Jackson Chamber recognizes Educators, PIE Partners
Golden Apple Award winners show off their certificates.
Jackson Chamber held its Quarterly Membership Breakfast on May 19 with its annual Education Recognition program. To show appreciation to our educators and business partners, Golden Apple Awards were presented to chamber business and school Partners in Education (PIE). Gary Grisham, The Bank of Jackson’s chairmanand CEO, addressed the crowd. The Bank of Jackson is the chamber’s Partners in Education sponsor. A panel discussion with leaders from the area’s local higher education institutions followed.
Panelists included: Dr. Allana Hamilton, president, Jackson State Community College; Dr. Logan Hampton, president, Lane College; Dr. Jeff Sisk, director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson; Dr. Dub Oliver, president, Union University; and Dr. Niles Reddick, vice provost of the University of Memphis-Lambuth. The panel discussed topics related to student success and preparedness, as well as, the importance of business/education partnerships. Chamber Board President, Ben Ferguson recognized Dr. Verna Ruffin, superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County School System for her service to our community.
To receive a Golden Apple Award, a business or education partner must do at least 10 activities for their partner or partners. The 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 among Golden Apple school award recipients to South Elementary School. Express Employment Professionals won a promotional package from the Jackson Chamber in another random drawing among the Golden Apple Award winners.
If you would like to become a PIE Partner, this is a great way to volunteer time and resources for the betterment of public education, while demonstrating community involvement. Contact Vicki Bunch by email or call (731) 423-2200.
Congratulations to all of our Golden Apple Award winners. Winners are:
100 Black Men
Alexander Elementary School
Andrew Jackson Elementary School
Ararat Baptist Church
Blue Scope Buildings
Campbell Street Church of Christ
Casey Jones Home & Railraod Museum
Community Montessori School
Denmark Elementary School
Double Tree Hotel
Englewood Baptist Church
First South Bank
Four Seasons Nursery
Hub City Blueprint
Jackson Energy Authority
Jackson First Assembly
Jackson State Community College
Jackson-Central Merry Early College High
Leaders Credit Union
Liberty Technology Magent High School
Madison Academic High School
MCC of Jackson
Nell Huntspon Flower Box
North Parkway Middle School
Northside United Methodist Church
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity- Jackson Alum Chapter
Parkview Baptist Church
Phi Delta Kappa
South Elementary School
Tenn Care Kids
Tennessee Industrial Printing (TIPS)
The Bank of Jackson
The Dermatology Clinic of Jackson
The University of Memphis- Lambuth
Tim Ferguson Plumbing
Toyota Bodine Aluminum
Wal-Mart Supercenter, North (Emporium Drive location)
West Tennessee Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
West Tennessee Healthcare
Whitehall Pre-K at Nova