Businesses, organizations recognized during 2021 Business Appreciation Awards

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 1:36 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Several businesses and organizations in Hazard and Perry County were recognized Tuesday afternoon at Big Blue Smokehouse.

Hazard ARH along with Scott Lockard and the Kentucky River District Health Department was awarded the Healthcare Warrior Award for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s really nice whenever your local businesses community recognizes the hard work that you’ve done, the best way to prove health status in a community is to prove the socioeconomic status,’ said Public Health Director Scott Lockard. “So we’re a big supporter of our local business community.”

17 organizations were recognized during this year’s Business Appreciation awards.

”They hire people they hire local people they attract they attract business they attract industry so it’s just a revolving circle with everybody working together,” said Janet Smith, the president of the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce. “We have a great group of business leaders businesses in the community they all work very well together.”

You can see the award list below:

2021 Business Appreciation Awards on behalf of the City of Hazard, Perry County, and the Hazard Perry Chamber of Commerce:

Special Awards

Healthcare Warrior Award - Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Healthcare Warrior Award– Scott Lockard and the Kentucky River Health Department

Business and Community Appreciation Award – 911 and Perry County Ambulance Authority

Downtown Improvement Award – Jon Wilder Law Office Building

Community Appreciation Award Celebrating 40 Years of Black Gold Festival

Hazard Perry County Chamber Awards Top votes:

Member Category

Best Service Business Award –more than 10 employees– TVS Cable

Best Service Business Award – 10 employees or less – Suzanne Deaton Photography

Best Retail Member – McDonald’s of Hazard

Best Non-Profit Award – Housing Development Alliance

Best Healthcare Service – Primary Care Centers

Best Established Business – WSGS

Best New Member – Hazard Coffee Company

Non-Member Category

Best Retail Business – Envazion Gaming, Oak and Willow

Best Non-Profit- Dolly Parton Library, Kentucky River Animal Shelter

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