Jonesboro Chamber celebrates 100 years

Oct 7, 2015

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.