The Madison County Chamber has announced its 2015 Annual Awards Gala finalists. The event celebrates the “best in business” in the Madison County area. Some of the categories include: Small Business of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year.

February 12, 2015

News Release

ANDERSON, Ind. – Madison County Chamber (MCC), the voice and catalyst of Madison County’s marketplace, has announced the nominees and award finalists for its 2015 Annual Awards Gala which celebrates the best in business in Madison County and surrounding areas.

Winners will be announced at a #COURAGEOUS-themed, semi-formal awards ceremony and gala presented by St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital and the Story Shop on Thursday, February 26, at the Madison Park Church of God.

For the first time in recorded history, MCC will honor and award 14 organizations celebrating their 50th, 100th, 125th and 150th anniversaries including Gaither Music Company, Ivy Tech, W.R. Dunkin & Son, and the City of Anderson.

“I am truly humbled to recognize these defining milestones of many multi-generational, family-owned businesses in our marketplace,” said Kyle Morey, president and CEO of Madison County Chamber. “It takes a courageous leader to direct an organization with 50 to 150 years of history and make it relevant and profitable in today’s economy.”

Modern Trailer Sales Inc, a three-generational RV dealer and last year’s Small Business of the Year winner, recently expanded operations with a maintenance facility and went on to win the RV Business Top 50 Award. Emerging Business of the Year winner, The Story Shop, continues to expand regionally with its We Are Madison County film campaign.

The official 2015 Annual Award Gala nominees and finalists are:

Small Business of the Year

The Edge, Cowpokes Work & Western, CB Fabricating

Emerging Business of the Year

Diggidy's Frozen Treat Factory, MUGS Coffee and Tea Company, Toscana Event Centre

Non-Profit of the Year

Alternatives Incorporated, Hopewell Center, Inc., Pendleton Community Library


Keith J Pitcher Character in Business

Dr. James Edwards, Anderson University

Chairman Award

Jahnae Erpenbach , Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

FAB! Award

Nicole Eicks, Clipzone Salon & Spa and The Salon Professional Academy

Ambassador of the Year

Carlene Westerfield-Gunter, Great Deals Savings Magazine


Sponsored in part by Hoosier Park Racing and Casino

50th Anniversary

Big Joe's Event Services

Burkhart Advertising, Inc.

Gaither Music Company

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agency

Ivy Tech

Miller's Merry Manor

Sonitrol of Anderson, Inc.

The Anderson Center for the Arts

The Edge

Transition Resources Corporation

100th Anniversary

W.R. Dunkin & Son

125th Anniversary

Rowland Title Company, Inc.

Stifel Nicolaus


150th Anniversary

City of Anderson

The 2015 Annual Awards Gala features an award-winning dinner, live music and the newest We Are Madison County videos. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 765-642-0264.

Source: Madison County Chamber

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