The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated 100 years last night. Chamber Vice President Cari White says the chamber actually began as the Jonesboro Businessman's Club in 1914. The chamber was incorporated in the 1940's and has helped in the growth of Jonesboro over the past several decades, according to White.
There were numerous awards handed out last night.
Agri Business Person of the Year: Arnold Ritter
Bridge Builder of the Year: Lynn Brunner
Ambassador of the Year: Ed Ware
Betty T. Sloan Promotion Award: Jonesboro Radio Group
Ed Way Young Professional of the Year: Adam Sartin
Roy H. Jolly Award for volunteerism: Dr. Charles Coleman
The new chamber president for this year is Tony Rampley.