Pickett Chosen for M. C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award

CLEVELAND, TN The 2023 M.C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award, one of the highest awards given by the Chamber, is presented to Roger Pickett, of MurMaid Mattress. Pickett is the owner and operator of MurMaid Mattress, a local family-owned and operated mattress retail chain that offers national brand mattresses, as well as their own brand made locally and sold directly to the consumer.
            The M.C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award honors the memory of one of the most outstanding businessmen Cleveland and Bradley County has ever produced, M.C. Headrick. Headrick was a man who believed wholeheartedly in the fundamental concepts of the Free Enterprise System. Honorees receiving this award must display success, high morals, growth of business, and contributions to community-oriented projects.
MurMaid Mattress was founded in 1979 by Elmer and Joy Murray, Roger’s parents. Pickett has expanded the company to 11 locations that serve this region. His passion for community has kept the family brand at the forefront of impact in the community. MurMaid contributes to a variety of organizations that focus on the needs within the community, such as Special Spaces, City Fields, Junior Achievement, and many others.
Pickett is a graduate of Cleveland High School, a recipient of many awards including the Chamber’s Mel Bedwell Small Business Person of the Year, and has served the Cleveland and Bradley County community in a variety of roles. Such roles include BBB of Cleveland Advisory Council, Cleveland Associated Industries Executive Committee, Board VP for Karis Community Health, Southern Heritage Bank Advisory Board Member, and Advisory Member for United Way Center for Social Impact. He is a member of First Baptist Cleveland where he has served in numerous capacities. He is also a 2017 CHS Alumni Hall of Fame inductee.
For more information, contact Aaron Weatherford at AWeatherford@clevelandchamber.com or 423-472-6587.