Annual Banquet June 24, 2021

 
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 presented by Cen-Tex Roof Systems will be hosted at The Exchange Event Center in McGregor 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, Bobby Whisnand! Venue and CDC guidelines to be followed.

The chamber’s annual banquet 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. This event will be hosted at The Exchange Event Center in McGregor 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, Bobby Whisnand!

 

Where is the banquet held?

June 24, 2021 | The Exchange Event Center | 300 S. Jefferson Ave. McGregor, TX 76657

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 $500. 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?

Marinated chicken with supreme sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, southern green beans, garden salad, roll, tea/water; Pecan or Apple pie for dessert. Each ticket includes one beverage from the bar.

Will there be a book signing?

Most keynote speakers that have written a book will be sold and signed at the program conclusion.

Our organization strives to professionally accept challenges and genuinely follows safety guidelines and protocols in order to best serve our businesses, provide opportunities and safely carry out our chamber’s mission. Our team researches other local organization activity, both inside and outside of McLennan County, before executing plans in order to justify hosting events. Our team realizes community concerns may arise, and the chamber’s promise of enforcement to both our membership and community regarding events is:

– To follow CDC guidelines

– Conduct proper screening at check-in stations

– Provide several sanitation stations throughout venues

– Masks required and monitored at all times, including when seated (while not consuming food)

– Indoor Texas guidelines to be followed according to the event timeline and accommodating a limited seating capacity

– Avoid handshakes

– Proper markings for social distancing throughout

– Safe and socially distanced seating

– Safe and Approved Food Service

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.

2021 Speaker: Bobby Whisnand

Bobby Whisnand is a professional speaker, life coach, and 11-time author with a diverse background in wellness, counseling, behavioral therapy, sports, and sales. Bobby has used his multi-faceted experience to deliver highly energetic and moving presentations to a variety of audiences throughout the US and Canada, including American Heart Association events, corporate events, association meetings, medical conferences and symposiums, sports teams, and awards banquets.

With each presentation, Bobby leads his audiences to build fiery momentum to seek self-improvement, become motivated for immediate actions, and to find the courage to change to get exactly what they want in life.

2021 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 Fredericksburg, Weekend in Waco and A Day in McGregor Packages, including spa, salon, shopping certificates, jewelry, favorite restaurants, hotel stay, dinner and a movie!

All 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 June 24, 2021 (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

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Presenting: $3,100

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 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

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

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 Dec. 7, 2020, 8 tickets, ($650 ticket value) Front row seating

Gold: $750

Banquet Invitation, program, slideshow, social media, publications and chamber website – *Invitation print recognition deadline Dec. 7, 2020; Sponsorship includes 6 tickets, reserved seating and signage on table ($390 ticket value)

Scholarship Recipients: $650

SOLD 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

3 Available, 1 remaining – Sold to Digital Media Butterfly and Award Specialties

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

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: $350

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 2021 Committee!

Chairs Mary Ellison & Regina Martinez and members: Cassie Thomas, Davis Thigpen, Cindy Praesel, Diane Jenkins, Donna Muhlman, Gregg Dungan, Laura Beaty-Burke, Jeanne Rieger and Shelley Williams