About The Partnership

R. Clay Simmons Exemplary Enterprise Award

Given in memory of R. Clay Simmons, an exemplar of Starkville’s finest in community and business leadership, this award recognizes firms that have made outstanding contributions to the community and have manifested superior business practices.

Initiated in 1995, the award is given annually to a for-profit business firm in the greater Starkville area by the R. Clay Simmons Foundation through the Chamber of Commerce Division of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

Past Recipients

2016 –Eat Local Starkville
2015 — Eat With Us Group
2014 – Mark Castleberry and Castle Properties
2013 – Cadence Bank
2012 – BancorpSouth
2011 – Tabor Management & Construction
2010 – Metrocast
2009 – Prudential Starkville Properties
2008 – Thomas Shelton Jones and Associates
2007 – T.E. Lott and Company
2006 – Bell Building Supply
2005 – The Book Mart
2004 – East Mississippi Lumber Company
2003 – Coldwell Banker SRE Realtors
2002 – Starkville Buses
2001 – Bulldog Deli
2000 – VanLandingham Lumber Company
1999 – Sullivan’s Office Supply
1998 – National Bank of Commerce
1997 – C.C. Clark Inc.
1996 – Millsaps Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick-GMC, Inc.
1995 – Mullins Department Store