02/14/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 01:02
The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all our members to the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet. The theme for this year's event is 'Ardmore Unveiled', and we will be celebrating in high Mardi Gras fashion!
This year's annual event will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Ardmore Convention Center. The Mardi Gras theme and celebration of Ardmore will be carried out throughout the event and the energy level is guaranteed to create a memorable banquet. Guests are invited to wear their Mardi Gras best.
The Awards Banquet recognizes the leadership of the Chamber, Tourism, Chamber Foundation and the Ardmore Development Authority. The evening event also honors individuals chosen by chamber members as Outstanding Community Leaders in 2017.
The Bob and Mollyann Cypert Leadership Award is sponsored by OG&E. It is given to an individual who exhibits a positive attitude, works behind the scene to enhance the community, works for the good of the community, is active in civic and community work, and exhibits vision and forethought for the betterment of the area.
The Small Business of the Year Award is sponsored by BancFirst. It honors a small business that has thrived and contributed to the economic vitality of the Ardmore Area. Previous winners of the award include Claudia and Carolyn Realty Group, Henry Roberts Express Pharmacy, Vernon's Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, main street coffee, Rhonda's Catering, Ardmore Plumbing Supply, County Building Center and several other local businesses.
The Ardmore Young Professionals will honor one of their own with the Rising Star Award.
'If you have a candidate you would like to nominate for one or both awards, please contact the Chamber or visit our website for nomination forms. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to consider and nominate those qualified candidates who have made a significant contribution of their time, talent and energy through outstanding leadership during the past year,' encourages Mita Bates, President of the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce.
All nominations must be received no later than February 5, 2018. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.chamber.ardmore.org or printed copies can be found at the Chamber of Commerce office at 410 West Main.
For more information or to make reservations for the banquet, contact the Chamber at 580-223-7765 or [email protected]