The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce held its 102nd Annual Banquet this evening at Missouri Southern State University’s Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The following awards were given out:
Milestone Members sponsored by Freeman Health System
Celebrating commitment and dedication in the business community, the Chamber recognizes and honors its Milestone Members.
50 Years of Membership
40 Years of Membership
Joplin Workshops, Inc.
Modine Manufacturing Company
Red-Wood Development, Inc.
Shamrock Bolt & Screw Company, Inc.
Thermal Engineering International
30 Years of Membership
Acme Brick Company
Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Inc.
CNC Machine Products, Inc.
Joplin Museum Complex
E.L. Jordan, Jr., D.O.
Lakeland Office Systems, Inc.
Spring River Christian Village
United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas
20 Years of Membership
Preferred Employment Services
10 Years of Membership
Associates of Dental Arts
Benefit Management, Inc.
Comeau Jewelry Company
Countryside in the City
Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
Fresenius Medical Care
Joplin Rental Center, LLC
Mid-States Mechanical Services, Inc.
Ozark Camp & Retreat Center
Protein Solutions, LLC
Redico Industrial Supply, Inc.
Regal Car Sales and Credit
Santa Fe Tow Service Inc.
Sky Ranch Cave Springs
Tabitha Smith Accounting & Tax Services
The Touch Up Shop LLC
Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission
The Whitlock Company
Young Professional of the Year sponsored by Commerce Bank
Dale Clark, Selby-Granger Insurance
Young Professionals Network Rookie of the Year Award sponsored by Commerce Bank
Jessica Currier, Developmental Disability Resource Board
Golden Apple Awards sponsored by Liberty Utilities and Missouri Southern State University
86 teachers from Joplin public and private schools were nominated by students, parents and coworkers. The Golden Apple Awards program, in its 34th year, is designed to recognize excellence in the teaching profession.
K-2nd Grade – Betsy James, Cecil Floyd Elementary
3rd-5th Grade – Lauren Frieden, Stapleton Elementary
6th-8th Grade – Heather Van Otterloo, South Middle School
9th-12th Grade – Fang Martin, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Small Business of the Year sponsored by BKD, CPA’s & Advisors
The Small Business of the Year Awards program recognizes the importance of small business and not-for-profit organizations to the economy, job growth, and new products and services.
1-10 Employee Category
11-50 Employee Category
Atlas Safe Rooms
Not for Profit Category
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
Industry of the Year sponsored by Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
The Industry of the Year award recognizes companies in the manufacturing, transportation, distribution and utility sectors that have played a significant role in our area.
Industry of the Year
Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Outstanding Citizen of the Year sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank
Each year one Outstanding Citizen is chosen by the three past Outstanding Citizens of the year, three past Chamber Chairmen of the Board, and the JACC President, based upon their commitment to the Joplin community.
The 102nd Annual Banquet was made possible by the following sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Owens Corning Mineral Wool, LLC
Gold Sponsors: Downstream Casino Resort
Silver Sponsor and Centerpiece Sponsor: SNC Squared
Venue Sponsor: Missouri Southern State University
Entertainment: Ben Miller Band
Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Terry Wachter