Meet the Nominees: Adam DeLoach, Trent Jackson and Sandy Morgan

January 27, 2016 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Meet the Nominees

With Chamber Awards Night four weeks away, we will use the next few editions of Tower Talk to get to know some of our nominees a little bit better.

The event, which is designed to honor deserving businesses and business people in the Greater Lexington area, will be held on February 18 at 6 pm at the Lexington Municipal Complex. Click Here to Buy Tickets

Young Professional of the Year is one of the awards to be presented, and Adam DeLoach (top right) of Golden Hills Golf and Country Club is one of the nominees. DeLoach, who serves as Director of Member Relations and Events at Golden Hills, is involved in numerous community organizations, including the Lexington Jaycees and the Empowered Young Professionals. DeLoach also serves as an ambassador for the Chamber and hosts the annual Lexington Bloodstock Drive, which he created in 2012. He also started Palmetto Décor, a business providing event rentals for any size personal or corporate function.

“I feel honored to be recognized as a nominee for Lexington’s Young Professional of the Year,” DeLoach said. “Growing up in Lexington has made me appreciate everything our great town has to offer. I am excited to be part of our growth as a community and will continue to represent our town to the best of my ability.”

Small Business of the Year is another category to be recognized at Chamber Awards Night. The two nominees from this category we’ll meet this week are Trent Jackson (top left) of Palmetto Air Conditioning & Electric and Sandy Morgan (bottom left) of Morgan & Associates.

Jackson, who started Palmetto Air Conditioning & Electric 15 years ago, aims to “provide customers with prompt, quality service in a professional manner placing customer satisfaction as our top priority.” According to Jackson, one thing that makes his company stand out from the rest is being “big enough to service you same day” and “small enough to know your name.”

It’s apparent that Jackson believes community service is another important facet of being a businessman. His company was able to help the Nancy K. Perry House with repairs at no cost and also contributed much needed supplies to the organization. The business also sponsors the Jamil Shriners and Cancer of Many Colors.

Morgan, who started insurance consulting for large commercial businesses in 1998 and added her agency in 2001, is “dedicated to providing quality insurance with unrivaled customer service at a fair price.”

Morgan is proud of her company’s commitment to the local economy. Morgan & Associates insures many local businesses in Lexington, and they always refer people to local businesses when asked for advice on things like heating and air, plumbing, restaurants, etc. Morgan believes this leads to growth for the local economy and builds a trust between their clients and the agency.

Morgan & Associates also boasts an impressive list of community contributions, including winning the Nationwide Community Service Award for donating cases of smoke alarms to underprivileged households through a local fire department. The agency also helped the American Red Cross hand out water to flood victims in October. Morgan’s business has also made monetary donations to Lexington Medical Center, the ALS Foundation and animal protection charities. Morgan is a member of the Rotary Club and Lexington Network of Female Executives.

“The Lexington Chamber of Commerce is a large part of our business success and it is an honor to be nominated for their Small Business of the Year award,” Morgan said. “The nomination means our peers and clients see the value of Morgan & Associates and endorse our business practices.”

Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor for Chamber Awards Night, and dress for the event is black tie optional.

Tickets for the event are $40. Buy your tickets so you can support Adam, Trent, Sandy and all of the other nominees on Feb. 18!