The Greater Starkville Development Partnership recognized local businesses and individuals during its 2024 Annual Awards Banquet hosted at the Mill at MSU.
Reed’s of Starkville was honored as the R. Clay Simmons Exemplary Enterprise Award recipient, recognized as Starkville’s most outstanding business of the year. Celebrating its 33rd year of business in Starkville, Reed’s has supported numerous community events and continues to foster exceptional business practices and involvement within Starkville.
Candy Crecink was the recipient of the T.E. Veitch Community Service Award, and Mac Smith of Parker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram was named the Partnership’s Ambassador of the Year.
Mississippi State University’s Bulldog Bash took home the Convention and Visitors Bureau Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award for the event’s impact on tourism and economic vitality in Starkville.
The Starkville Main Street Association also named Julie Brown as the Steve Langston Downtown Revitalization Award recipient for her ongoing support of Main Street and downtown events.
All videos recognizing award winners can be found here.
The Partnership also released its 2023 annual impact report during the event, which highlighted the successes and growth of the Starkville business community.
The Partnership is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Starkville Main Street Association.