Annual Awards

Join Us For Our 95th Celebration

95th Annual Awards Celebration / Tuesday, February 2nd / 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 95th Annual Awards Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd! This annual event is an opportunity for the Chamber to review the incredible highlights of the previous year and acknowledge the business champions in our community through the awarding of the Large and Small Business of the Year, Bainbridge Under 40 Young Professional of the Year, and the Community Service Award!

In consideration of COVID-19, the Annual Awards Celebration will be held virtually. Though virtual, the event will also offer in-person live Viewing Party Locations for those who are comfortable to gather. Chamber members along with members of our community are invited to attend any of the four viewing party locations to mingle, watch the broadcast, and celebrate together. The Chamber encourages guests to support the businesses hosting the viewing parties by purchasing food and drink to enjoy while viewing the program. For those who wish to watch at home, a link will be delivered to their inbox at 7:00 p.m. sharp the night of the event. The program will be released on social media, and other video platforms on February 3rd.

Along with the new format, the Chamber has partnered with The Post Searchlight to produce a special publication highlighting the nominees and winners of the Annual Awards program. This magazine will be unveiled at the Viewing Party Locations for nominees and attendees to take and cherish for years to come.

 

Click here to register to receive the program link via email. 

 

Viewing Party Locations:  Diablo’s Southwest Grill / Southern Philosophy Brewing / The American / Bainbridge Country Club

 

Large Business of the Year Nominees

 
 

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Paxton Poitevint, CEO

 

Shaw Industries

Patriek Demeyre, Plant Manager

 

Memorial Hospital and Manor

Jim Lambert, CEO

   

Small Business of the Year Nominees

 
 

Dixie Dandy

Carla Chastain

 

Isaacs Bakery

Jennifer Oldaker

 

Harrell King Heating and Air

Harrell King / Mike Albritton

 

SmithCo Recycling

Stacey Cunningham

   

Bainbridge Under 40: Young Professional of the Year  Finalists

 
 

Kolby Shepherd

Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator

 

Michael D Jenkins

Bainbridge Public Safety Engineer

 

Keenan Adams

Metropower, Project Manager

 

Tyler S Thomas

Owner & Executive Chef, The American

 

Christopher Bryant

Decatur County Schools Teacher/Head Softball Coach

 

Tyler A. Inlow

Coldwell Banker Brock Realty- REALTOR

 

Adam Mobley

Decatur County Sheriff's Office Investigator

 

Gallagher Dempsey

Head Brewer & General Manager

 

Dr. Allison Howard

Memorial Hospital and Manor Director of Pharmacy

 

Kyle Kelley

Memorial Hospital & Manor, Nurse Practitioner

   

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEARLARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR PIONEER AWARDCOMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDBAINBRIDGE UNDER 40 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEARPAST CHAIRMAN
2003  DAIRY QUEEN2017-2018- STONES HOME CENTER2014- CHARLES TYSON2012- MIKE CLINTON2019- SEAN JOHNSON, BAINBRIDGE HIGHSCHOOL 1967 – Jim Stone
2004  RX DRUG CENTER2019 – SOUTHWEST GEORGIA OIL2016 – LUTHER CONYERS2013- ROSLYN PALMER 1968 – Max Langston 
2005  KRES JEWELERS 2018 - RAMSAY SIMMONS SR.     2014 - KARON ELWELL 1971 – Raymond Miles 
2006  THE HEADQUARTERS  2016 - MISSY ROLLINS 1973 – Bill Jones 
2007  BAINBRIDGE PHARMACY  2018 - ALESIA BRINSON 1974 – Don Kirksey
2008  IVEY FUNERAL HOME  2019 - SALVATION ARMY 1976 – Roy Simpson
2009  FLINT MEDIA    1977 – Monroe Godwin
2010  DANIMER SCIENTIFIC    1978 – Jimmy Harrell 
2011  SOUTHERN TRIAD CONSTRUCTION    1979 – Drane Smith
2012  PALMER INSURANCE AGENCY    1981 – Marvin Hall
2013 COOPERS HEATING AND AIR    1982 – Sammy Gray 
2014 FIRST PORT CITY BANK    1985 – Larry Lennard   
2015 GODWIN JEWELERS    1986 – Clayton Penhallegon
2016-2017 – BELLA’S    1988 – Dr. Bob Coker 
2017-2018 – CARE 360 CHIROPRACTIC    1989 – B.J. Armistead
2019 - FIRST NATIONAL BANK    1990 – Tracy Dixon 
2013 COOPERS HEATING AND AIR    1991 – James D. Hall  
2014 FIRST PORT CITY BANK    1992 – Dr. Don Robinson 
2015 GODWIN JEWELERS    1993 – Roslyn Palmer
2016-2017 – BELLA’S    1994 – Dennis Lee
2017-2018 – CARE 360 CHIROPRACTIC    1969 – David Bryan, Sr.
2019 - FIRST NATIONAL BANK    1995 – Rolfe Hunt
     1996 – Billy Gossett
     1997 – Ralph Powell
     1998 – Billy Barber
     1999 – Threasa Hall
     2000 – Dick Ivey
     2001 – Don Whaley
     2002 – Edward Reynolds
     2003 – Jeff Hanson 
                 Edward Reynolds 
     2004 – Billy Walker
     2005 – Billy Inlow
     2006 – Charles Bowles
     2007 – Gary Phillips
     2008 – Dr. Suzi Bonifay
     2009 – Keith Lyle
     2010 – Matt Palmer
     2011 – Ryan Phillips
     2012 – Charles Tyson
     2013 – Scott Ewing
     2014 – Jeff Findley
     2015 – Kevin Dowdy
     2016- Bo Jones
     2017 – Paxton Poitevint
     2018 – Chris Hobby
     2019 - Randy Logue
     2020 - Dana Bryant