Jewel Awards celebrates shining lights of buisness

February 16, 2013 by  

The annual Jewel Awards banquet presented by the Jackson Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce will be taking place at the end of this month. The awards recognize successful business owners in rural west Tennessee.

There are four categories of awards: the Ruby award is for owners whose company has been in business for one to five years; the Diamond award for those with companies six to ten years old; the Emerald award for chamber members only who own companies which are 11-20 years old; and the Jewel award for chamber members for owners of companies in business for 20 years and over.

In addition to the awards, the banquet will be paying tribute to 21 historic black school in the area. Guests will also enjoy the music of Smooth Jazz Fusion. The banquet is designed to raise funds for the chamber’s ‘Follow me into business’ development program for local youth.

The banquet is a great opportunity for business owners and leaders in the Jackson area to network with one another. No doubt many of those planning to attend will be arranging for business card printing in advance. They will want to have the opportunity to exchange cards with their peers and will want to ensure that their contact information is current.

The 12th annual Jewel Awards banquet will take place at the St. Luke Activity Center on February 22 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table of 10.