Jacob's Home Furnishings, Laura's Hilltop Restaurant Are Joint Recipients of Chamber's Business of The Year
Husband and Wife Receive Honors At Annual Chamber Dinner
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
For the first time ever, a husband and wife shared honors for their two separate businesses as they accepted the 2017 Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year at the annual chamber dinner and banquet, held November 16, 2017 at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave.
Maegan Hance, Chamber President, said Jeff, who owns Jacob's Home Furnishings in Lindseyville, and wife Laura, who owns Laura's Hilltop Restaurant at Riverhill, both equally contributed to the community in various forms, often bringing their businesses together to do so.
Jeff thanked the Chamber and those in attendance for the awards.
"I've seen Laura get up at 5:00 in the morning for a long time now, and it's because she loves this county and wants to feed all of you," he said. "I have to thank all of you here for what you mean to both of us. I can honestly say that we don't want just customers only. We want you to leave as friends."
Hance said that Jacob's Home Furnishings donated several furniture items for various local charity events throughout the county that helped raise considerable amounts of money for the individual causes; such as: fire departments, parks and rec, etc.. Both businesses also co-sponsored the annual Chamber of Commerce Cookout on the Square this past summer, which drew hundreds to the town square.
"They don't spend money for marketing and promotion outside of Edmonson County," said Hance. "They've kept their focus on supporting local efforts and causes. They try to keep their money here in the county and that only continues to promote the local economy."
The annual event, which was co-sponsored by Edmonson County Tourism Commission, featured guest speaker Dr. Bill Goodwin, who presented “How do you know where you are going, if you don’t know where you came from?" Mr. Goodwin is a Historian, Geographer and author. He is a graduate of WKU, University of Texas at Arlington, Eastern KY University, and University of the Americas.