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Chamber banquet to reflect ‘team spirit’

Published 1:39pm Thursday, January 3, 2013

The “team spirit” theme of this year’s Chilton County Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Jan. 17 will reflect the collective effort of its members to support and promote businesses in the community.

Chamber members and guests are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors to the year-end banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Alabama Power Conference Center in Clanton.

Dinner will be served, and event highlights will include an awards ceremony and a costume competition.

The Chamber will present awards for Business of the Year and Chamber Ambassador of the Year.

The Clanton Advertiser was named Business of the Year, and Chamber member Helen Blackmon was named Ambassador of the Year at the 2012 banquet.

Chamber Executive Director Mike Robertson said an award of appreciation will be presented to Janice Hull with Hull & Russell PC, the 2012 Chamber president.

Hull will serve as emcee for the evening and will give a report on the 2012 Peach Jam.

Peggy Hall with Realty South will begin her term as the 2013 Chamber president.

Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin will install the Chamber’s four new board members: Lee Helms with Lee Helms Associates LLC, Kevin Corley with Grace Fellowship Church, Debbie Jones with Peoples Southern Bank and Robin Ray with Alabama Power.

Carl Mims with Central Alabama Electric Cooperative will give a report from the nominating committee.

Chamber secretary/treasurer Mollie Smelley will provide a financial report and minutes from 2012.

Jake McCall, pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, will give the invocation.

Tommy Glasscock of LeCroy Career Technical Center will continue his role as announcer for the costume competition.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Chamber office, located at 500 Fifth Ave. N. in Clanton, or from any Chamber member.

Although no deadline has been set for purchasing tickets, Robertson said they are likely to run out as the banquet date draws closer.

“We’re about halfway there now,” Robertson said. “It’ll be sold out.”

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