Honoring Small Businesses and Non-Profits

10th Anniversary ANCHOR Awards 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. | Program: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. 

Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Highway 613, Moss Point

The ANCHOR Awards honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding small businesses that are members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The nomination period will be during the summer with the awards ceremony in August.

The award categories fall under Rookie Business of the Year Award (company that has been in business for more than one year but less than three years and has fewer than 200 employees), Small Business of the Year Category 1 (company has 50 or fewer employees), Small Business of the Year Award Category 2 (company has 51 to 200 employees) and Non-Profit/Charitable Organization (an entity with IRS Section ‘501(c)(3)’ status).

2017 ANCHOR Awards Nominees:

Small Business Category 1

Audiowave Car Stereo

Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina

Belk of Gautier

Cable One, Inc.

Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc. – Pascagoula “CBAR”

Compton Engineering, Inc.

Floor Trader

Gibson Electric Motor Sales & Service, Inc.

Gulf Coast Marine Supply

Island Winds Title Company, LLC

Perkins Tire & Polaris, Inc.

Southern Belles Like Big Bows

Small Business Category 2

Community Bank

Hancock Bank

Keesler Federal Credit Union

Team Waste Gulf Coast

Rookie Category

Nura Juice

QuadMed, Ingalls Family Health Center

State Farm Insurance – Brenda Thompson

Whimsy Books & Toys, LLC

Non-Profit Category

Dream Program, Inc.

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Jackson County Civic Action Committee

Jackson County Literacy Council, Inc.

Jackson-George Regional Library System

Kiwanis Club of Pascagoula

Mississippi Power Community Connection Jackson/George Chapter

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Second Baptist Christian Academy

Congratulations to the 2017 ANCHOR Awards Recipients!

Award recipients for 2017 were the following:

Small Business Category 1

Compton Engineering, Inc.


Small Business Category 2

Community Bank


Rookie Category

Whimsy Books & Toys, LLC


Non-Profit Category

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Past ANCHOR Award Recipients

2009, LLC – Rookie

Cumbest Realty, Inc. – Small Business

Delta Sanitation – Small Business 2



Computer Works – Rookie

United Way for Jackson & George Counties– Non Profit

Mississippi Export Railroad – Small Business

Navigator Credit Union – Small Business 2



Tom’s Extreme Pizzeria – Rookie

Bacot McCarty Foundation – Non-Profit

Gulf Sales & Supply, Inc. – Small Business

Singing River Electric Power Association – Small Business 2



Pin-Up Spa & Boutique – Rookie

Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence – Non-Profit

Scranton’s Restaurant & Catering – Small Business

Fred’s Super Dollar & Pharmacy – Small Business 2



Brenda H. Simkins State Farm Agency — Rookie

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education —Non-Profit

Piltz, Williams, LaRosa & Company — Small Business

Orion Engineering, Inc.— Small Business 2



Brass Hanger Cleaners – Small Business

Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center – Small Business 2

Wealth CAPS – Rookie

American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter – Non-Profit



Turf Masters Lawn Care, Inc. – Small Business

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists LLC – Small Business 2

Hilton Garden Inn of Pascagoula – Rookie

Rotary Club of Pascagoula – Non-Profit



Rainbow Spring Water, Inc. – Small Business

Merchants & Marine Bank – Small Business 2

Gourmet Gurl, LLC – Rookie

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc. – Non-Profit


Compton Engineering, Inc.-Small Business Category 1

Community Bank-Small Business Category 2

Whimsy Books & Toys, LLC-Rookie Category

Feeding the Gulf Coast-Non-Profit Category