WALL OF FAME

Kyle Morey, CEO of Madison County Chamber

Welcome to our Wall of Fame

We here at the Madison County Chamber love our jobs! Why? Because we get to celebrate and honor high achievement, outstanding character, and longevity in our community. By doing so, we show others the road to success. Here's a little history about the event, themes, awards, and people that make up the most talked about business awards event in the region:

The MCC Annual Awards Gala.

 

About the Gala

It's a night of celebration. It's a night of toasting. It's a night of pondering the past and peaking in to the future. It's a night of standing ovations and surprises. It's a night to remember! Over 300 business, civic, and community leaders (and family) join in honoring greatness, both in business and individually, in Madison County. Traditionally held on the first Thursday evening in March, MCC Annual Awards Gala features high-level networking, a high-class dinner, and high-honor awards! The tux is optional, smile required.

 

About the Awards

Three finalists are presented. Only one winner awarded. The winners of the Small, Emerging, and Non-Profit Awards are kept secret in a sealed envelope until the night of the Gala. Only select members of the Gala Team, sworn to secrecy, know the outcome. The individual awards (KJPCIB, Chairman, FAB!, and Ambassador) are known and promoted before the event. Introducing the awards:

 

Small Business of the Year (SBY)

This award honors a Madison County-owned and MCC member company that has been in business five or more years and has fewer than 100 employees. The company must demonstrate the following characteristics to be nominated and must excel above others to win: demonstrate visible growth and achievements, adhere to the company's brand promise, and invest in the community both through business and community support. This award was created by Kyle Morey and introduced at the 2011 Awards Gala held at the Paramount Theatre.

 

Winners by Award Year

2015

Clipzone Salon and Remedy Spa

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2014

Cowpokes Western Outfitters

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2013

Modern Trailer Sales, Inc.

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2012

X-ADS

Read Interview | Watch Trailer

2011

Goods Candy Shop

Read Interview | Watch Trailer

 

Finalists by Award Year

2015

Collision Cure | Read Story | Watch Trailer

RenCon Services | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2014

CB Fabricating | Read Story | Watch Trailer

The Edge | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2013

MoFab, Inc. | Read Story | Watch Trailer

Gaither Music Co. | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2012

Lambert's Music Center | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

Majestic Productions | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

2011

Myer's Autoworld | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

X-ADS | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

 

Emerging Business of the Year (EBY)

The Emerging Business of the Year honors a Madison County-owned and MCC member company that has been in business fewer than five years and has fewer than 100 employees. The company must demonstrate the following characteristics to be nominated and must excel above others to win: Demonstrate visible growth and achievements, adhere to the company's brand promise, invest in the community, and demonstrate the "cool" factor of a new business that energizes the community either in their product/service offerings and/or their corporate culture. This award was created by Kyle Morey and introduced at the 2012 Awards Gala held at the Paramount Theatre.

 

Winners by Award Year

2015

Green Tire Reclamation

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2014

MUGS Coffee and Tea Company

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2013

The Story Shop

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2012

Gray's Design Studio

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2011

Fathom Voice

Read Story

 

Finalists by Award Year

2015

Buckskin Bikes | Read Story | Watch Trailer

MostBeastlyStudios | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2014

Diggidy's Frozen Treat Factory | Read Story | Watch Trailer

Toscana Event Centre | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2013

Star Bullets Banners & Signs | Read Story | Watch Trailer

Sales Artists | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2012

Home Instead Senior Care | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

Coeus Technology | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

2011

Element 212 | Read Interview

State Farm-Amy Turner | Read Interview

 

Non-Profit of the Year (NPY)

Developed with the guidance of United Way of Madison County, the Non-Profit of the Year Award honors a non-profit agency serving Madison County that excels in the criteria identified by the United Way committee as those most important to ensuring an agency consistently makes a strong positive contribution to the community. The award will honor an agency that makes a positive community impact, employs accountable business practices, has an engaged board and strong leadership, and values partnership and collaboration. In addition, the award will honor an agency that focuses its efforts on one or more of the three critical areas of education, income, and/or health outcomes. The award was created by Kyle Morey and introduced at the 2013 Awards Gala held at the Paramount Theatre.

