2021 Berryville Chamber of Commerce banquet
The Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce made up for lost time at its annual awards banquet. The 2020 banquet was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the local individuals and businesses who would have been honored weren’t forgotten. Instead, they were recognized along with the 2021 winners at this year’s banquet, held Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Berryville Community Center. A total of 11 awards were presented. The 2020 Youth Ambassador Award was presented to Kirklyn Powell, while the 2021 award was presented to Alyssa Lee. The Pin Bowling Alley received the 2021 Business Beautification Award, with the 2020 award going to The Appliance Store and More. Mercy Berryville Region hospital and clinic received the 2020 Business Excellence Award, while the Carroll County Health Unit won the 2021 award. Heather’s Vintage Market was presented the Noteworthy New Business Award for 2021, with Hairitage 62 receiving the 2020 award. Mayor Tim McKinney received the 2020 KTHS Tom Earls Distinguished Ambassador Award, with the 2021 award going to Ken Wingate. The first Berryville Loyalty Award was presented to Burt Stacy, with chamber executive director Dean Lee announcing that the award will be named in Stacy’s honor. Special presentations were made to outgoing chamber board members Donna Hodge, Keith Rivera, Tyler Squires and Nicki Writer, and to Bob Moore, former publisher for Carroll County Newspapers who retired Oct. 1. Hodge and Moore were unable to attend. The featured speaker was Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writer and columnist Rex Nelson. For information about purchasing high-quality photos, contact Carroll County News at 870-423-6636 or by email at email@example.com.