OBA annual awards

OBA Organization of the Year - Covered Bridge Players (Zach Buse)

OBA Organization of the Year – Covered Bridge Players (Zach Buse)

The Oneonta Business Association held its annual dinner last week and presented awards to: Tara Murphree (Volunteer of the Year); Covered Bridge Players, represented by Zach Buse, and Animal Adoption Center of Blount County, represented by Karen Gilham, Kayle Jackson, and Crystal Adams (tied for Organization of the Year); The Makers Downtown, owned by Cinamon Airhart (Emerging Business of the Year); The Olive Home, owned by Philip and Trina Cleveland (Business of the Year); and Robbie McAlpine (Edwards-Shaddix Citizen of the Year.)

Kim Payne (pictured with Airhart and McAlpine) served as emcee and presenter at the dinner.

OBA Organization of the Year - Animal Adoption Center of Blount County (Karen Gilham, Kayle Jackson, and Crystal Adams)

OBA Organization of the Year – Animal Adoption Center of Blount County (Karen Gilham, Kayle Jackson, and Crystal Adams)

OBA Volunteer of the Year Tara Murphree

OBA Volunteer of the Year Tara Murphree

OBA Business of the Year The Olive Home (Trina and Philip Cleveland)

OBA Business of the Year The Olive Home (Trina and Philip Cleveland)

OBA Emerging Business of the Year The Makers Downtown (Cinamon Airhart)

OBA Emerging Business of the Year The Makers Downtown (Cinamon Airhart)

OBA Edwards-Shaddix Citizen of the Year - Robbie McAlpine -photos courtesy Oneonta Business Association

OBA Edwards-Shaddix Citizen of the Year – Robbie McAlpine -photos courtesy Oneonta Business Association