The newly formed Claiborne Economic Partnership (CEP), comprised of the Claiborne County Board of Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce, recently held a luncheon to recognize longtime businesses in Claiborne County.
The luncheon was held at Woodlake Golf Course and Lodge. A welcome was given by Jennifer Hall, Rodney England, Kim Bolton and Rob Barger, all of the CEP.
“We certainly appreciate every single business in this county, and we thank you for being here,” said Claiborne County Mayor Jack Daniels.
Each city’s mayor presented awards to businesses in their city – Harrogate Mayor Linda Fultz, Cumberland Gap Mayor Bill McGaffee, New Tazewell Mayor Phil Greer and Tazewell Mayor Wayne Jessie.
Businesses presented with a Bronze Award for being in business 10-24 years included: Dixie Plaza Motel, Amy’s Hair Salon, Petty Wrecker Services, Russell Veterinarian Services, Tipton & Son, Tri-State Embroidery, Village Market, Willis Paving, All Star Wholesale, Old Mill Inn B&B, Heartland Realty, Brothers Plumbing, Marsee Auto, Doug’s Jewelry, Creative Reflections, Tazewell Chiropractor, A-1 Porta John Rentals, Christy’s Florist, Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home, Hillcrest Lanes, Sign Center, Stanifer Drugs, Tri-State Rehabilitation, Mountain High Printing, Woodlake Lodge & Country Club, Lottery & More, Whistle Stop Antiques, Nothin’s Perfect, Norris Lake Rentals.
Businesses presented with a Silver Award for being in business 25-49 years included: The Realty Group, The Prescription Shop, Raceway, Tri-State Machine, Volunteer Knit, A&A Cleaners, A-1 Concrete, B&F Asphalt, Homesteader, Ball Realty & Auction, Ball Hardware, New Tazewell Airport, OT Auto, Brooks Office Supply, PJ’s Salon, Harrogate Collision Center, Dave’s Recycling, David’s Auto, CBJ Hydraulics, McCollough Motors, Bushline, Danny England Motors, Rigsby’s Bait & Tackle, Commercial Bank, Cumberland Gap Inn, DeRoyal Industries, Harrogate Hospital for Animals, Judy’s Flowers, Mary’s Home Furnishings, R&R Drilling, Raymond Caylor Heating & Air, Tazewell Motor Lodge, Park Distributing, Inc., The Frame Shop, R.O. Giles, The Oasis.
Businesses presented with a Gold Award for being in business 50 years and over included: Brooks Manufacturing, Frostee Freeze, WNTT Radio, Citizens Bank, First Century Bank, Reece Monument, Coffey Funeral Home, Duncan Lumber, England, Inc., Estep & Estep Attorneys, Lone Mountain Boat Dock, Cunningham Drugs, Duncan Motors, Dr. James Crutchfield, B&B Straight Creek Boat Dock, Claiborne Medical Center, Claiborne Farmer’s CO-OP, Enix Jewelers, Stanifer & Stanifer Attorneys, Claiborne Progress, Giles Industries, Reece Funeral Home, Lincoln Memorial University.
Founded in 1887, the Claiborne Progress was recognized as the oldest business in the county.
For more information about the CEP or joining the Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce, call 423-626-4149.
Reach Marisa Anders at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @newsgirl88.