It was a jubilant evening at Tom Johnson's Camping World where the McDowell Chamber of Commerce presented
six area businesses with the coveted Tom Johnson Entrepreneurship Award at its Annual Holiday After Hours Thursday, December 14, 2017.
"The McDowell Chamber of Commerce is very proud of this year's winners. The award is a great way to recognize our small businesses and their continued growth here in the community," said Executive Director Steve Bush.
Crooked Door Coffee House was a first-time winner this year along with Ben Patton Land Surveying. Both businesses represent our community's bold young entrepreneurial spirit that has seen strong growth in the last year. Others represent our seasoned, wise business owners including Samir's Enterprises, Morris-Herron Heating & Cooling, Right Way Pest Management, and GEM Constructors.
Sponsored by Johnson Price Sprinkle PA, the award was created to provide recognition to business leaders whose companies have shown 5% growth or more in the past three years, have between 1-300 employees, and are headquartered here in Western North Carolina.
"McDowell County has so much positive energy happening. It's an honor to be part of recognizing one piece of this energy -- the entrepreneurial spirit," said Maria Pilos of JPS PA.
Donna Boyette, senior associate with JPS PA, presented the following local businesses with the Award.
The 2017 Tom Johnson Entrepreneurship Award Winners
|Right Way Pest Management
||Crooked Door Coffee House
|Pen Patton Land Surveying
||Morris-Herron Heating & Cooling
"With all the current economic growth, we feel this is the best way to honor those who work so hard in the small business arena," Bush said.