County Chamber of Commerce
Goff earn chamber awards
recognized for their contributions
ENGLISH, Ky. (November 2011) Carroll County Chamber
of Commerce members were serenaded to Elvis tunes, a Silent Auction
and a delicious dinner Oct. 13 at the organizations 14th Annual
Awards and Recognition Banquet. This years theme was Rockin
Through the Years, and the event was held at a new location: the
Old English School House in English, Ky.
courtesy of Jimmy Supplee
County Chamber of
Commerce President Mark Smith
(center) poses with award winners
(from left) Forrest Welch (Down
on Main restaurant), Kevin Craig (Craigs
Do It Center), Brad McNeal (McNeals
Hardware) and Greg Goff (First National
Bank of Carrollton) following the
Annual Dinner on Oct. 18.
Elvis impersonator Todd Bodenhemier of nearby Oldham County
entertained the capacity crowd of 225, and the Silent Auction raised
$3,545 $1,000 more money than last year, according to chamber
secretary Bret Calhoun.
Proceeds from the events are used for scholarships to area graduates.
This years scholarship winners are Travis Spenneberg, Jaclyn Glauber,
Haley Hendrick, Dallas Wheeler, Daniel Wheeler and Steven Kelley.
Several awards were presented to various businesses and individuals
for their contributions. Chamber Board President Mark Smith presented
the awards during the business portion of the evening.
Those winning awards were as follows:
Beautification Award: Down on Main Street restaurant, 508
Main St, Carrollton. Owners are Forrest and Rhonda Welch. This award
is presented to a business that continually improves the quality of
their business through landscaping, renovation, expansion, facade improvements,
signage or other curb appeal projects to enhance the appearance of their
by Don Ward
Gifford explores the items
for bid in the silent auction at the
Carroll County Chamber of
Commerce's Annual Banquet.
Community Impact Award: McNeals Trustwor-thy
Hardware, 123 Fifth St., Carrollton. Owner is Brad McNeal. This award
is presented to a business, industry or organization that has contributed
to the quality of life for the residents of Carroll County.
Raymond Ray Community Service Award: Greg Goff, president
and CEO of First National Bank of Carrollton. Goff is a former chamber
president. This award is presented in memory of Raymond Ray, whose volunteer
hours contributed to the success of several community organizations
and events in Carroll County.
Business Hall of Fame Award: Craigs Do It Best Rental
Center, 1691 Hwy. 227, Carrollton. Owner is Kevin Craig. This award
is presented to a business that has been open for 50 years or more and
operated under the same ownership.
Chamber Appreciation Award: Chamber secretary Bret Calhoun,
who won a statewide newsletter award.
Friend of the Chamber Awards: Lisa Brown, general
manager of Wal-Mart of Carrollton, Jessie Harris, marketing official
with the Kentucky Speedway, and local resident, photographer and NASCAR
fan Jimmy Supplee for their help in preparing the city to host the inaugural
NASCAR Sprint Cup race last July.
Friend of the Chamber Award: Nancy Jo Grobmyer, the
first female city council member who served in that capacity for 37
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