Annual event to award area individuals and businesses

It's that time of year once again, to recognize area businesses and individuals who have contributed to the success of the region at the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Awards and Installation Banquet. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at the Isle of Capri Casino-Hotel Flamingo Bay Ballroom.
Individuals interested in attending can purchase the $20 tickets at the Boonville Area of Chamber of Commerce Office at the Katy Depot or from current board members.
"I look forward on a yearly basis for this annual event. This allows the business community to gather in more of a formal but social and fun setting to celebrate Cooper County and Boonville's successes. Business life is so critical to the life of any community but especially "small town" America. The Chamber allows us to support each other and work towards each other's successes. I encourage everyone to come to this great event and be prepared to have fun and celebrate those successes," incoming Boonville Area of Chamber President Alan Waldo said.
The night will begin with a Social at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner.
"Join us for a great evening beginning with a social, cash bar and wine bar and light hors d'oeuvres," Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce Kim Alberts said.
Following the dinner, the new officers will be installed and the 2013 Chamber Awards will be awarded. Entertainment will conclude the evening.
In addition, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be held during the whole event. Raffle tickets are being sold in advance of the dinner and individuals do not need to be present to win.