The purpose of the recognition committee is to find ways to celebrate our members for their achievements, accomplishments, anniversaries and more.
The committee strives to create a culture of appreciation and validation for our members’ hard work. The committee is tasked with soliciting nominations and selecting award recipients at both the Opelika Chamber organization level and state level. We use our award programming to advocate for and raise awareness of our business community and their accomplishments. For example, the chamber awards a small business of the quarter, minority business of the quarter, and a multitude of awards at our Annual Meeting.
Nominate a Small Business!
Click the button to nominate a small business to be considered for our upcoming Small Business of the Quarter Award.
Nominate a Minority Business!
Click the button to nominate a minority business to be considered for our upcoming Minority Business of the Quarter Award.
Ambassador of the Year: Billy Plummer
Chairman's Award: Chuck Beams
Community Partner Award: Opelika City Schools
Distinguished Service Award: Eddie Smith
Diamond Award: East Alabama Health
Large Business of the Year: Baxter International Inc.
Small Business of the Year: Angles Antiques & Flea Mall
Legendary Award: Samford & Denson
Spirit of Opelika Award: Kate Larkin
Visionary Award: Jeremy Gray
Young Professional Award: Melissa Munford
Small Business of the Quarter - October 2021: Anytime Fitness
Laura Cooper, Board Chair
Carlton E. Hunley