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December 7, 2012

Maionchi gets chamber’s top award



Minority Business of Year

Bella’s Cupcakes, co-owned by Kathy Bowers, received the minority business award.

The business has experienced upward trends since it opened in April 2011 and has exhibited “the true meaning of community spirit and cooperation,” according to its citation.

This business is owned by two sisters who were inspired by watching their mother produce amazing creations in the kitchen.

Agriculture Award

Harold Bucher, who has raised cattle on his Red House Road farm for nearly 40 years and since 2000 has led his family’s plant sale to benefit Relay for Life, received the agriculture award.

Beautification Awards

Purdy’s Coffee Company, which restored the oldest commercial building on Main Street earlier this year, and Rodney Davis who renovated a building on North Second Street for his law office, both received the Bernease Walters Beautification Award.

Educator of the Year

Tina Barrett, technology integration specialist, for the Madison County School District, was named educator of the year.

Her role has involved extensive work with students through the Student Technology Leadership Program and the district’s annual Technology Extravaganza, according to her citation. She provides professional development for teachers and library media specialists each month and last year obtained grant funds to establish collaborative, interactive learning studios at both district high schools.

Community Service Awards

Anthony Lowery, founder of God’s Outreach Madison County Food Bank, Nancy Wray, chair of the Richmond Tourism Commission, and the Pattie A. Clay Infirmary Association Board of Directors all received community service awards.

Chamber Ambassador Award

Jennifer Napier received the Doris Manor Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award.

Colyer Dedication Award

Jerian Shaw, outgoing chamber president, received the organization’s Howard and Neal Colyer Dedication Award.

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