|Lisa Harrell congratulates Edisto True Value owners,|
Brenda Hester and Waylon Cain
It was a typical Wednesday afternoon at Edisto Beach, with the seabreeze causing the surf to run high around five, followed by a brief thunderstorm at seven to cool the sea island off again. Inside the Edisto Civic Center business leaders were gathered on June 15 to conduct their annual Edisto Chamberof Commerce business meeting and recognize community leaders. For supplying locals and visitors with their hardware store needs, the 2016 Business of the Year Award goes to Edisto True Value.
|Martha Whetstone Service Award Winner Virginia Woodhead,|
Ginger Hodge (left) and Lisa Harell (right)
|It's A State Of Mind!|
The voting for the Business of the Year Award is done by Chamber members, and there was much anticipation when Director Lisa Harrell announced Edisto True Value as the winner. Owners Brenda Hester and Waylon Cain, a mother and son team, came to the stage to accept a certificate. “The past year has been an awesome experience, and all of our employees deserve credit for working hard,” said Cain. “We want to be the best of the best when it comes to True Value hardware stores.”
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The Martha Whetstone service award goes to people who give back to the Edisto community, and the award was created by Mott Parker in 2005, with the inaugural recognition in memory of Whetstone. “We all play a role here at Edisto, but Virginia and Henry Woodhead are tireless cheerleaders for the community, using advocacy from many diverse local organizations,” said Ginger Hodge. Mr. Woodhead was not in attendance, but Virginia came to the stage to receive a certificate and a standing ovation.
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To view past blog entries from 2016 at Edisto click on Jim Bost Memorial - Dolphin Slam - Cobia Tourney - Spring Shorebird Synergy - Bovine Bones on Beach - Edisto River book