Bowling Green, Ky. (May 14, 2015) – The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce named award winners in several categories and recognized previous winners at the annual Excellence Awards Luncheon today at the Knicely Conference Center.
Awards named include:
- Chris Mosley 2015 Mid-Size Business Person of the Year
- Denise M. Clubb, 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year
- Jessica Yonts, 2015 Young ATHENA
- Bowling Green Municipal Utilities and T.C. Cherry Elementary, 2015 Business Education Partnership Award
The luncheon was presented by Chamber Chairman Tommy Adams, and keynote speakers included 2015 Small Business Person of the Year Ed Griffin of Griff’s Deli and 2015 ATHENA Award recipient Robbin Morrison Taylor of Western Kentucky University.
“We are thrilled to have such outstanding partners in this community. Their dedication and willingness to serve others exemplify our community’s spirit and drive,” Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch said. “This event honors the remarkable people here and shows our appreciation for their dedication to the region. It’s because of them that South Central Kentucky continues to thrive and develop. I would like to thank each of them, along with our partners, for their contributions to our region.”
2015 Mid-Size Business Person of the Year
Sponsored by Van Meter Insurance
This award recognizes an area mid-size business owner for making outstanding contributions to its employees and community. The for-profit business has 101 to 500 employees and the owner has financially invested his/her own money in the enterprise. The award acknowledges a business that has experienced recent growth and is involved in the development and growth of our community.
Mosley, president of M&L Electrical, Inc., has worked for the company since he was a teenager and started full time after high school. M&L Electrical was founded in 1975 by Charles Mosley and Jim Lockwood. The company is a design/build electrical contractor that services the southeast region, providing design/build electrical contracting, industrial construction, facility maintenance, equipment relocation, arc flash analysis and alarms and communications services. M&L Electrical opened a new office in Lexington in 2012, and since the beginning of 2015, its number of employees has doubled to 200.
M&L Electrical has supported WKU Athletics for more than 40 years, Junior Achievement, the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center, South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College, the Boys & Girls Club, local high school athletics, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Mosley has been married to Angie Chaffin Mosley for 28 years, and they have two sons, Justin Mosley, who is married to Whitnee Lee Mosely, and Josh Mosley; and two grandchildren, Hadlee Grace and Jagger Reed.
2015 Administrative Professional of the Year
Sponsored by Graves-Gilbert Clinic
This award recognizes an administrative professional that shows pride in his/her job, repeatedly exhibits excellent job performance, goes above and beyond expectations and displays a cooperative attitude with coworkers and the community.
Clubb has been part of the Scott, Murphy & Daniel team for more than nine years. A graduate of Bowling Green Business College, Denise worked in construction and industry for more than 12 years before pursuing work in the medical field. She enrolled full time at Western Kentucky University and completed her degree while working nights at The Medical Center in the customer service department.
When Clubb graduated in December 2004, she joined the Scott, Murphy & Daniel team. Scott Murphy & Daniel owners G. Michael Murphy and Danny J. Daniel say Clubb represents the team with enthusiasm by being one of the first to greet visitors or speak to customers and associates. She assists more than eight project managers by compiling/submitting company profiles sent to potential customers, preparing bid proposals for submission, acquiring appropriate insurances and bonds for various bids/projects, tracking correspondence/transmittals and marketing.
Clubb lives in Bowling Green and has a daughter, Nena Cook; a son, Derrick Clubb; and four grandchildren.
2015 Young ATHENA
Sponsored by Martin Dodge Jeep Chrysler RAM
This award is presented to an area young woman who has emerged as a leader, demonstrates excellence and provides valuable service to her business, profession and community. This person exhibits initiative and creativity, exemplifies and upholds the goals of the professional woman and serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally.
Yonts, president of Werkshop Branding, has more than 10 years of marketing, development and leadership experience and is responsible for leading day-to-day operations of the agency, including global strategy, client development and engagement. Yonts most recently served as vice president of strategy and client development. She is a native of Paducah and migrated to Bowling Green for her professional career after graduating from Murray State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and a minor in advertising. She is involved in community activities and organizations including the Chamber, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, Builders Association of SCKY, The Leader in Me and Professional Marketing Association.
Yonts is married to Bryse Yonts and they have a 3-year-old daughter, Willow.
2015 Business Education Partnership of the Year
Sponsored by Tennessee Valley Authority
This award is presented to an area business and educational institution that has a partnership through the Chamber’s Business Education Partnership program and has demonstrated outstanding partnership through the 2014-15 school year.
BGMU and T.C. Cherry have been partners for almost seven years, and each year, they map out collaborative activities for each month. In February, T.C. Cherry celebrated Read Across America Week, and BGMU employees served as guest readers. Every month, BGMU employees attend the school’s Leadership Luncheon for Leaders of the Month and eat lunch with the students. Also, each quarter T.C. Cherry holds an academic reception, for which BGMU employees serve cookies and punch. BGMU has provided pizza for teachers during parent teacher conferences and goodie bags for T.C. Cherry students who sang Christmas carols to BGMU employees.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.