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Honoring Small Businesses

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual ANCHOR Awards will be held on August 9th, 2017.  The ANCHOR Awards was created to honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding small businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Small Business Issue Manager Group recognize that small businesses and non-profit organizations are the “anchors” that make the community successful.  Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available.

This year’s nominees are the following:

Small Business Category 1

Audiowave Car Stereo

Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina

Belk of Gautier

Cable One, Inc.

Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc. – Pascagoula “CBAR”

Compton Engineering, Inc.

Floor Trader

Gibson Electric Motor Sales & Service, Inc.

Gulf Coast Marine Supply

Island Winds Title Company, LLC

Perkins Tire & Polaris, Inc.

Southern Belles Like Big Bows


Small Business Category 2

Community Bank

Hancock Bank

Keesler Federal Credit Union

Team Waste Gulf Coast


Rookie Category

Nura Juice

QuadMed, Ingalls Family Health Center

State Farm Insurance – Brenda Thompson

Whimsy Books & Toys, LLC


Non-Profit Category

Dream Program, Inc.

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Jackson County Civic Action Committee

Jackson County Literacy Council, Inc.

Jackson-George Regional Library System

Kiwanis Club of Pascagoula

Mississippi Power Community Connection Jackson/George Chapter

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Second Baptist Christian Academy


The ANCHOR Awards program will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, at 7:30 a.m. at Pelican Landing Conference Center in Moss Point.  Tickets are $30 each, and Gold Sponsorships ($700, includes a table of eight) and Silver Sponsorships ($300, two tickets) are available.  Contact Linda Johnson at [email protected] or 228-762-3391 about sponsorship.

The Chamber is here to support community and business development within Jackson County.  Opportunities such as this are available exclusively to members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Small businesses make up nearly 85 percent of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce membership. The Chamber is always here to support community and small business development within Jackson County.

Anyone interested in learning more about the ANCHOR Awards and Small Business Summer (free Summer Learning Series seminars and $2,500 Small Business Grants) or joining the Chamber should contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 228-762-3391 or [email protected]  More information is available on and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce business page on Facebook.



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