starsMADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/11/20) — Area individuals and businesses will be recognized for their contributions to the community during the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce Seventh Annual Evening of Stars, presented by Baptist Health Madisonville.

A committee reviewed the nominations and chose individuals and businesses to be recognized in each of the categories below:

2019 Horizon Award, for a business in operation three years or less

• Campfire Roasters

• Dempsey Street Baking Company

• Wildfire Pizza

2019 Small Business of the Year, for a business with 50 or fewer employees

• Cute as a Button Boutique

• Ronald Johnson & Associates, PSC

• Noel Event Rentals

2019 Business of the Year, for a business with more than 50 employees

• Ahlstrom-Munksjo
• Carhartt
• Hopkins County Schools

2019 Nonprofit of the Year

• Baptist Health Foundation Madisonville

• Hopkins County Family YMCA

• Hopkins County Young Professionals

2019 Corum Community Service Award, for corporate community support by an individual, business, or organization

• Peyton Adams

• Steve Cox

• Tim Thomas

Other awards to be presented during the Feb. 7 event include the 2019 Ambassador of the Year and the Loman C. Trover Healthcare Award, the Chamber reported.

“The Chamber’s annual awards are a long-standing tradition,” said Board Chairman Aaron Spencer, “and, we’re pleased to honor these businesses and individuals during this public celebration, which has made the Chamber’s mission is to promote business and commerce for the Hopkins County region through leadership in economic, governmental, social and educational development possible by our generous member sponsors, including our presenting sponsor, Baptist Health Madisonville.”

In addition to the awards presentation, guests will enjoy a social hour with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, a delicious meal prepared by Catering & Creations along with entertainment. Appropriate dress for the occasion is business attire.

The Seventh Annual Evening of Stars is 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at the Ballard Convention Center, 605 E. Arch St. in Madisonville. Tickets are $50 per person and available online at or by calling the Chamber at (270) 821-3435.

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