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Chamber honors business leaders, volunteers

The Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on Thursday night at the Lake Blackshear Resort.

Business leaders, volunteers, and an educator were honored for their work in the community during 2018, and a new Chamber chairperson, Matthew Mackey, officially took the reins of the organization from the outgoing chair, Patti Deal of Planters First Bank.

Among the honorees were Cook Industrial as the large business of the year, Adams Drugs as the medium-sized business of the year, and Southern Fiber Worx as the small business of the year.

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock was presented with the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Phil Streetman and Jack Windham were honored for their volunteer work and devotion to the community, and Monica Mitchell with Cordele Main Street was honored for her efforts to improve business opportunities and overall quality of life in Cordele’s historic downtown area. Timothy Kilpatrick was given the President’s Award for his selfless volunteer work with the Chamber.

More honorees and news about the event will be featured in Saturday’s print edition of the Dispatch.