Pinson a Finalist in Entrepreneurship Awards

Congratulations to Charlie Pinson, Insurance Agent

The annual 2008 Excellence in Entrepereneurship Awards Luncheon for Southeastern Kentucky was recently held at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky. A joint program of Eastern Kentucky College of Business and Technology, the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, and The Center for Rural Development the program honors a variety of business entities and budding entrepreureurs. The competition Awards include Not for Profit, Start-up business, For Profit Small Business with less than 25 employees, and For Profit Small Business with more than 25 employess.

Pikeville Business man, Charlie Pinson, was recognized as a top finalists in the Not for Profit less than 25 employee category. Other Pike Countians recognized included Stephanie Richards with Artists Collaborative Theatre for a Non-Profit entity, and Shannon Wright with Wright Concrete and Construction in For-Profit business with over 25 employees. Emily Coleman, a high school student from Elkorn City, was on the first place team for the 2008 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

Pinson comments,”Pike County is a great place to do business. Like most small businesses, we have had our challenges, but we keep plugging along. I cannot imagine anywhere else I would want to be.”

Charlie Pinson is a  Kentucky Independent Insurance agent,  licensed throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Charlie is partner in three insurance agencies, and is known as “The Voice of Pikeville College Bears.”