Educators, PIE Partners honored

May 23, 2019

Golden Apple Winners 2019

2019 Golden Apple Award Winners.

The Jackson Chamber honored educators and PIE Partners with its annual Education Recognition program during the Quarterly Membership Breakfast on May 23 at the Jackson Country Club. Golden Apple Awards were presented to schools and business Partners in Education (PIE) to show appreciation. The chamber’s Partners in Education sponsor is the Bank of Jackson. The Bank of Jackson’s Chairman and CEO, Gary Grisham, addressed the crowd and University of Tennessee Interim President, Randy Boyd was the speaker.

Golden Apple Awards are given to a business or education partner that has performed at least 10 activities for their partner or partners. Information must be reported in writing to Vicki Bunch prior to the deadline in order for a Golden Apple Award to be given.

This event was sponsored by the Bank of Jackson, which also handed out a $500 award by random drawing from Golden Apple school award recipients to Denmark Elementary. In two other random drawings from the Golden Apple Award winners, Delta Faucet Company and Ararat Baptist Church were winners. Delta Faucet Company won a promotional package from the Jackson Chamber that consisted of advertisements on Thomas Media - WWYN/WFKX/WHHM/WZDQ/WJAK, a member connection in the chamber’s video newsletter and one week advertisement in the Jackson Chamber’s Highlights email. Ararat Baptist Church won a “Ticket Package” consisting of four tickets to three Generals games for the 2019 season, plus two tickets to the next Quarterly Membership Breakfast.

If you would like a great way to volunteer time and resources for the betterment of public education and be community involved, become a PIE Partner. Contact Vicki Bunch at or call 731-423-2200.

Congratulations to all of our Golden Apple Award winners!

Schools that are winners include:

Alexander Elementary

Andrew Jackson Elementary

Arlington Elementary

BEST Academy

Community Montessori School

Denmark Elementary

East Elementary

Isaac Lane

Jackson Career and Technology

JCM Early College High

Liberty Technology

Lincoln Elementary

Madison Academic

North Parkway Middle School

North Side High School

Northeast Middle School

Nova Early Learning Center

Parkview Learning Center

Pope School

Rose Hill School

South Elementary

South Side High School

Thelma Barker Elementary

Transition Academy

West Bemis Middle School

Business winners include:

100 Black Men


Allegra Print & Imaging

Ararat Baptist Church


Bank of Jackson

Bargain Barn

Calvary Baptist Church

Campbell Street Church for Christ

CHANT- Community Health Access Navigation in Tennessee

Clayton Little Attorneys

Coca Cola / Dr.Pepper

Delta Faucet

DoubleTree Hotel


Express Employment

Farm Bureau Insurance

Fellowship Church

First United Methodist

Flower Box-Nell Huntspon

FTB Advisors


Hub City Blueprint


Jackson Energy Authority

Jackson First Assembly

Jackson Meadow

Jackson State Community College

Jason’s Deli

Kelly Services

Lane College

Leaders Credit Union

Light of Life Ministries

Little Ceasars

Lyondell Bassell

McCoy’s Heating and Air

Northside United Methodist

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Owen’s Corning

Phi Delta Kappa

Physical Therapy of Jackson


Salem CME Church

Sams Club

Simmons Bank

St.Paul Baptist Church


Tennessee Industrial Printing


Tim Ferguson Plumbing, Air & Electric

Toyota Bodine Aluminum


Union University

U.S. Farathane

Wal-Mart Super Center North

West Tennessee Healthcare

West TN Oral & Facial Surgery