On the first Monday in May each year, the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Awards Banquet at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The awards include Business of the Year, Breakout Business of the year, Citizen 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 2018 Business of the Year top 4 nominees were:
Lake Oconee Rental – WINNER
Winner of the 2018 Business of the Year, Brad Ashurst of Lake Oconee Rental, poses with the Business of the Year Award Sponsors and Presenters, Bill Gower of Farmers & Merchants Bank, and Chuck Haley of The Peoples Bank.