The Enterprise Chamber of Commerce took time this evening to say 'thank you' to local businesses that are leading the charge.
Chamber president Lisa Fenner says, "all of our businesses are amazing. They're getting awards because they love their city and what they represent."
13 businesses and individuals took home awards, but the highest honor of the night went to a store known nationally for saving money.
In Enterprise, it's known for helping others in the community.
"Walmart is getting business of the year for its service to local businesses and organizations," says Fenner.
Members enjoyed music from pianist Roy Hoober and food from Five Star Catering. Guest speaker Gary Huckaby talked about the road to finding happiness in life: something the chamber believes local businesses are contributing to.
Fenner says, "you gotta wake up every day and want to go to work, you've got to be doing something that you enjoy. And yes, we've got some negative things that are going on in the rest of the world right now, but Enterprise is doing fantastic."
And without the hard work of local business owners, Enterprise might not live up to its nickname.
"It's just not one person that makes us the City of Progres," says Mayor Kenneth Boswell. "It's the complete census of people that are here. They're smiling, they're asking how they can help someone. Anyone that is willing to invest into their community, that is the ultimate compliment. We want to tell them how much we thank them."
The 'thank you's,' the awards and the rounds of applause are all motivation for businesses to keep "progressing."
The chamber presents the business of the year award to a business that represents the efforts of the entire community through superior service and products.