Awards presented at Greenbrier chamber banquet

Businesses and leaders were recognized last week during the 20th annual Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

“Get Charged Up” was the theme for the banquet, held at the Greenbrier Junior High School Cafetorium.

Treva Branscum, chamber board president, welcomed those in attendance. Shawn Hammontree, youth minister at Antioch Baptist Church, was the featured speaker. Entertainment was provided by the Greenbrier High Jazz Band. There were special appearances by high school cheerleaders with the Greenbrier mascot, a saxophone quartet, band student teacher Jeremy Gueringer and students from Christ Mixed Martial Arts.

The 2012 edition of the Greenbrier City Guide – a cooperative project of the chamber and 501 Advertising and Publishing – was also unveiled at the banquet.

Award winners were:

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – Randy Higgins.
STUDENT OF THE YEAR – Landon Jackson.
BEST NEW BUSINESS (open 3 years or less) – Edward Jones
BEST SMALL BUSINESS (10 employees max.) – Daisy-A-Day Florist & Gifts
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – Greenbrier Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center.
BEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT – Court Appointed Special Advocates for the 20th Judicial District.
GREEN BUSINESS –  Eastside Elementary School
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Dr. Gary Bowman and Dr. Charles Clifton.

Gold sponsors for the banquet were First Security Bank, HomeBank of Arkansas and 501 LIFE. Silver sponsor was First Service Bank. Bronze sponsors were Centennial Bank, Crain Media Y107, Daisy-A-Day Florist, Greenbrier Public Schools and Greenbrier Ready Mix.

(See more photos from the event in the May issue of 501 LIFE.)