Annual Membership Banquet

Be sure to save Jan. 30, 2020 to your calendar for the annual Greater Hewitt Chamber banquet presented by Cen-Tex Roof Systems, featuring Johnny Quinn 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 $65 each or a table of 8 with reserved seating for $495. Elected Official Visitor tickets are $70 and non-member Visitor tickets are available for $75 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?

Chopped Sirloin Steak w/Caramelized Onions, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fire Roasted Corn, Tossed Green Salad w/Cherub Tomatoes, Croutons, Ranch & Italian Dressing, Chocolate Silk Pie and Carrot Cake

Will there be a book signing?

Yes! Johnny Quinn offer 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 2020 banquet). Attendee names are on the reservation list alphabetically by business and number of seats. A seating chart and ushers will be available to guide you to your seat.

About Johnny Quinn

Johnny Quinn is a keynote speaker and leadership trainer for businesses and organizations of all sizes. He is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Johnny is also a former pro football player spending time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. Johnny has been featured on varies media outlets around the world, such as: ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

When Johnny is not on the road speaking, he owns and operates the Johnny Quinn Insurance Agency, helping families all over the state of Texas with their insurance needs.  Johnny’s newest book, PUSH: Breaking through the Barriers is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Target. Johnny, his wife Amanda and their daughter Amelia, reside in McKinney, Texas.

2020 Banquet Luxury Raffle Coming Soon!

Purchase a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win one of our luxury packages! Raffle tickets are available for $20/each or six for $100, and proceeds benefit the Greater Hewitt Chamber Scholarship Fund. Winners will be drawn at the end of the banquet on January 31st (need not be present to win).

 

Event Schedule

5:30 p.m.

Doors open | Live music | Cocktails | Raffle Tickets on Sale

6:00 p.m.

Invocation | Presentation of Colors | Pledge of Allegiance | Dinner is served

6:40 p.m.

Business Awards & Scholarship Awards Presentation

7:05 p.m.

A Year at a Glance Chamber Video | Incoming President Speech

7:20 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Johnny Quinn

7:55 p.m.

Luxury Raffle Winners Announced | Closing Remarks

2020 Sponsorship Details Coming Soon!

Sponsorships available to Greater Hewitt Chamber members only. To become a member, please visit www.hewittchamber.com/join.

Presenting: $3,000

Sold – Sponsored by Cen-Tex Roof Systems

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, Exclusive logo/signage on stage backdrop, logo on entrance signage and chamber website – Full page ad in Winter Express ($500 value) *Invitation print rec. deadline Dec. 7, 2019; Sponsorship includes 14 tickets plus VIP seating with speaker (2 tables); VIP Meet and Greet with Speaker ($1040 ticket value)

Diamond: $1800

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, entrance signage and chamber website – ½ Page ($370 value) in the Winter Express Magazine; *Invitation print rec. deadline Dec. 7, 2019, 8 tickets, ($520 ticket value) Front row seating

Platinum: $1000

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, entrance signage and chamber website – *Invitation print rec. deadline Dec. 7, 2019; Sponsorship includes 8 tickets ($520 ticket value)

Gold: $700

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2019; Sponsorship includes 6 tickets, reserved seating and signage on table ($390 ticket value)

Scholarship Sponsor: $600

SOLD TO MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NEWS 25 AND MR. ELECTRIC

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2019

5 tickets, recognition on scholarship slide during presentation, reserved seating and signage on table ($325 ticket value)

Silver: $400

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2018; 3 tickets, reserved seating and company signage on table ($195 ticket value)

Bronze: $300

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2019; 2 tickets, Company signage on table ($130 ticket value)

Thank you 2020 Committee!

Chairs Kacie Birkes, Mary Ellison & Regina Martinez and members: Cassie Thomas, Davis Thigpen, Dee Raber, Cindy Praesel, Diane Jenkins, Donna Muhlman, Gregg Dungan, Laura Beaty-Burke, Lucy Witt, Jana Marusak, Jeanne Rieger, Matthew Bond and Shelley Williams