Jewel Awards Held in Jackson

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn.- Hundreds of people came out Friday night to the 12th annual Jewel Awards in Jackson.

The event, held at New St. Luke Church recognizes outstanding contemporary business owners as well as pioneer entrepreneurs throughout West Tennessee.

The Jackson-Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce also recognized 20 historic black high schools in honor of Black History Month.

We caught up with last year's Jewel Award winner to find out how it feels to be honored and recognized in the community.

"It's all on you, everything you do, everything your business is, is you," said Mamie Hutcherson, the 2012 Jewel Award Winner. "And to be recognized for doing good work is something. The reward. I can't explain, it's just something that's very rewarding."

Friday night's winners were Paul Reaves of Reaves Financial System took home the Ruby Award, Dr. Earl Stewart of Family Healthcare of Jackson took home the Diamond Award the Jewel Award went to Jeff Henning of Henning Trucking Company.


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