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Chamber gives yearly awards

The Pickens Chamber of Commerce has announced their prestegious annual awards for 2021. This year the Citizen of the Year is Margy Lohman, the Business of the Year is Quick Burger, and the Ambassador of the Year is Sheri Crowe. See write-ups of each recipient below.

Business of the Year 2021

Business of the Year —  Quick Burger Restaurant was named the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business of the Year. Quick Burger, owned by Joan and Donald Hoy, has been a Chamber member since 2015. The restaurant has helped numerous organizations in Pickens County. Quick Burger sponsors Pickens High School sports and activities, they have provided food for Pickens County teachers, for Mountain Ed and banquets for students free of charge. They provided

meals to Piedmont Mountainside hospital, donate to Toys for Tots, and sponsor the Pickens County Chamber’s Youth Leadership Program. 

citizen of the year margie lohmanCitizen Of the Year — Margy Lohman was named the Chamber’s 2021 Citizen of the Year.  “Margy has helped thousands of families in Pickens County since she founded Prevent Child Abuse Pickens in 1995,” said Amberle Godfrey, president  of the Pickens Chamber. “Even working without pay for several years after losing funding to ensure the program continued and Pickens County families continued to be served, her loyalty and determination allowed the organization to exist today.”

Even after retirement in 2018 Margy continues to volunteer for non-profits and personally visits and helps families. 

Above, Lohman was delivered her award by Amberle Godfrey and Parish Lowrie, while at home recovering from a wreck, see story Page 2B.


chamber abassador of the year

Ambassador of the Year — Sheri Crowe was named  the 2021 Ambassador of the Year for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. 

“Sheri is a true asset to our Chamber and to our community,” said Amberle Godfrey, Chamber president and CEO. “She serves as secretary of the Ambassadors and president of the Professional Women of Pickens County. She always goes the extra step to support our members and our community and does so with a giving attitude.” Sheri, a native of Tate, has been described by many as dependable, reliable, and consistent. We are very fortunate to have Sheri as an Ambassador of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce.  

Sheri celebrated her 30-year anniversary with the Pickens County Progress in November of 2020 where she now serves as the newspaper’s general manager.