The 2012 Fitz-John Creighton McMaster Small Business of the Year Award, as awarded during the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce 67th annual membership banquet on Thursday, June 21 at the Winnsboro Old Armory. The recognition came with a list of requirements and criteria.
The award requirements were: to be a member in good standing of the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce, to have been in business for more than three years, to be located within Fairfield County, and to be a for profit business.
The chamber encouraged members to nominate their own company or their peers.
The nominations would then be judged by two current chamber board members, the chamber president, two at large chamber members and the previous year’s winner.
Born right here in Fairfield County, the owner of Wilson Chevrolet and Wilson Chrysler Doge Jeep,Freddie Wilson, is honored to be named this year’s recipient.
This year’s winner has been in business for 21 years, with two locations to serve the people of Fairfield County. Providing jobs for a total of 45 employees, he works along side them in the day-to-day dealings of the business.
The nomination letter, delivered anonymously per procedure, recognized how Wilson’s business determined, “It was time to look at current business locations to decide whether it was better to sit tight and just expand on site or maybe to move to another location, closer to the more populated areas of Columbia. We are all grateful that the decision to stay in Winnsboro and Fairfield County was made.”
This year’s Fits-John Creighton McMaster Small Business of the Year award winner, demonstrates a true story of how hard work and dedication pays off.
Thanks to Wilson, an old building that was once an eye sore as you entered downtown is now an amazing site, giving way to what is to come for the county.