The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host its 73rd Annual Dinner Monday evening, October 2 at the First Christian Church. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s event will once again include the State of the City address which will be delivered by Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard. The evening will also include the announcement of the Carmi Citizen of the Year along with the presentation of the Large and Small Business awards. The night will also include the introduction of five new directors who will assume their duties in October.
This year’s featured speaker is Barbara Mitchell, Carmi White County School Board Member, who will be addressing the audience about a foundation for the school district. White County CEO Facilitator Tracy Orr will also introduce this year’s CEO class.
Chamber Executive Director Holly Healy noted invitations have been mailed, but anyone who would like to attend the dinner may do so by contacting the Chamber office to reserve a seat at a cost of $20 per person for Chamber members and their guests or $25 per person for not yet members. Pre-paid reservations are required by September 22nd to provide a proper meal-count. One may make reservations by phone at 382-7606 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and arranging for payment or mail the reservation along with payment to Carmi Chamber of Commerce, 225 East Main Street, Carmi, IL 62821. Reservations will not be accepted after September 22.
In preparation for the dinner, the Chamber of Commerce is once again asking for nominations for Citizen of the Year and Large and Small Business of the Year. A list of Chamber member businesses may be found at www.cityofcarmi.com/the-chamber. Nominations for these awards should be sent to the Chamber office no later than August 25.