The 2020 Mel Bedwell Award luncheon, slated for Monday, May 11 at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, will recognize the 27th Small Businessperson of the year award recipient. The annual awards luncheon will also kick off a month-long focus on the contributions of small business to the economic well-being of Cleveland/Bradley County.
The Small Business Committee of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce presents this annual recognition event. Highlighting the luncheon is recognition of an outstanding small business person in the community, recognized for his/her success in six areas: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, innovativeness of product or service offered, response to adversity and evidence of contributions to the community.
The Chamber’s board of directors renamed the Small Business Person of the Year Award in 1998 to honor the memory of Mel Bedwell, who was known for his energy, determination, ingenuity, honesty, enthusiasm and loyalty—all traits necessary for a successful small business owner.
Mr. Bedwell was an owner with Jack Smith of Cleveland Business Machines.
Nomination forms for this award are available on the Downloadable Forms page of the Chamber’s website at www.clevelandchamber.com
or email Bernadette Douglas with the Chamber at BDouglas@ClevelandChamber.com. All nominations are due by Friday, April 10.