On the first Monday in May each year, the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Awards Banquet at Rock Eagle 4H. The awards include Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Student Excellence Award. These awards are nominated by chamber members and community representatives and a committee of past winners and 2-3 board of directors pick a winner for each category.
The 2016 Business of the Year top 4 nominees were:
At Your Service Catering and Country Kitchen
Winner: The Clothing Depot
Lake Oconee Urgent Care
*Photo: Employees, Kaitlyn Parham, Maddie Atkinson with Business of the Year winner, Cooper and Marie Rainey, Student Excellence Award recipient, Stephanie Sanchez, Citizens of the Year, Dennis & Dottie McClain, Volunteer of the Year, Jude Martinzic and President, Roddie Anne Blackwell