Women Impacting the Community

4th Annual Women Impacting the Community

sponsored by: Southern Community Bank 

Honoring local business women and recognizing their extraordinary service in BusinessCommunity ServiceEducation, & Lifetime Achievement.
The Women Impacting the Community Award goes to the woman who excels in the following areas:
  • Provides leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors.
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment to the community well-being and/or high visibility in the community.
  • Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout the scope of her career.
  • Displays a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.
  • Worked in profession for at least three years.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of a woman who has performed truly extraordinary services of positive and lasting quality to the community during the lifetime of her career.

2018 Women Impacting the Community

Thank you to everyone for making this year's luncheon a huge success. Congratulations to the 2018 Award Nominees.


2018 Women Impacting the Community Award Winners 

Lifetime Achievement: Fran Gray


Fran has devoted her life to serving others in a variety of ways, with her church, local hospice organization, Sunrise Rotary Club, Alzheimer’s Association, Keep Coffee County Beautiful, South Jackson Civic Center and has been a local business owner.  Fran has been a mentor to many individuals in the area as well, providing support and guidance to help others in their life journey. 


Edcuation: Brenda Cannon, Motlow State Community College


Community Service: Ginger Ennis, 5 Loaves 4 Kids

Ginger has worked tirelessly providing leadership and guidance to several area charities and initiatives.  First is 5 Loaves 4 Kids where she has been instrumental in growing the program and obtaining volunteers and sponsorships to sustain this important program in our community.  Ginger also started Play for a Cure six years ago, an organization dedicated to helping find a cure for ALS where she has helped raise nearly $110,000 for research.


Business: Ginny Wilson

Owner of Water’s Edge Chocolates, Ginny started her business from the ground up starting in her home and marketing her chocolates at social events, malls and festivals.  Three years later, she opened a successful storefront in Tullahoma.  Ginny choses to employ young ladies either in high school or college where she can mentor them into believing they too can achieve their dreams and goals with hard work and devotion.