In cooperation with the Texas Forest Country Partnership, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Center Motor Company as Shelby County's Small Business of the Year, for their dedication to and support of the community. They were honored at the Governor's Small Business Forum and Economic Summit that was held in November at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin.
Besides the recognition of a Small Business of the Year from each of the twelve Texas Forest Country counties by the Governor's Office, there were speakers from Texas Workforce Commission, the Governor's Office on Tourism, a special session on cyber-security for small businesses, and nationally known economist and futurist Dr. Lowell Catlett.
The Annual Silver Bucket Award was awarded to Senator Robert Nichols for his contributions and many years of service to east Texas.
Pictured are (from left) Brad Knapp, Governor's office, Jennifer Jones, Kevin Jones, Center Mayor David Chadwick, Ruth Hughs, Workforce Commission and Pam Phelps, Executive Director of the Shelby County Chamber.