Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rick Dover Among 2014 Honorees for Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame

Rick Dover, Knoxville entrepreneur and Family Pride Corporation general manager, was recently inducted into the prestigious Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame. Fittingly, his selection came in the Business Leader category.

Q: First of all, what is your role with Family Pride Corporation?

Rick Dover, Knoxville entrepreneur: As the general manager, it’s my job to lead historical preservation projects. Our chief focus is taking historic properties in the area and transforming them into viable retirement communities. It’s been a tremendous honor to receive awards and accolades from a number of different organizations, including the government of Lenoir City.

Q: How were this year’s honorees recognized for their efforts?

Rick Dover, Knoxville entrepreneur: The induction ceremony took place in Lenoir City at St. Thomas Catholic Church. All sponsors, inductees and guests were greeted with a cocktail party and dinner. Vol Network announcer Bob Kesling served as the event’s emcee.


Q: When was the Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame founded?

Rick Dover, Knoxville entrepreneur: The Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame is supported by the Boy & Girls Club of Loudon County, a prominent local organization that first honored business and community leaders in 2011. The Leadership Loudon County Alumni Association has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to organize the Hall of Fame and its ceremony.

Q: In which categories were you acknowledged?

Rick Dover, Knoxville entrepreneur: I was fortunate enough to be recognized in the Business Leader category. The Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame ceremony presented inductions in the categories of Business Leader, Life Achievement, Youth Mentor, Public Service, Community Service, Educator and Military. Award sponsors including Sterling Global Operations, Inc., Lenoir City Utilities Board, Good Neighbors Shoppe, Senior Solutions and Walmart.

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