Henry Chamber Recognizes Students, Business & Community Leaders



The Henry County Chamber of Commerce hosted their 51st Annual Chamber Awards Dinner on February 10, 2018, sponsored by Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge! At this event, also known as the Chamber Banquet, the Chamber recognizes excellence by presenting awards to recipients chosen for their exemplary leadership and dedication to improving our community.

The award categories include: Business of the Year (must demonstrate excellence in overall business operation, including customer service, employee development/relations, site aesthetics, marketing, integrity, innovation and community contribution), Billy Carter Public Service Award (must serve in an elected, appointed or employed public position and must have compiled an extraordinary record of public service in Henry County), Volunteer of the Year (an outstanding person who has given significantly of his or her time and expertise to the Henry County Chamber of Commerce), Citizen of the Year Award (Recognizes many years of unselfish service to Henry County, above and beyond excellence in one’s own profession, business, service or enterprise).

The 2018 winners included:

Business of the Year – JailHouse Brewing Company (Hampton), owners Melissa & Glen Golden. Click here to learn more about Melissa & Glen Golden.

Volunteer of the Year – Patti Brown, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding counties. Click here to learn more about Patti Brown.

Billy Carter Public Service Award – Cheri Hobson-Matthews, Henry County manager. Click here to learn more about Cheri Hobson-Matthews.

Citizen of the Year – Leonard Moreland, Heritage Bank. Click here to learn more about Leonard Moreland.

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce had another event this month, the 2018 STAR Breakfast on February 16! Their STAR Student program is designed to reward both academic aptitude and academic excellence. To qualify as a STAR, a student must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT as well as being in the top 10% or top 10 students in their class based on grade point average. 18 students met these standards and were recognized at the breakfast! The students were also able to select one STAR teacher who had the most influence on their academic achievement. Congratulations to the county-wide STAR Student, Meet Patel from Luella High School and STAR Teacher, Mr. Dean Goldgar!

Click here to view a list of all Henry County STAR Student and Teacher honorees. 

The Henry County Development Authority was excited to support these special events recognizing outstanding students, business and community leaders. We look forward to future contributions from all of these winners in our community! 



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