 

Winners by Award Year

2015

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Indiana

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2014

Hopewell Center

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2013

Aspire Indiana

Read Story | Watch Trailer

2012

YMCA of Madison County

Read Story

 

Finalists by Award Year

2015

George Morrisett Center | Read Story | Watch Trailer

Pathstone | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2014

Pendleton Community Library | Read Story | Watch Trailer

Alternatives, Inc. | Read Story | Watch Trailer

2013

CASA

Dove Harbor

2012

Children's Bureau Inc | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

Second Harvest Food Bank | Read Interview | Watch Trailer

 

Keith J. Pitcher Character In Business (KPCIB)

A highly prestigious individual designation, this award is presented annually to a Madison County businessperson with an established history of leadership and service and a work ethic that goes above and beyond expectations. Co-presented by the Chamber and Character Counts! of Madison County, it officially recognizes the recipient’s commitment to Six Pillars of Character—Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. In honor of his outstanding contribution to Madison County’s business community, in 2011 the Character in Business Award was renamed the Keith J. Pitcher Character in Business Award by then Board Chairman Mike Latchaw and committee. This award, created by Mike Latchaw, was presented posthumously to Keith's wife and family at the 2011 Gala at BluFalls Pendleton.

 

Winners by Award Year

2015

Oz Morgan

2014

Dr. James Edwards

2013

Donald E. Henderson

2012

Chuck Staley

2011

Mary Jamerson

2010

Keith J. Pitcher

 

Chairman's Choice Award

Created by Kyle Morey, the Chairman’s Choice Award recipient is selected by the chairman of the Madison County Chamber Board of Directors to be awarded to an individual who provides exceptional service to the Chamber, its members, and the business community. Michael Austin was presented the first Chairman 2010 Award at the 2011 Gala at Blu Falls Arts & Event Center.

 

Winners by Award Year

2015

Rob Sparks

2014

Jahnae Erpenbach

2013

Barb Alder

2012

Mike Latchaw

2011

Ralph Day

2010

Mike Austin

 

FAB! (Females Active in Business) Award

Created by Angela Barbosa, The FAB! Award honors a Female Active in Business who excels professionally in Madison County, contributes to the community, supports the growth of the FAB program, and personally mentors and supports other women. This award, created by Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Angela Barbosa, was first presented to Lyla Graddy, owner of Lookworthy Face & Body Retreat, at the 2012 held at the Paramount Theatre.

 

Winners by Award Year

2015

Coleen Rector

2014

Nicole Eicks

2013

Kris Sandman

2012

Janice Stamper

2011

Lyla Graddy

 

Ambassador of the Year (AY)

The Ambassador of the Year honor is awarded to an individual who strongly supports the mission of the Madison County Chamber through ongoing work with and dedication to the activities of the Ambassadors Regional committee. Created by Chamber President, Kyle Morey, Ambassador of the Year 2010 Award was first presented to Barb Alder at the 2011 Gala.

 

Winners by Award Year

2014

Wayne Bruzzese

2014

Carlene Westerfield-Gunter

2013

Coleen Rector

2012

Georgeann Whitworth

2011

Ruth Pritchett

2010

Barb Alder

 

Anniversary Awards by Gala Year

The Madison County Chamber honors companies reaching major milestones such as 50, 75, and 100 years in business.

 

2016 Gala

100th Anniversary

Farm Credit Mid America

Times-Post

YMCA of Madison County

75th Anniversary

Culligan Water Conditioning

Kleinhenn Company, Inc.

50th Anniversary

Alexandria Community School Corp.

Eastside Dolphin Club, Inc.

Mounds Mall of Anderson

2015 Gala

150th Anniversary

City of Anderson

125th Anniversary

Rowland Title Company, Inc.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

100th Anniversary

W.R. Dunkin & Son, Inc.

