Small Business Leadership Award Nominations Now Available


April 1, 2022

 

The Small Business Leadership Award was established by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership in 1990 to recognize the important contributions small businesses make to the economic, social, and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family.

The award is given in memory of Dr. Joe Roberts, former professor of communications at William Carey University. Dr. Roberts was also a successful businessman and one of the founders of Aycock-Roberts Furniture.

SMALL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATION FORM 2022

 

 

Past Award Recipients

1990 – Mr. Jack Simmons, Simmons Furniture Co.

1991 – Mr. Robert E. Donnel, Jr., Vital Care Compounder

1992 – Ms. Jan Lacy, Copy Cats Printing

1993 – Mr. Butch Brown, Parris Jewelers

1994 – Ms. Gwen James, Coldwell Banker

1995 – Mr. Carl Amones, Amones Realty & Tax Service

1996 – Mr. David Rumbarger, Area Development Partnership

1997-98 – Mr. Doug McLelland, McLelland Television, Co.

1999 – Mr. Glenn E. Galey, The Galey Agency, Inc.

2000 – Mr. Allen Anderson, Anderson Retail, Inc.

2001 – Mr. Steven L. Floyd, Floyd Properties, Inc.

2002 – Myrick Family, Economy Supply Company

2003 – Mr. Gene Owens, Owens Business Machines

2004 – Dews Family, C.L. Dews & Sons Foundry & Machine Co.

2006 – Robert St. John, Mid-South Restaurant Group

2006 – Robert St. John, Mid-South Restaurant Group

2007 – Wayne Ross, Commercial Stationery Company

2009 – Dennis Pierce, Piercon, Inc.

2010 – Greg & Steve Moore, Moore Funeral Service

2011 – Phil Hanberry & Chris Hudson, Hanco Corporation

2012 – Karl Ficken, Willmut Gas Company

2013 – Tom White, 206 Front/Bianchi’s Pizzeria

2014 – Wyche McMullan, McMullan Motors

2015 – Kyle Wallace, Shows, Dearman & Waits, Inc.

2016 – Brad Pittman, Columbia Block & Brick

2017 – Gary Carmichael, PrideStaff

2018 – Rob & Craig Tatum, CR Properties, LLC

2019 – Andy Stetelman, London & Stetelman Commercial Realtors

2020 – Donnie and Larry Doleac, Doleac Electric

2021 – Joyce Hicks, Blooms Company