Chamber News

May 20, 2015

Floyd County Chamber of Commerce 2015 Awards Banquet


The Chamber held its 2015 Awards Banquet at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center on May 7.

The event’s guest speaker, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, told the audience about Floyd County’s position in Kentucky’s changing economy, highlighting both the unique challenges facing the region as well as the area’s unique opportunities for advancement.

Awards and honors given at the function included:

  • Special “Thank You,” presented by Missy Allen with Riverview Health Care to the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad
  • Partner in Education, presented by Julie Paxton of Mountain Comprehensive Care Center to Big Sandy Health Care
  • Community Service Award, presented by Floyd County School Board Chair Jeff Stumbo to East Kentucky Broadcasting
  • Special Tribute, presented by Prestonsburg City Councilman and MAC performer Freddie Goble to the family of the late Billie Jean Osborne
  • Chamber Excellence Award, presented by Chamber of Commerce Chair Missy R. Jenkins to Kindra Horne Baker
  • Floyd County Hall of Fame, presented by U.S. Bank’s Elmer Hamilton to Tommy Hall, of Hall Funeral Home and Pop’s Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac
  • Floyd Countian of the Year, presented by Sandy Runyon with Big Sandy Area Development District to Jerry Fultz, mayor of Wayland and founder of the Wayland Historical Society
  • Horizon Award, presented by First Commonwealth Bank’s Jennifer Bates to Brookside Dental Care
  • Business Person of the Year, presented by Kindra Horne Baker of Daffodils Boutique to Kathy Stumbo, President of St. Joseph Martin
  • Business of the Year, presented by Darrell Patton of Pop’s Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac to Riverview Health Care

Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Dr. Nancy Johnson took the podium to honor the graduates of the chamber’s Leadership Floyd County program, and the chamber chair, Misty Jenkins, took a moment to recognize outgoing board members. Judge-Executive Ben Hale had the honor of installing the new Board of Directors and officers for the upcoming year.

Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo was the guest speaker.

Jason Goble & Maranda Finney provided entertainment

Riverview Health Care
Business of the Year

Kathy Stumbo – President, St. Joseph Martin
Business Person of the Year

Big Sandy Health Care
Partner in Education

East Kentucky Broadcasting
Community Partner Award

Jerry Fultz
Floyd Countian of the Year

Kindra Horne Baker
Chamber Board Member Excellence

Tommy Hall
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee

Special Tribute to the Billie Jean Osborne family

Dr. Bryan Griffith & Brookside Dental Care
Horizon Business Award

Special "Thanks" to the Floyd County Rescue Squad

Outgoing Chamber Chair Misty Jenkins from Citizens National Bank was recognized by incoming Chair Rick Hughes

Outgoing Chamber board member Michelle Staniford from BB&T was recognized

2015-16 Chamber Board Members were installed by Floyd County Judge-Executive, Ben Hale

To conclude the evening’s banquet, newly installed chamber chair, Rick Hughes with HiTech Signs & Graphix and Pig in a Poke thanked everyone for attending and expressed the Chamber’s gratitude for the event sponsors.