Business and Industry Salute Luncheon

The Party With a Purpose for 91 Years

Carnival was founded in 1931 to promote the commerce of the Mid-South. Each year the Business & Industry Salute Luncheon salutes and recognizes civic leaders and businesses that help make the community a great place to live.

Each year Carnival salutes an individual who has made an enormous impact on the Mid-South thru not only their business success, but also their charitable and community endeavors.  The Cooke Halle Award is appropriately named for Carnival Memphis’ visionary founders, Everett R. Cook and A. Arthur Halle.

Business & Industry Salute

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Hilton Memphis Hotel

12 – 1:30 pm

 

Honoring the

ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

Cook Halle Award

Robert Hester, Jr.

King’s Award

Dr. James Davis

President’s Award

Edith Kelly-Green

Chairman’s Award

  1. Gordon Thompson & Steve Dunavant

 

Honorees

Banks, Finley, White & Co., CPA

Christian Brothers University School of Business-Accounting Department

DHG LLP

Frazee Ivy Davis, PLC

The Marston Group, PLC

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.-Memphis Chapter

Reynolds, Bone, & Griesbeck PLC

Rhodes College Department of Economics and Business-Accounting Department

University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Crews School of Accountancy

Watkins Uiberall, PLLC

 

 

Presented by

 

 


Past Cook Halle Award Recipients

 

2020

Bayard Boyle, Jr. & Henry Morgan

Commercial Real Estate Development Industry

2019

John Simmons

Home Furnishings & Decor Industry

2018

Oak Hall

Fashion Industry

2017

Memphis Grizzlies

Sports Industry

2016

James J. Keras, Jr.

Automotive Industry

2015

Lewis R. Donelson III

Legal Industry

2014

Steven Higginbotham

Trucking Industry

2013

Larry Bryan

Investment Management Industry

2012

Stephen Lightman

Movie Industry

2011

Dr. Ralph Hamilton

Health Care

2010

John H. Dobbs, Sr.

Private Equity and Venture Capital

2009

Dr. Scott Morris

Non-Profit and Community Service

2008

Isaac hyes and David Porter

Music

2007

R.E. Linkous

Construction

2006

O. Mason Hawkins

Mid-South Industry

2005

James F. McGhee, Jr.

Aviation

2004

John Pitts, Sr.

Insurance

2003

Thomas Farnsworth, III

Real Estate

2002

Allen Morgan, Jr.

Financial Services

2001

B. Lee Mallory III

Transportation & Distribution

2000

Kenneth B. Hood

Agribusiness

1999

Kristi & Dean Jernigan

Arts & Entertainment

1998

Rev. Colenzo Hubbard

Non-Profits

1997

Norfleet Turner

Communications Technology

1996

Pitt Hyde

Retail

1995

Robert Wang

Wholesalers

1994

Herbert Rhea

Professional Services

1993

Jack Belz

Real Estate

1992

Kemmons Wilson

Tourism & Hospitality

1991

Robert Buckman

Manufacturing

1990

Dick Trippeer

Financial Services

1989

Jack Blair

Health Services

1988

Fred Smith

Transportation & Distribution

1987

William B. Dunavant

Agribusiness