The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation presented the Hartley Peavey Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Archie McDonnell, Jr., of Citizens National Bank, is the honoree this year.
The award recognizes business leaders who are not only entrepreneurs, but inspire others as well in the way they create and grow thriving businesses.
Nominations are solicited from the public.
The announcement of the Peavey Award recipient is made in conjunction with the EMBDC's Main Event, a showcase of business and industry in east Mississippi. It will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bonita Lakes Mall, on the south side entrance near Belk.