The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce 2019 award winners for First Citizen, Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and Green Business of the Year. All recipients were chosen by out-of-town judges.
First Citizen – Raymond Rollins
The title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a resident who has resided in Cherokee County for at least five years and who has shown meritorious service to his/her community through family, civic, and/or religious involvement. Rollins, a 71-year Cherokee resident, was awarded First Citizen of Cherokee County in recognition of his involvement in law enforcement, military, veterans benefits advocacy, and community events.
“The Cherokee County Chamber was honored to name Rollins as the 44th recipient of the prestigious First Citizen of Cherokee County Award. It is obvious, based upon his accomplishments, why he was selected,” remarked John Barker, 2019 Chamber board chair.
Small Business – In Harmony Pediatric Therapy
In Harmony Pediatric Therapy is a multi-disciplinary therapeutic clinic housing both Rising Stars Children’s Therapy and Therabeat, Inc., which serves children with special needs and their families. The company provides occupational, physical, speech-language, and music therapy to children ages birth to adolescence.
Nonprofit – Service League of Cherokee County
Serving the children of Cherokee County for more than 80 years, the Service League of Cherokee County is the deserving winner of the Nonprofit of the Year award. The money raised by the Service League is directed back into the community to help provide food, clothing, medical and dental care, eyeglasses, scholarships, and much more to identified children in need.
Green Business – Art Jewelers
Art Jewelers Diamonds & Design, a custom-design and repair jewelry store, was awarded the 2019 Green Business of the Year Award. The Chamber’s Going Green initiative recognizes businesses for their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment.