Area chambers to hold banquets

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Both the Washburn and Seligman chambers of commerce will be holding their annual banquet events in the coming week. Both events are open to chamber members and community supporters.

Washburn banquet

The Washburn Chamber of Commerce will hold its end-of-the-year banquet at 6 p.m. on March 10 at Cr-ose Country Cafe at 115 Main St. All chamber members and their families are invited to attend.

The evening will include a delicious homemade-style meal, an update on the Strawberry Festival and the announcement of the Recognition of Excellent Effort awards. Throughout the event, there will be a scrolling slideshow presentation playing that highlights 2008 Washburn chamber activities.

The cost of banquet tickets is only $10 per person. The chamber is offering a 10 percent dues rebate to any chamber member who purchases a banquet ticket.

"With our current economic conditions, Washburn needs a strong active chamber of commerce to lead the community towards a productive and prosperous 2009," said Pete Rose, chamber president. "The chamber improves the economic vitality of the community by working with public, private and municipal organizations."

Annual chamber dues are $100 for businesses and $40 for individual or nonbusiness membership. For more information, call Rose at 826-4008.

Seligman banquet

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual banquet for Saturday, March 7 at the Seligman Community Building. Social hour will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner.

The banquet is free to chamber members and special guests. For more information, call Donna Johnson, event chairperson and chamber director, at 417-662-7000.

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