Lubisco, Dilbeck, Grumbir honored at Chamber’s Small Business Awards Celebration
On Tuesday, three area professionals were honored by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce at the annual Small Business Awards Celebration for their innovation, creativity and commitment to our business community.
Joe Lubisco, Jr., founder and president of Entrusted Tees in Decatur, was named the Raymon Baker - John Cook - Ralph Jones Small Business Person of the Year; Autumn Dilbeck, retail regional operations coordinator for Renasant Bank in Decatur, was named the Arthur Orr Young Professional of the Year; and Sue Grumbir, founder and executive director of Hands Across Decatur, was named the Lynn C. Fowler Non-Profit Professional of the Year. The luncheon was held at the Doubletree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront.
Lubisco opened Entrusted Tees as a side business in 2011 while working for a medical consulting company, later turning it into a full-time venture and growing it into the largest corporate promotions company in the region. An active member in several community service initiatives, he is currently serving in his first term as the Place 1 representative on the Priceville Town Council, where he is the chair of the town’s economic development efforts. Among his other areas of giving back to the community, Lubisco helped establish the Boys & Girls Club in Priceville, serves as a board member for the single mother’s ministry Refuge of Grace, is an advisory board member of Decatur Morgan Hospital, and directs traffic at Priceville Elementary School each morning. A native of Pennsylvania, Lubisco and his wife and two sons live in Priceville.
With more than 14 years of experience with banking in Decatur, Dilbeck is responsible for auditing, operations and compliance for the 20 Renasant Bank branches in Alabama. The Illinois native and Hartselle resident is active in community efforts that promote child welfare in Morgan County. She is a board member of CASA of North Alabama, an organization that provides advocates for children in the court system in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence Counties. Dilbeck is also a longtime tutor and mentor at Eastwood Elementary and Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary in Decatur City Schools.
Grumbir founded Hands Across Decatur in 2012 with the mission to connect with the homeless and in-crisis community of Decatur by providing self-sufficiency skills training including computer literacy, reading and writing advancement, job placement services, as well as emergency food supplies and life necessities in a ministry environment. With a volunteer team of more than 100, she coordinates the pick-up and drop-off of supplies across Decatur at churches, community events, and designated locations where the homeless community can receive help. Grumbir is also the vice president of the Newcomers Club of Decatur, where she has also served three terms as the lead community outreach chairperson. She is a past board member of the Committee on Church Cooperation, as well as a regular speaker across the city advocating for care of the homeless. Originating from upstate New York, Grumbir also founded in 2014 Suspended Coffee Decatur, a “pay it forward” program with service businesses for anyone in need.
Winners of each award are selected from nominations submitted by the Chamber membership and evaluated by committees of past honorees. The event is made possible by gold sponsors Business Construction Associates and Redstone Federal Credit Union.