Annual Membership Banquet
Join the festivities on Jan. 31, 2019 for the annual Greater Hewitt Chamber banquet presented by Cen-Tex Roof Systems, featuring Dina Dwyer-Owens as our keynote speaker. Our annual banquet, hosted at the Waco Convention Center’s Brazos Ballroom, is a popular event with an average attendance of 500 or more, which begins with live music, a catered dinner and plenty of time for networking. The program includes the President’s annual report, a brief speech from the incoming Chamber president, and award recognition for Business of the Year, New Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year awards. The scholarship presentation is then followed by the keynote speaker.
Where is the banquet held?
At the Waco Convention Center’s Brazos Ballroom located at 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701. Click here for the parking map.
Is the banquet open to everyone?
Yes, members and visitors alike are welcome to attend! Greater Hewitt Chamber members may purchase tickets for $60 each or a table of 8 with reserved seating for $475. Visitor tickets are available for $70 each (open seating).
What is the dress code?
The banquet dress code is business casual. Many of our attendees come straight from work to the event.
What is the menu?
Will there be a book signing?
Yes! Dina Dwyer-Owens will have Live R.I.C.H. available for $10 and Values, Inc available for $15. Mrs. Dwyer-Owens will sign books after the event at the Brazos Ballroom entrance.
Regarding tickets: Your online reservation confirms your seat (no tickets will be mailed for the 2019 banquet).
About the Speaker
Dina Dwyer-Owens is the brand ambassador (Head Cheerleader) of the Dwyer Group. America also knows her for participating in CBS’s Emmy-winning hit reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” Dina is a certified franchise executive with more than 35 years of industry experience, 15 years as CEO of Dwyer Group. That business, headquartered in Waco, Texas, now includes 20 service brands. Collectively, those service brands and more than 3,200 franchisees make over three million customer calls a year and account for more than $1.7 billion in system-wide sales. In 2010, Dina served as the chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA) in Washington D.C., the world’s largest advocacy group for franchising as a business format. She also spearheaded the reintroduction of the IFA’s VetFran program in 2001, which now includes some 645 franchisors that offer franchising financial incentives to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Dina is the author of two books: Live R.I.C.H. and Values, Inc. that both share her global message for living and leading with a proven code of values. Dina is married to Mike Owens and they have two wonderful and entrepreneurial children, an amazing daughter-in-law and son-in-law and praying for many grandchildren.
Doors open | Live music | Cocktails | Raffle Tickets on Sale
Invocation | Presentation of Colors | Pledge of Allegiance | Dinner is served
Business Awards & Scholarship Awards Presentation
A Year at a Glance Chamber Video | Incoming President Speech
Keynote Speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens
Luxury Raffle Winners Announced | Closing Remarks
Sold – Sponsored by Cen-Tex Roof Systems
COMPANY LOGO INCLUDED ON: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, entrance signage, chamber website. Sponsorship includes 8 seats, VIP seating with the speaker & VIP Meet and Greet with Speaker
COMPANY LOGO INCLUDED ON: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, entrance signage, chamber website. Sponsorship includes 8 seats and VIP seating.
COMPANY LOGO INCLUDED ON: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 8, 2017. Sponsorship includes 7 seats.
COMPANY LOGO INCLUDED ON: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and website. Sponsorship includes 6 seats.
Scholarship Sponsor: $535
SOLD TO MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NEWS CHANNEL 25 KXXV AND MR. ELECTRIC
COMPANY LOGO INCLUDED ON: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and website. Sponsorship includes 4 seats.
COMPANY NAME INCLUDED ON: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and website. Sponsorship includes 3 seats, reserved seating and company signage on table.
COMPANY NAME INCLUDED ON:Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and website. 1 ticket, Company signage on table
Thank you 2019 Committee!
Chairs Mary Ellison & Regina Martinez and members: Cassie Thomas, Dee Raber, Cindy Praesel, Dawn Kostohryz, Donna Muhlman & Gregg Dungan