Cassville Chamber plans annual banquet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Organization ditches keynote speaker for 'surprise entertainment'

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Chamber Banquet on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the commons area at Cassville High School.

In lieu of a keynote speaker, as has been done in years past, the chamber board has elected to host a more non-traditional banquet. The event will offer surprise entertainment that will feature local chamber members.

"We are excited to change things up a bit," said Michelle Bredeson, incoming chamber president. "We are focusing on Cassville and what a great place we have the privilege of living in. I look forward to sharing with the members how their contributions, whether time or money, have contributed to some fantastic events in 2014."

In addition to special entertainment, the event will honor both individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the Cassville community. The chamber board plans to award Business Beautification awards, which are community service award, as well as recognize outgoing chamber board members. Four individuals under the age of 40 will also be recognized for their leadership efforts.

"Everyone is encouraged to attend the banquet," said Kelly Mills, outgoing chamber president. "We are planning a nice evening of food and entertainment for all to enjoy. We will enjoy a nice meal and will be recognizing outgoing board members as well as area chamber members for community service, business beautification, and more."

Attendees will enjoy a dinner catered by John Sullivan and the Cassville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, and décor will be provided by Accents-n-Tents.

Advanced tickets are available for $20 per person at the chamber office, located at 504 Main St. in Cassville. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the event for $25. A drawing will be held for centerpieces donated by local businesses. All those that purchase a ticket will be entered into the drawing, with a limit of one door-prize per household.

Businesses interested in donating a centerpiece should contact the chamber.

For more information, people may contact Mindi Artherton, director of the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, at 417-847-2814 or

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