50th Anniversary

Ivy Tech

The Edge

Miller's Merry Manor

Burkhart Advertising

Gaither Music Company

Big Joe's Event Services

Sonitrol of Anderson, Inc.

Anderson Center for the Arts

Transition Resources Corporation

 

2014 Gala

75th Anniversary

Donahue Gas

50th Anniversary

Lampco Federal Credit Union

Eckstein's House of Awards

 

2012 Gala

100th Anniversary

American Playground

75th Anniversary

Anderson Federation of Teachers

50th Anniversary

Community Hospital Anderson

 

2011 Gala

100th Anniversary

Surbaugh & Son

75th Anniversary

Madison County Federal Credit Union

50th Anniversary

Nardco Heating

 

Gala Themes

The MCC Team feels that the Madison County Chamber operates as a "hope factory" for Madison County. From connecting businesses to creating commerce, MCC is charged with promoting the opportunities and potential found right here in our business community. In the marketplace, hope means having a feeling that something good will come from one's investment of time, talents and/or money. It means taking a chance on purchasing land, starting a business, developing a product, or moving to our area. As Thomas S. Monson once said, "your future is as bright as your faith." In our words, our future is as bright as our hope! We feel our Gala Themes match that message of hope.

Make a Joyful Noise 2011 | Future's So Bright 2012 | Opportunity Knocks 2013 | I've Gotta Feeling 2014

#COURAGEOUS 2015 | A New Day 2016

 

Gala in the News

2016 > Local chamber honors businesses, nonprofits, and longevity (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2015 Chamber reveals award nominees (Get Linked Madison)

> 2015 Chamber to honor businesses with 100 plus years of service (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2015 MUGS moving on up (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2015 Tales of courage in business (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2014 The feeling grows (Get Linked Madison)

> 2014 Modern Trailer Sales named Small Business of the Year (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2014 Reaching for the stars and emerging as a winner (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2014 Chamber to honor local residents at 2014 gala (Times-Post)

> 2013 Opportunity Knocks (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2013 Chamber to unveil new award at gala (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2012 Chamber honors three longtime county institutions (The Herald Bulletin)

> 2011 event's theme a year-long focus of county Chamber (The Herald Bulletin)

 

Gala Platinum Sponsors

2016 > St Vincent Anderson Regional

2015 > St Vincent Anderson Regional

2014 > Community Hospital Anderson

2013 > St. Vincent Anderson Regional

2012 > CarDon & Associates

2011 > CarDon & Associates

 

Gala Photo Album By Year

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

 

