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NLR Chamber of Commerce plans annual banquet for Feb. 19

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. A cocktail reception begins at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The event will be presented in partnership with Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Caterpillar, Eagle Bank and Trust, Mainstream Technologies and Union Pacific. Other partner sponsors include AT&T, Baptist Health Medical Center - NLR, Camp Robinson / Camp Pike Community Council and The Hughes Agency.

Sponsored tables of 10 are available for $600 or individual tickets can be purchased for $60 per person.

The program will feature guest speaker James Lee Witt, Executive Chairman of the Board with Witt O’Brien’s and Former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Cathy Owen (Eagle Bank & Trust Company), the Chamber’s 2012 Chairman, will present her administration’s accomplishments of the past year, while John Burgess (Mainstream Technologies), the 2013 Chamber Chairman, will look ahead to plans for North Little Rock’s future.

The 2012 Business of the Year award recipient, Wyndham Riverfront, and 2012 Non-Profit Partner of the Year award recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, will be recognized, along with the 2012 Vanguard of the Year, Tracey Brown of Comfort Systems USA (Arkansas), Inc.

Also debuting at the event will be the Chamber’s 2013 Community Profile and Membership Directory.

For more information, call 372-5959.

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