From Post staff reports
Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presented a number of awards at its annual banquet last night, held at Legacy Farms (formerly Cedarvine Manor).
Named as Retailer of the Year was Michaels Cover Up which is located on the Public Square. Industrialist of the Year was Joel Usery.
Coleman Walker, host of Coleman and Company on WANT-FM radio, was named as Business Person of the Year. Volunteer of the Year was Linda Spencer.
Corporate Friend of Education was Shenandoah Mills, and Friend of Education was long-time educator Johnnie Payton.
Mike Jennings was tabbed as Distinguished Alumni. Winner of the Tapped by Tourism award was Crazy Clydes Slides.
Ambassador of the Year was David Taylor.
A special award was to be presented to Lebanon Public Safety.
Winners of the award for the Best New Professional or Commercial Building, completed this year were Permobil, Tressler & Associates and Jerry Dean Electrical.
Winner of the Best New Structure to a New Commercial Use/Conversion/Adaptive Use completed this year was All Things Storage at 103 Babb Court.
And winner of the Best Improvement of Land Usage to Enhance the Areas Aesthetic or Quality of Life completed this year was Faulkner Landing.
In addition to the awards presentation, Chamber members received copies of the 2012 Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Business/Information Guide & Membership Directory, published by MainStreet Media, parent company of The Wilson Post.