Honoring Small Businesses and Non-Profits

August 14, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. | Pelican Landing, 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).

Congratulations to the 2018 ANCHOR Awards Recipients!

Award recipients for 2018 were the following:

Small Business of the Year Award Category 1

Charter Bank


Small Business of the Year Award Category 2

Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula


Rookie Business of the Year Award

Brady’s Steaks and Seafood


Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award

Coastal Family Health Center

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