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Scoggin to speak at Chamber banquet

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor

The annual Chilton County Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held Jan. 23 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center at Jefferson State Community College in Clanton.

The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and will feature food by The King’s Table Catering. Tickets are $25 each and available at the Chamber office beginning Jan. 2.

“I think everyone will enjoy the banquet,” said Chamber Executive Director Francine Wasden. “We have several awards to give away, and we are handing out a new one called the Chamber Champion.”

The guest speaker at this installment in the annual event will be Kristin Scoggin from Huntsville.

She was the guest speaker at a smaller event held by the Chamber in 2019, and Wasden was so impressed by her that she wanted to invite Scoggin back to address the larger crowd at the banquet.

“She is an outstanding speaker,” Wasden said. “She is funny and will make you think about things.”

According to the Chamber, “Kristin Scroggin can’t do math, or bake a pie, but she is a great speaker! Kristin has her master’s in communication studies, bachelor’s in communication arts and has been a communications lecturer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for 11 years. Her passion is generational diversity, and for the past five years she has spoken at conferences and organizations across the United States ranging from Fortune 500 companies to tiny nonprofits, about this vital topic.”

The Chamber will once again acknowledge its latest group of ambassadors during the banquet. These are a group of students that represent some of the best young talent Chilton County has to offer.

The Chamber will also be presenting a rendering of a potential upcoming project that has been brought before the Clanton City Council and Chilton County Commission but is still in the drawing phase.

“I think people will be pleased with the banquet,” Wasden said. “It will be a nice meal, a chance to network and should be a fun night.”