Chamber of Commerce Awards - Third Quarter
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Photos by SHANNON SPEARS
The Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Monday and issued their quarterly awards.
Pride in Property
Candy on Main is a dessert shop that offers 70+ varieties of tantalizing candies and other treats. With everything handmade and completely delicious, owners Jesse and Sade Kennedy have transformed a Main Street building into a charming and delightful destination. Opened in March, 2016, Candy on Main is unique, offering a difference is in the quality and taste of the food coupled with excellent customer service.
Accepting: Sade Kennedy, owner
Large Business -- Primetals
Primetals Technologies Limited is the successor company to Steel Related Technology LLC (SRT), which was formed in 1996. In 2010 Siemens Energy of Germany purchased Steel Related Technology from Michael Jacques and Greg Brandon. In 2015 Siemens Energy formed a Joint Venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan to form Primetals Technologies Limited which joined together the services of both premier companies.Primetals Technologies Limited is headquartered in Frimley, Camberley in the United Kingdom and is a worldwide leading engineering, plant-building and lifecycle partner for the entire steelmaking value chain; from raw materials to finished product. The Blytheville facility provides engineering, heavy machining and fabrication, specialized millwright services along with nickel and chrome plating services to the local steel industry.
Accepting: Chris Sutton, General Manager
Small Business -- Rose Pharmacy
John Charles Rose is a native of Blytheville graduated from Blytheville High School in 2003, Bachelor's degree from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and Pharm.D from UAMS in Little Rock. He and wife Brittany opened their new independent pharmacy on Febraury 10 of this year, filling what they -- and many of us -- believe was a real need in Blytheville. Rose Pharmacy is located in the new Loveless Plaza at North 6th and Moultrie.
Accepting: Brittany Rose
Volunteer -- Craig Fosburg
Craig Fosburg began working for Mississippi County Electric Coop in 2010, and when he moved from Houston to Blytheville for that job, he also brought a wealth of experience with scouting. He began almost immediately serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Blytheville Troup 104, paying forward the help given him by the great men he had as Scouters in his own youth. Craig has traveled throughout the world and has lived in a variety of states, having grown up in an Air Force household. He attached himself at a young age to the values of scouting.
Today, he works non-stop and tirelessly with area youth to teach them to be better citizens, to be more prepared for the unexpected things which life often hands you, to give them a basic toolkit of skills which will serve them, and our nation, well in the future.