From left to right: Sarah Gaither-First Horizon Bank, Eli Fox, and Trey Ragsdale-Kaiser Permanente/Chair, Cherokee County Chamber.

Chamber Names Lemonade Day Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

In wrapping up their participation in the National Lemonade Day program, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce honored the top participant during the Chamber’s August Good Morning Cherokee networking event.  Eli Fox was named the Cherokee County Lemonade Day 2023 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year.  “The decision to honor Eli was determined by a panel of judges who reviewed business results from a variety of Lemonade Day student entrepreneurs”, announced Chamber President & CEO Pam Carnes.  “The business results included their goals along with how much they spent, saved, and shared, as well as, why they participated and what they learned.”

The Cherokee County Lemonade Day 2023 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award was sponsored by First Horizon Bank.  “First Horizon was excited to support the Chamber and National Lemonade Day as financial literacy is extremely important to learn at a young age,” shared Sarah Gaither, First Horizon Bank Vice President, and Branch Manager.  The winner has been invited to visit First Horizon for a tour to learn more about banking for his future business endeavors.  He also received a trophy, a cash prize, and an Amazon gift card.  The gift card was provided by the National Lemonade Day organization.

A well-established global national youth entrepreneurship program, Lemonade Day teaches leadership and business skills by encouraging students to launch a lemonade business in their community. Since 2007, more than 1 million students have learned about business ownership by participating in Lemonade Day.

The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business to expand the economy and enrich the community.  For information on the Chamber and its programs, visit