MetroPower Bainbridge and Keenan Adams Recognized for Excellence, Service to Community
We are thrilled to announce that MetroPower’s Bainbridge branch 11 was named Large Business of the Year at the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce’s 96th Awards Celebration on January 27th at the Charles H. Kirbo Center. The Chamber also presented awards for Small Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and other awards recognizing local leaders and their businesses in the Bainbridge area.
Nominated by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Large Business of the Year nominees must be located in Decatur County, have 21 employees or more and do business exceptionally well while also contributing to the community. It was an incredible honor for MetroPower to be recognized and to be nominated among other outstanding businesses such as Memorial Hospital and Manor and Taurus Holdings. Jacob Keaton, Keenan Adams, Dylan Wallace, and Ben Harrell represented MetroPower and accepted the award.
Here is an excerpt from our award announcement at the event:
Apart from their support of the community through financial gifts and donations, MetroPower considers its model for employee development as one of the greatest contributions to our community. The Bainbridge branch, which began in 1994 with two employees, now employs more than 80 people. It is safe to say that a community the size of Bainbridge is fortunate to have a company that develops young people and provides the opportunity that MetroPower offers.
Project Manager Keenan Adams also was nominated by the Chamber’s Board of Directors for the Bainbridge Under 40 Young Professional of the Year award. This award celebrates emerging professionals in Bainbridge and Decatur County who have distinguished themselves in their respective industries and who are helping to create a stronger, healthier community and region.
Keenan certainly embodies all these qualities, and MetroPower congratulates him on this prestigious recognition for the second year in a row!
Since coming on board with MetroPower in 2015, Keenan has been managing major accounts and industrial projects such as the BASF plant in Attapulgus as well as the most recent project announced in Bainbridge, Danimer Scientific’s new greenfield development. In 2019, he began the process of obtaining his Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern and expects to graduate this summer.
Keenan is not only serious about his professional career, but also giving back to his community. He dedicates much of his time to the First Port City Bank Youth Leadership class through his Chamber involvement and is a deacon at Grace Church, where he and his family are faithful members of the congregation. Keenan was most recently