Hundreds of local officials and business leaders attended tonight’s 124th Christian County Chamber of Commerce dinner.
The theme for this year’s dinner was Entrepreneurs: Paving the Road to Success with local historianWill Turner as the keynote speaker.
Turner spoke about various entrepreneurs and how they made an impact on the community with their generous donations and contributions over the years, including how Jennie Stuart Medical Center received its namesake.
Turner also spoke about WHOP radio personality Colonel Dink Embry and how listeners tuned in to hear him make jokes and talk about local events.
Following Turner’s remarks, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp presented Demetria Choice, Don Henderson, David Ptaszek, Will Turner and members of the 2012 Diversity Conference Planning Team with the Make Your Mark award.
Meanwhile, Kevin Meacham received the Young Professional of the Year award, Dustin Gilbert was awarded the Bob Kelso Diplomat of the Year award and Tangy Roots was presented with the E-12 Business Start-up award.
The annual dinner was held at Bruce Convention Center.