Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Of Commerce 93rd Annual Meeting Set For Jan. 29

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting is a night to celebrate businesses and Chamber leaders for their successes. Join the Cleveland /Bradley Chamber of Commerce on Jan.

29, to recognize the accomplishments for 2018 at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.

Outgoing Chamber Chairman of the Board Kevin Moore, Waypoint Financial Services, will highlight the 2018 program year and recognize volunteers. The 2019 incoming Chairman Kimberly Casteel, USA Mortgage Inc., will introduce the Chamber’s 2019 focus and incoming leadership. Other highlights of the evening will include presentation of the prestigious M.C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award and the Robert W. Varnell Jr. Leadership Award.

The Chamber's signature event will be held at Life Care Centers of America Professional Development Center at 3570 Keith St. Doors open with networking at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, annual meeting ceremonies and presentation of awards.

To purchase tickets, call the Chamber office at (423) 472-6587 or register through the Community Events Calendar at www.clevelandchamber.com. Credits and tickets available at certain tiers. Event registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 24, by noon.    


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