The Southaven Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon/evening held a “Party on the Patio” at its office that included the presentation of the Chamber’s annual awards. The chamber each year recognizes a Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Corporate Business of the Year, and Non-Profit of the Year. The chamber also awards its Southaven Young Professional, or SYP, of the Year, The Spirit of Main Street Award for a business located in the original district of Southaven, and a Chamber Ambassador of the Year, the chamber member who helps spread the word about the organization promoting the business world in Mississippi’s third-largest city.
The event in the past has been a large dinner event at the Landers Center, however with the COVID-19 pandemic, the chamber made it a smaller activity outside in its patio area and the adjacent parking lot.
Following are the list of nominees, names, and photos of the winners.
Man of the Year Nominees: Barry Bouchillon – State Farm Insurance Cory Uselton – DeSoto County Schools – WINNER
Woman of the Year Nominees: Sarah Edmiston – Southgroup Insurance Carmen Kyle – Southaven Chamber – WINNER
Small Business of the Year Nominees: ACs Steakhouse – WINNER Pottery Haven 95.3 & Guess FM – Mighty Media Group
Corporate Business of the Year Nominees: Iron Mountain Wal-Mart Olive Garden – WINNER
Non-Profit of the Year Nominees: Life Fellowship Church – WINNER Northwest Church of Christ Trinity Baptist Church
SYP (Southaven Young Professional) of the Year Nominees: Matthew Kelso Rachel O’Halloran Olivia Craig – WINNER
Spirit of Main Street Nominees: Delta Gastroenterology/Delta Weight Management – WINNER Ultimate Patios, Windows, & Doors Direct FX
Ambassador of the Year: Janet Mote – Mote Plumbing