*Nominations for the 2021 Franklin County Partnership Awards is now closed*

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Awards:

Distinguished award:
– Russellville 
– Phil Campbell
– Red Bay 

Beautification Award:
– Russellville 
– Phil Campbell
– Red Bay

Business of the Year

Roger Bedford Unsung Hero

Volunteer of the Year

Hall of Fame Award

Franklin County’s Best Kept Secret Award

Franklin County Development Authority Awards

Excellence in Industrial Growth Award 

Industrial Support Award

Industry of the Year

Educator of the Year: 
– Russellville City
– Franklin County

Robert I. Rogers Award


FRANKLIN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP BANQUET AWARD CATEGORIES 

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Award Categories 

Beautification Award
Awarded  to one business in each city. Nominee must be a business that made improvements which enhanced the overall image of their city and Franklin County.

Business of the Year Award
Awarded to one Franklin County business. Nominee must be a business that contributes and promotes economic growth, stability, and improvements in Franklin County. This business gives generously of themselves and/or staff in time and resources, while also playing a leadership role in civic activities. 

Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to one individual in each city. Nominee must be an individual who contributes and demonstrates an unselfish service in Franklin County. Individual also enriches the lives of others with integrity, impartiality, and generosity. 

Franklin County’s Best Kept Secret Award
Awarded to one individual, business, or organization in Franklin County. Nominee must be one who uniquely exhibits a rare quality that enhances Franklin County, making it a better place to live, work, and play. 

Volunteer of the Year Award
Awarded to one Franklin County individual. Nominee must be one who through his/her ongoing and selfless efforts, beyond his/her normal responsibility of conducting business, Franklin County is today a better place. 

Hall of Fame Award
Awarded to one Franklin County individual. Nominee must be one whose lifetime accomplishments are both outstanding and historically significant to Franklin County.  

Franklin County Development Authority Award Categories

Industrial Support Awards
Awarded to one business in Franklin County. Any Franklin County business that provides a product, service, or training to industry/manufacturers is eligible.

Industry of the Year Award 
Awarded to one industry/manufacturer in Franklin County. Any industry/manufacturer located in Franklin County is eligible. 

Educator of the Year Award
Awarded to one teacher in Russellville City Schools and one teacher in the Franklin County School System. Nominee must be a classroom teacher/instructor white five years or more experience. Nominee must be of good character and passionate about teaching. Administrative personnel are not eligible. 

Excellence in Industrial Growth Award
Awarded to one Industry/manufacturer in Franklin County. Industry/manufacturer must have shown growth in one of the following areas: created new jobs; increased capital investment; increased sales during to 2020 calendar year. 
 


2021 Franklin County Partnership Award Winners

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Awards

Distinguished Service Award
Russellville – Melanie Malone
Phil Campbell – Jennifer Warhurst
Red Bay – Scotty Kennedy 
County At Large – 
Beautification Award
Russellville – Russellville Florist & Gifts
Phil Campbell – Oliver Place Apartments
Red Bay – Hotel Red Bay
County At Large – Willow Oak Lodge

Business of the Year – Gault Signs 
Roger Bedford Unsung Hero – Jocelynn James
Volunteer of the Year – Milford Brown
Hall of Fame Award – Judy Pounders
Franklin County’s Best Kept Secret Award – King Drive-In

Franklin County Development Authority Awards

Excellence in Industrial Growth Award – The Girard Group
Industrial Support Award – Russellville Electric Board
Industry of the Year – Pilgrims
Educator of the Year: 
Russellville City – Angela Crittenden
Franklin County – Jarrod Massey
Robert I. Rogers Award – The Gist Family


Previous Franklin County Partnership Award Winners (2018-2019)

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Awards

Distinguished Service Award
Russellville –
Brenda Oliver(2020)

Kevin Strickland (2019)
Chase Sparks (2018)

Phil Campbell –
April Warhurst (2020)
Nelda Moss (2019)
Carl Cooper (2018)
Red Bay –
The Making Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit (2020)
Brenda Hall (2019)
Jarod Massey (2018)
County at Large – 
The Bicentennial Committee (2020)

Beautification Award
Russellville – 
State Farm (2020)
Pinkard Funeral Home (2019) 
The Bricks Restaurant (2018)
Phil Campbell –
Dismals Canyon (2020)
Campbell’s Texaco (2019)
Leisure Creations (2018)
Red Bay –
Red Bay Yacht Club & Red Bay Acres (2020)
The Bay Auto & Detailing (2019)
Clarion Couture (2018)
County At Large –
Hurricane Creek Lodge (2020)

Business of the Year –
Big Star (2020)
Tiffin Supply, Inc. (2019)
Cottontails Children’s Boutique (2018)

Roger Bedford Unsung Hero –
Diane Baker (2020)
Cultura Garden Club (2019)
Scotty Kennedy (2018)

Volunteer of the Year –
Larry & Janice Dover (2020)
Joey Oden (2019)
Hillary Malone Hall (2018)

Hall of Fame Award –
Kaye Hutcheson (2020)
Katrine Moore (2019)
Lanny McAlister (2018)

Franklin County’s Best Kept Secret Award –
Hillary Hall for the Roxy’s Christmas Spectacular (2020)
Doe’s Eat Place (2019)
The Roxy’s The Legend of Toyland (2018)

Franklin County Development Authority Awards

Excellence in Industrial Growth Award –
SEC Fab (2020)
Sunshine Mills (2019)
Road Gear (2018)

Industrial Support Award –
Roger Garner (2020)
Franklin County Career Tech Center (2019)
CNC StoneCrafters (2018)

Industry of the Year –
Southern Homes Russellville (2020)
Mar-Jac Poultry (2019)
Sunshine Homes (2018)

Educator of the Year: 
Russellville City –
Tessa Rushing (2020)
Stephanie Mayfield (2019)
Cindy Coan (2018)
Franklin County –
Susan Crittenden (2020)
Cathy Jarnigan (2019)
Dana Crummie (2018)
Leah Torisky (2018)

Robert I. Rogers Award –