Featured Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

LATEST NEWS

celebrating-entrepreneurism Ken and Shirley Montgomery Start with Hoosier roots, add a little Southern experience and blend it all with Anderson/Madison County relationships and you have the success story that is Ken and Shirley Montgomery, founders of krM Architecture. Both from Indianapolis, Ken saw a time of service in the... Read More
breaking-news-a-paradigm-shift Breaking News: A Paradigm Shift   Tech firm moving HQ from Silicon Valley to Carmel - IBJ June 13, 2016 Indy lands another big-time digital marketing headquarters - Indy Star August 3, 2015 Indianapolis named one of 'America's most underrated cities for Millennials' – WTHR July 27,... Read More
early-childhood-care-in-madison-county PRIMETIME This is the first of a new series of articles from the Madison County Chamber.  The purpose is to bring to you brief perspectives on a range of issues outside the central functions of the Chamber, primarily larger social issues tied to the vital role of the business community as corporate... Read More
a-new-alexandria                         A NEW ALEXANDRIA RISES The Mercantile: New look, new name “A lot of millennials don’t believe rural America is a good fit for them. They couldn’t be more wrong,” said  Warren Brown, Director of Economic Development in Alexandria, Indiana. There is excitement in... Read More
2016-indiana-health-and-wellness-summit-report Takeaways From the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit By Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana “Wellness works! If not, it’s your programming that is failing you!” – Dr. Dee Edington If you missed the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, you missed 37... Read More
anderson-impact-center-united-way-of-madison-county-thriveBy Gwen Strough, Madison County Chamber contributing writer & content creator THRIVE Network: Helping hardworking families achieve financial stability “Big journeys begin with small steps.” It is a simple slogan with powerful possibilities. Born and raised in Anderson, Indiana, Jonelle Hopgood,... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-boxBy Jonathan Miles Hammock, MCC Marketing Intern and Anderson High School 2016 Graduate Growing up as a young black male in Anderson; I always thought of home as a place I wasn’t going to be for long. I could always tell that there was a problem here in the county. Every year there was something we... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-box Brandon Boynton, a high school senior at Pendleton Heights High School in Pendleton, Indiana, is a recipient of the 14th annual National Federation of Independent Business’ Young Entrepreneur Award. These awards are given out by the NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation and are designed to inspire and... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-boxSchroyer brings cardiac, building experience By Devan Filchak | The Herald Bulletin | Jul 22, 2016 Don Knight   ANDERSON – Mike Schroyer knew he wanted to work in health care at a young age. Due to some health problems as a child, he spent a lot of time around doctors when he was in grade school,... Read More
newsSaturday, August 27 – 10 am at Anderson Municipal Airport   Do you have what it takes to pull a 17,000 lb. semi with a 53 ft. trailer 125 feet faster than anyone else? The United Way Human Truck Pull is back for its third year on Saturday, August 27 at the Anderson Airport. This year’s event will... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-boxThe Madison County Chamber of Commerce (Ind.) announces that Carlene Westerfield-Gunter has been named Account Executive As of June 1, 2016, Carlene, MCC's Ambassador of the Year 2014, will assist in membership growth and recruitment as well as working with existing members as a consultant. She has... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-boxby Carol Miller   Are you looking for a nice community to raise your family? Are you buying your firs¬¬t home as a single person? Do you want an affordable place to retire? There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a community to call home. Accessibility to jobs, shopping, and... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerceCitizen of the Year Recipient Shares His Optimism for Anderson By Dirk Webb   Photo courtesy of Kyle Morey   Gerry Longenbaugh may have his roots in Illinois, but he is Anderson and Madison County through and through. The son of a Methodist minister, Gerry grew up in Decatur, Illinois surrounded... Read More
news John P. Cleary | The Herald Bulletin | Madison County Chamber director of operations Dennis Ashley, left, and Kyle Morey, president & CEO, right, show Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson the original documents of incorporation for the chamber dating back to 1914. Lawson was in Anderson... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce   I love United Way! They do some amazing things for our community by way of educating our children, addressing income gaps, and helping with health-related issues. Where would we be without them? That's why I wish to invite you out to the United Way/MCC Golf Classic on July 15th. It's the... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-boxAttracting Young Professionals to Madison County By Noel Marquis   picjumbo photo   They are all around us. Well-informed and tech savvy, they are rapidly dominating the workplace and changing the direction of the market economy. They are millennials, and they are seeking cities that suit their... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-box Interview by Dirk Webb | Photo courtesy of Dale Pickett   Like many Indiana school systems in the past generation, Anderson Community Schools has been a reflection of the struggles of its home community.  What sets our local school district apart is the optimistic outlook from Superintendent,... Read More
news-madison-county-chamber-anderson-indiana-pendleton-elwood-alexandria-lapel-business-chamber-of-commerce-brandon-boynton-the-bully-boxBy Vanessa Courtney, MCC Staff Lisa Singleton-Roberts, Mayor Tom Broderkick, MCC CEO Kyle Morey, Eva Angelopoulus, Bob Jones and others Photo Courtesy of Lisa Singleton-Roberts   It was standing room only at the Ribbon Cutting for the new JAGS Restaurant in Pendleton, where you will experience a... Read More

Upcoming Events

 

Programs and Services

 

 

Get Linked EXPO


Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com

Regional News

Madison County News