This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Event Facility on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00pm. The Silent Auction will open at 6:30pm and everyone is asked to dress in “dressy business” attire.
The evening will recognize special Chamber guests, including the outgoing Chairman of the Board, James Plowman, and new Chairman of the Board, Kathy Williams.
The Banquet also gives the Chamber an opportunity to recognize exceptional businesses and individuals and present several prestigious awards, including the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award. This award recognizes outstanding leadership or service to the community of Weatherford, above and beyond the usual and customary performance of duties. The 2013 recipient of this award was Wayne Garrett. Another award includes the James H. Doss Award which honors a business person who displays the qualities of a community leader through philanthropic activities and principled business practices. In 2013, the recipient of the James H. Doss Award was Don Allen.
The Athena Award, which honors the outstanding woman of the community, will be given this year thanks to Jerry’s. This award was given to Debra Smith in 2013. Each year the Ambassador Club gives an award to the ambassador that has the highest points earned by attending many ribbon cuttings throughout the year. The 2013 winner of this award was Kim Laws.
The Big Business of the Year (35 employees or more) and the Small Business of the Year (less than 35 employees) have become sought after awards for the value to the business and the status within the community. The Newcomer of the Year, awarded in 2013 to Sunny Street Cafe, is to recognize a business that has been in operation for less than two years and is proving to be a promising and productive member of the Chamber and our community. The areas of criteria for all three business awards are community involvement, accomplishments and achievements, business challenges, customer service, and cleanliness/attractiveness of business location. The 2013 Big Business of the Year was Plains Capital Bank and the Small Business of the Year recipient was Bowie Drive Dental Care. Along with bragging rights, the annual Small Business of the Year winner also receives a prize package worth thousands of dollars. If you are interested in donating to the Small Business of the Year prize package, please contact the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce at 817-596-3801.
The Weatherford Chamber Banquet is always a “must” for those active in our community through business and service. Prices are $45 per person or $400 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets will sell out quickly, so hurry and call the Chamber today for your reservation. 817-596-3801.
It's going to be a wonderful event you won't want to miss!