Don't miss out on a good time
Next Tuesday night Franklin County's business and retail leaders will pile up in the buffet line at the chamber of commerce and economic development authority's awards banquet.
I always enjoy these.
It's a good chance to fellowship with friends and peers outside a work setting.
One of the highlights of the evening are the awards.
It's entertaining to see how surprised some people are when they hear their name called.
The Distinguished Service Award, Beautification Award, Business of the Year, Industry of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Unsung Hero, Excellence in Growth and Franklin County's Best Kept Secret are among this year's awards.
I've seen the list of nominees and I can tell you that each of them is very deserving of recognition.
It should come as no surprise to the winners because each industry, business and individual nominated this year is deserving.
Congratulations and best of luck to each of the nominees.
Chamber Director Cheryl Bradford said several tables still remain open for sale.
Tables of eight can be reserved for $150. Individual tickets may also be purchased for $20 each.
A limited number of tickets are still available.
For those of you who like to wait to the last minute, a very select handful will be available for sale at the door.
This year's banquet will be held at the A.W. Todd Centre, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
That's Tuesday night, so mark your calendar.
The guest speaker will be Ralph Stacy, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.
The organization is a full-time, professionally-led association that represents the needs and issues that affect the more than 110 chambers of commerce that make up its membership.
For ticket information, call 332-1760.
I hope to see you there.