The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce recently presented its 9th Annual ANCHOR Awards. The ANCHOR Awards honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of small businesses and non-profit organizations in the community.
The 2017 winners and nominees of the 9th Annual ANCHOR Awards were:
Small Business Category 1: Compton Engineering, Inc. (winner); Audiowave Car Stereo; Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina; Belk of Gautier; Cable One, Inc.; Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc. – Pascagoula “CBAR”; Compton Engineering, Inc.; Floor Trader; Gibson Electric Motor Sales & Service, Inc.; Gulf Coast Marine Supply; Island Winds Title Company, LLC; Perkins Tire & Polaris, Inc.; and Southern Belles Like Big Bows.
Small Business Category 2: Community Bank (winner); Community Bank; Hancock Bank; Keesler Federal Credit Union; and Team Waste Gulf Coast.
Rookie Category: Whimsy Books & Toys, LLC (winner); Nura Juice; QuadMed, Ingalls Family Health Center; State Farm Insurance – Brenda Thompson; and Whimsy Books & Toys, LLC.
Non-Profit Category: Feeding the Gulf Coast (winner); Dream Program, Inc.; Feeding the Gulf Coast; Jackson County Civic Action Committee; Jackson County Literacy Council, Inc.; Jackson-George Regional Library System; Kiwanis Club of Pascagoula; Mississippi Power Community Connection Jackson/George Chapter; Pascagoula River Audubon Center; and Second Baptist Christian Academy.