is presented annually to a business with more than 25 employees that sets an outstanding example of contributing to the local economy and to the citizens of the area. This company also provides quality employment to those who work there and demonstrates excellent corporate citizenship in the community. Last year’s recipient was Nighthawk Custom.

The Youth Ambassador award is presented annually to a youth, 18 years old or younger, whose actions reflect the best hopes for the future. The recipient demonstrates leadership in the school setting, involvement in the community and academic excellence. Last year’s recipient was Curtis Worley, a graduate of Berryville High School.

The Tom Earls Distinguished Ambassador award is presented annually by KTHS Radio in memory of Tom Earls to an individual whose life and work promote the area, whether through media or through direct contact with others. This individual is always willing to lend their time, skills and resources to promote the community, and their life has become synonymous with the ideals of living and working in the local community. This individual’s years of working here and providing service to the community set an example for their fellow citizens. Last year’s recipient was Jamie Hussey, general manager of KTHS.

The Business Beautification award is presented annually to a business that has contributed to the entire community through the attention paid to its building and landscaping or that has refurbished a previously dilapidated building or property. Last year’s recipient was Carroll Electric Cooperative Corp.

Up to two businesses or individuals can be nominated for each award. The Chamber Board of Directors will then determine the winner of each award from the nominations submitted. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, Oct. 2.

Nominations may be made at To request a hard copy of the nomination form, email

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