Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 107th Annual Banquet, Presented by Liberty

(Joplin, MO) The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) celebrated its 107th Annual Banquet on Thursday, April 25 at Missouri Southern State University’s Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. JACC honored its members for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community by recognizing the following organizations and individuals. 

Milestone Members

100 Years of Membership

50 Years of Membership

Business of the Year, Sponsored by FORVIS

The Business of the Year Awards program recognizes the importance of small businesses and nonprofit organizations and the impact they have on our local economy, job growth, and the creation of new products and services.  

One to 50 Employee(s) Category

51+ Employees Category

Nonprofit Category

Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank

Each year, one outstanding citizen is selected based on their commitment to the community.  

Young Professional of the Year

The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes a Joplin Chamber member under 40 who displays a commitment to the Chamber’s YPN Program and who is a leader in their organization and the community.  

  • Jessica Carr, FORVIS

Joseph Newman Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is new this year. It is awarded to a young and growing small business that is less than three years old and is introducing a new product, service, or model of doing business to the marketplace and is well on their way to achieving success in their industry. 

Consider It Done Award

New this year, the Consider It Done Award is given to an individual member who has demonstrated a consistent track record of supporting the Chamber by committing their time and resources to help fulfill the mission of the Chamber, its programs, and/or events throughout the last year 

Spirit Award

Introduced this year, the Spirit Award recognizes a Chamber member who exemplifies selfless dedication and enduring support to the mission of the Chamber. Recipients of this award go out of their way to encourage and inspire their peers to follow their example and demonstrate a personal commitment to the success of Chamber programming.  

The 107th Annual Banquet was made possible by the following sponsors:

Additional thanks to:


Erin Slifka, Director of Sales and Marketing
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

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