(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) held its 105th Annual Banquet 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
Edward Jones – Dan L. Stanley
Joplin Stone Company
Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
40 Years of Membership
ADC Dental Group
Arrow Box Company of Joplin
Churchwell Hedman Tax Group
Community Bank & Trust (CBT)
Joplin Fire Protection Company, Inc.
PRO 100, Inc., REALTORS
30 Years of Membership
Community Support Services of Missouri
Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
Great Southern Bank
Hardy, Wrestler and Associates, CPAs, P.C.
Johnson Floor & Home Carpet One
Joplin Metro Credit Union
Names and Numbers
20 Years of Membership
American Red Cross of Southern Missouri
AMI Radio Group
Braeckel’s Development Corporation
Branco Enterprises, Inc.
Consolidated Electrical Distributors
Continental Banquet & Catering Services
Culligan of Joplin
Federal Protection, Inc.
Frank Fletcher Auto Group
Jasper Products, LLC
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity & Restore
Joplin NALA Read
LaFerla Wilson Orthodontics
Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad
Oasis Salon & Day Spa
Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
Rotary of Joplin – Daybreak Club
Show Me the Ozarks Magazine
Silver Creek Assisted Living
Soroptimist International of Joplin
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
Wisper ISP, Inc.
10 Years of Membership
Adelmo Family Care LLC
Aspire Scholarship Program
Binky Guy Textiles
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
CDL Electric Company, Inc.
City Pointe Beauty Academy
Corner Greer & Associates, Inc.
Counseling Associates of the Four States LLC
Forest Park Baptist Church
Hedman Chiropractic, LLC
Herrman Lumber Company
Home Instead Senior Care
Insurance Benefits Consultants, LLC
Jasper County University of Missouri Extension
Joplin Area Ministerial Alliance
Joplin Sports Authority
L & R Supply, LLC
Pioneer Warehouse & Logistics, Inc.
S & S Computers
Sapp Design Associates Architects, P.C.
Springfield Striping & Sealing
Terrace Green Apartments
Westside Collision Tire & Auto LLC
Wild About Water!
Young Professional of the Year
Luke Gibson, The Glenn Group
Golden Apple Awards sponsored by Liberty Utilities
Sixty-seven educators from Joplin’s public and private schools were nominated by students, parents, and coworkers. The Golden Apple Awards program, in its 37th year, is designed to recognize excellence and passion in the teaching profession.
K-2nd Grade – Erica Doennig, Irving Elementary School
3rd-5th Grade – Margie Black, St. Mary’s Elementary School
6th-8th Grade – Darren Morgan, South Middle School
9th-12th Grade – Erin Fledderman, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
The Business of the Year Awards program recognizes the importance of small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to the economy, job growth, and creation of new products and services.
1-50 Employee Category
Abernathy Roofing and Construction
51+ Employee Category
Outstanding Citizen of the Year sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank
Each year, one Outstanding Citizen is chosen by the past three Outstanding Citizens of the Year and three previous Chamber Chairmen of the Board, based upon their commitment to the Joplin community.
Harry M Cornell, Jr.
The 105th Annual Banquet was made possible by the following sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Owens Corning
Gold Sponsor: Downstream Casino Resort
Silver Sponsor and Centerpiece Sponsor: SNC Squared
Venue Sponsor: Missouri Southern State University
Entertainment: Dr. G and The Tall Man
Master of Ceremonies: Mrs. Michelle Holloman
Additional thanks to:
Barry Linduff, Pre-Show on Facebook Live
Reggie Powers, Lisa Olliges-Green, and VSM Joplin for entertainment on stage
Erin Slifka, Marketing & Public Information Manager
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce