Chamber of Commerce brings community together tonight

Ponca City Now - January 29, 2014 1:41 pm

460 people will attend the Chamber of Commerce’s banquet tonight.

This is the 120th banquet and tickets sold out on Tuesday.

Chamber president, Rich Cantillion said many Poncan’s are honored at the banquet.

“Every year at our banquet we honor various citizens of Ponca City that have contributed a lot to our community," Cantillion said. "For example, we’ll have Outstanding Citizen, we’ll have Volunteer of the Year. We will also have other awards, we’ll honor a city employee thats been outstanding, we’ll have the Larry Hughes Leadership Award.”

The most prestigious award is Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Cantillion said they will talk about the success of 2013 and what they are looking forward to in 2014.

Tickets where available to the public, but Cantillion said 99 percent of attendees are Chamber members.

The Chamber will also be thanking 2013 Chamber chair, Natalie Fraser and introducing new chair, Barry Bickle.

Cantillion said this will be Bickle’s second year to serve, which has never happened before.

“Barry said I would love and be honored to do that, so he’s doing that," Cantillion said. "He is Vice President at Eastman National Bank and just been a great community person.”

Bickle volunteered because Dr. Steve Tiger, who was next in line to be chair took a position in Tulsa.

There will be a reception for ticket holders at RCB Bank downtown from 4 to 6.

The banquet begins at 6:30 at Phillips 66.


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