Each year the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Banquet & Awards Ceremony to honor chamber member business award winners.  Winners are nominated by the public in several different categories and voted on by a select committee.  In addition to the awards ceremony, the evening entails dinner, fun games with valuable prizes, and a silent auction.  To make the event even more fun, each table is decorated by a table sponsor.  One lucky winner from each table wins the centerpiece and each table setting has a small take home gift.  Three winners are chosen at the end of the night for the best decorated tables.

New Date Announced

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic this event has been rescheduled to May 21, 2020. Click on the photo above to see more information on the Facebook event page.

 

2019 WINNERS

 

 

BUSINESS MAN OF THE YEAR: JIM FAIRWEATHER, Fairweather Financial – Sponsored By: JTEKT

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR: DIANA MURPHY, Tellico Food Pantry & Thrift Store – Sponsored By: YAMAHA

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
1-50 Employees: Cup Runneth Over CoffeehouseSponsored By: CHOTA
151-250 Employees: Wal-Mart SweetwaterSponsored By: Cleveland State Community College
251+ Employees: Sea Ray BoatsSponsored By: Simmons Bank

 

TOURISM AWARD – Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumSponsored By: Monroe County Department of Tourism

 

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: Tellico Food Pantry & Thrift StoreSponsored By: Capstar Bank

 

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR: Shannon Wheeler, Monroe County Coordinated School Health – Sponsored By: Hiwassee College

 

MONROE LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE – Misty Pina, M Salon & Sweetwater Institute of Cosmetology

 

DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR – Melissa Wiseman, Tellico Mountain Realty

 

TOASTMASTER’S AWARD – Tommy Millsaps – Monroe County Advocate & Democrat