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I. Award Category: Business of the Year
Criteria for Business of the Year Award Categories includes, but is not limited to:

  • The business must be a member in good standing of the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
  • The business must have an established reputation for providing a superior level of customer service
  • The business should use ingenuity and innovation to overcome challenges and compete in the marketplace
  • The employer and employees should participate in and/or support community activities
  • The business should make a concerted effort to retain their employees, as well as provide ample benefits and growth opportunities

Business of the Year Award Recipients:

  • Award Winner for 2014 – Conagra Foods
  • Award Winner for 2013 – Farm Commodities
  • Award Winner for 2012 – Sunbelt Ford
  • Award Winner for 2011 – Phoebe Worth Medical Center
  • Award Winner for 2010 – Nether’s Old Fashion Pork Skins
  • Award Winner for 2009 – Fat Boy’s Backyard BBQ and More
  • Award Winner for 2008 – Sylvester Family Practice/HealthPlus
  • Award Winner for 2007 – Snipes Piggly Wiggly

II. Award Category: Goodwill Ambassador of the Year

Criteria for Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Award Category includes, but is not limited to:

Dynamic individual who embodies the principles of community leadership, selflessness, and integrity, and who promotes the good of the community. Chamber membership not a requirement.

Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Award Recipients:

  • Award Winner for 2014 – Michelle Hutchinson
  • Award Winner for 2013 – Kyle Tomlinson
  • Award Winner for 2012 – Shelly McPhaul
  • Award Winner for 2011 – Steve Bennett
  • Award Winner for 2010 – Lyndell Ford
  • Award Winner for 2009 – Unique Ryders Motorcycle Club
  • Award Winner for 2008 – Ed Souter
  • Award Winner for 2007 – Dr. H. G. Davis, Jr.
  • Award Winner for 2006 –
  • Award Winner for 2005 –
  • Award Winner for 2004 – Joy Sheckels
  • Award Winner for 2003 – Tommy Marchman
  • Award Winner for 2002 – Nell Ford
  • Award Winner for 2001 – Marvin White
  • Award Winner for 2000 – Mary Shipp
  • Award Winner for 1999 – Lt Col. Wayne Kirkbride
  • Award Winner for 1998 – Elmo Agoos
  • Award Winner for 1997 – Freddie Thompkins
  • Award Winner for 1996 – Elizabeth Leary Ford
  • Award Winner for 1995 – Worth County Free-Net
  • Award Winner for 1994 – Joe and Judy Banks
  • Award Winner for 1993 – Henry Hall Woolard
  • Award Winner for 1992 – Beatrice – Hunt Wesson
  • Award Winner for 1991 – City of Sylvester Light & Water Department
  • Award Winner for 1990 – Sonny Skinner
  • Award Winner for 1989 – Worth County Rams

III. Award Category: Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients:

  • Award Winners for 2014 – Caleb Castleberry, Noah Willis, Gabrielle Foster, & Jaylin Foster
  • Award Winners for 2013 – Alexius Davis (Jr. Volunteer of the Year – Isabel Jager)
  • Award Winner for 2012 – Alexius Davis & Michael French
  • Special Recognition for 2011 – Stephanie Kincaid & James Brown Jr.
  • Did not award a Volunteer of the Year 2009
  • Award Winner for 2008 – Benjamin Terrell Whidby
  • Award Winner for 2007 – Tony Hall

IV. Award Category: Lifetime Achievement

Criteria for Lifetime Achievement Award Category includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dynamic individual that has demonstrated a diversity of volunteer and/or community involvement
  • Embodies the principles of selflessness and integrity, and promotes the good of the community through his/her profession and/or volunteer activities
  • Has been recognized by other organizations for volunteer work or profession
  • Chamber membership is not a requirement

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

  • Award Winner for 2014 – Sgt. Major Russel Beard
  • Award Winner for 2013 – John Porter
  • Award Winner for 2012 – Mary King Givens
  • Award Winner for 2011 – Tommy Snipes
  • Award Winner for 2010 – Irene Hall
  • Award Winner for 2009 – Virginia Andrews
  • Award Winner for 2008 – Earleen Sizemore
  • Award Winner for 2007 – Ridley Monk