Annual Banquet Feb 24, 2022

 
This signature event is a popular event with an average attendance of 400 or more, which begins with live music, a catered dinner and plenty of time for networking. Our event will be hosted at The Base and will include 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, Glenn Robinson!  Reservations required.

Where is the banquet held?

Feb. 24, 2022 | The Base| 4401 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX 76710

Is the banquet open to everyone?

5Yes, members and visitors alike are welcome to attend! Greater Hewitt Chamber members may purchase tickets for $75 each or a table of 8 with reserved seating for $500. Elected Official Visitor tickets are $75 and non-member Visitor tickets are available for $85 each (open seating). Visitor tables available at $650.

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?

Copped Steak with new potatoes, green beans, mixed salad, French silk pie and New York Cheesecake, tea, water roll, coffee upon request. Cash bar available.

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Regarding tickets: Your online reservation confirms your seat (no tickets will  be mailed for the 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.

2022 Speaker: Glenn Robinson

Glenn Robinson served as President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest from 2007 to 2020. Upon his retirement from the role as President in July 2020, Glenn was asked to stay on with Baylor Scott & White in an advisory role, allowing him to remain active in healthcare policy – an area he continues to be passionate about.

Glenn came to Hillcrest from Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he served as CEO of Mary Black Health System. Prior to that, he held CEO positions at a number of other hospitals in Alabama, Oregon, and Texas. Glenn is a graduate of the University of Alabama, but, like all good Georgia boys, still roots for his beloved Bulldogs. He completed his graduate school training at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a Master of Science in Health Care Administration in addition to a new-found love for a perfectly smoked Texas brisket.

Glenn has more than 30 years experience in hospital and healthcare management, he is board certified in healthcare management, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for both Baylor University and Trinity University. Glenn has been the recipient of a number of professional awards, including being named to Tenet Healthcare’s CEO Circle of Excellence in two separate years. One of his personal crowning achievements has been developing a technique for cooking the perfect slice of bacon.

Glenn also serves on a number of national and state healthcare policy boards, including the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves as Chair of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 7.  He serves as a member of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees, has served as Chairman of both the THA Special Task Force on Medicaid Reform and the Texas Hospital Association’s Council on Policy Development, and currently co-chairs the Texas Hospital Association and Texas Medical Association Joint Task Force on Medicaid.

Glenn previously served as a board member of Pine Cove Christian Camps and Hannah’s Hope Ministries – two non-profit organizations centered on faith initiatives. He also served on the Board of Restoration Gateway – a ministry that operates an orphanage and a 120-bed hospital in rural Uganda. A Past-Chair of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Glenn is an active member of the Waco community and has served on a number of boards and advisory councils, including the Prosper Waco Board of Directors.

Glenn and his wife, Rhonda, have three children: Josh and his wife Lauren, Jacob and his wife Melissa, and Sarah Kathryn and her husband Jordan. In his spare time, Glenn is an avid reader and an active member of Harris Creek Baptist Church. Since his retirement, he spends his time traveling with Rhonda to spend time with their five grandchildren – Pierce, Caden, Colt, Annie, and Elijah – and grilling on his Big Green Egg.

Photo Credit: KWBU

2022 Banquet Luxury Raffle!

Purchase a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win one of our luxury packages! The committee is offering a trip to a Mega Gift Card Basket to your local shopping boutiques, favorite restaurants, hotel stays and more!

Packages are valued at $500+. 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 Feb. 24 2022 (need not be present to win).

 

Event Schedule

5:30 p.m.

One entry location only/screening before entering | 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 

7:55 p.m.

Luxury Raffle Winners Announced | Closing Remarks

2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Presenting: $3,100 - AVAILABLE

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 Express Magazine of Choice ($520 value)

*Invitation print rec. deadline Dec. 7, 2020; Sponsorship includes 14 tickets plus VIP seating with speaker (2 tables); VIP Meet and Greet with Speaker ($1040 ticket value)

Beverages: $2,100 - PENDING

Sold to Clint Allen State Farm Ins. Agency

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, entrance signage and chamber website – ½ Page ($385 value) in Express Magazine of choice; one e-mail blast

*Invitation print rec. deadline Dec. 7, 2020, 10 tickets, ($520 ticket value) Front row seating

Diamond: $1800 - OPEN

Two remaining: Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications, photo booth backdrop, entrance signage and chamber website – ½ Page ($385 value) in the Winter Express Magazine; *Invitation print rec. deadline April 1, 8 tickets, ($650 ticket value) Front row seating

Gold: $775 - OPEN

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline deadline April 1; Sponsorship includes 6 tickets, reserved seating and signage on table ($390 ticket value)

Scholarship Recipients: $650 - PENDING

PENDING TO MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, COMPUTERS N STUFF AND MR. ELECTRIC

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2020

4 tickets, recognition on scholarship slide during presentation, reserved seating and signage on table ($260 ticket value)

Business Awards: $650 - PENDING

Banquet Invitation, program, awards slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2020

4 tickets, recognition on scholarship slide during presentation, reserved seating and signage on table ($260 ticket value)

Silver: $410 - OPEN

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2020; 3 tickets, reserved seating and company signage on table ($195 ticket value)

Bronze: $325 - OPEN

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2020; 2 tickets, Company signage on table ($130 ticket value)

Thank you 2022 Committee!

Co-Chairs Regina Martinez and Lori Robb and Members: Cassie Thomas, Cindy Praesel, Donna Muhlman, Jeanne Rieger and Mary Ellison.