More than 350 people joined the Jackson Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce at the 19th Annual JEWEL Awards Banquet held February 21 at Oman Arena in Jackson, TN. This event featured a concert by a talented singer, Miss Evvie McKinney.
Thank all nominees and congratulate the following winners:
Ruby Award Winner - Brenda Douglas of Golden Years Adult Day Care
Diamond Award Winner - Cynthia Early NP, Agape Family Health Care Center
Emerald Award Winner - Ruthie Whisnant, Phase III Services
Jewel Award Winner - Joe and Wendy Martin, Martin Headquarters
Program participants included Rev. Curtis Morman, anthem singer Kelsea Merriweather, Dr. Jerry Woods, Councilman Ernest Brooks, Esq.; Denise Thompkins and LaDonna Braswell, Fire Chief Darryl Samuels, award presenters Brenda DePriest and James Ross, Monique Merriweather and Antonio White. The first African American fire chief in Jackson, Chief Samuels presented awards to the Historical Pioneers for this years program. These group include the First Black firefighters in the Jackson Fire Department.
We were honored to have with us James Dugger, Gerry L. Thompson and Mack White, Jr. All three were hired on November 1, 1968. They took a few moments to briefly share the hardships they endured in breaking the color barrier in their individual positions. Click here for more information.
Don't miss the Thomas Media Motor Mania Car Show, Saturday, March 28th, 9am to 4pm at the Jackson (TN) Fairgrounds Park.
Celebrate women during Women's History Month. Learn more at a library near you.
Mark your calendar for the West TN Business Showcase and Economic Development Conference, 8am-4pm at the Doubletree in Jackson.
JACKSON MADISON COUNTY
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Small Business Growth and Development
Youth Job Training
Economic and Community Development
Business Plan Review
Join us in January for the Power Breakfast featuring invited local authors James E. Cherry, Daryl Hubbard,