The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary at our 2021 Annual Awards Banquet tentatively set for Thursday, February 25, 2021.
The festivities will highlight a cumulative celebration of the organization’s last 20 years. The annual awards banquet of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is a great way to honor member businesses, individuals and stakeholders who have impacted the community in the previous year.
The Partnership is currently accepting letters of nomination from the public for two prestigious awards which will be presented the night of the banquet.
Director of Membership Development Hunter Harrington said, “We encourage everyone throughout the local area to submit nominations.”
Harrington added, “Our chamber membership is truly astounding and there are so many deserving businesses and individuals within our community.”
Submit nominations to the Partnership no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. Award nomination forms are available for download below.
R. Clay Simmons Exemplary Enterprise Award
Initiated in 1995, the R. Clay Simmons Exemplary Enterprise Award is presented through the Chamber of Commerce division to a for-profit business or firm in the greater Starkville area that has demonstrated exemplary business practices and made outstanding contributions to the community. The award is given in memory of R. Clay Simmons, who offers a lasting example of superior community and business leadership. Past recipients of the R. Clay Simmons Exemplary Enterprise Award include Northeast Exterminating, Cadence Bank, Tabor Management and Construction, Metrocast, TE Lott and East Mississippi Lumber Company.
T. E. Veitch Community Service Award
The T. E. Veitch Community Service Award, established in 1993, is the most prestigious community service award given annually by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding community service and civic contributions. Veitch award nominees exhibit continuing involvement in community affairs which enhance the common good of the community in meaningful ways. T. E. Veitch Community Service Award past recipients include Nina Welch Wofford, Lynn Phillips-Gaines, Rex Buffington, Bill Poe, Frank Chiles and Wilson Ashfort.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m. on NOVEMBER 25, 2020 to:
Greater Starkville Development Partnership
ATTN: R. Clay Simmons Award OR T. E. Veitch Community Service Award
200 East Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759