Rehnorn, whose business is in the risk management asset protection industry, said he was honored to be selected for the award, particularly since the award honored Jerry Barboe, "a person who really set the foundation for future businesses here in Rockdale County because of his character and commitment to Rockdale County. I truly believe the legacy he left behind has sent a message out to all small businesses that being a part of your community and giving back is a personal responsibility," said Rehorn.
"Even during bad times and slow economic downturns, you still give financially back to your community," explained Rehorn, a longtime county resident. "It's something you don't forget or neglect just because of the downturn."
He said he was also impressed with the way the Chamber had been representing the interests of small businesses at the state and federal level. "Quite frankly the chamber is the only thing we have that looks after our concerns," he said. "I'm very excited bout is the way the chamber has taken on a number of small business issues and worked effectively with our leaders in the state and federal level and tackled some of the problems of the small business owner."
The other six nominees this year for the award were Rick Bradford of Asurety Construction Services, Kristy Cunningham of Gold's Gym, Elly Dalton of Edward Jones, Brian Lyman of Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Alan Sherrill of Conyers Flower Shop, and Gregg Starr of The UPS Store.