Chamber banquet

Cutline: Chamber banquet committee volunteers had fun considering an array of ideas for this year’s décor. They are working with the theme, “Charting a Course for Success,” and are doing that very thing. Committee members include (L-R) Loretta Patschke, Carol VanderDys, Banquet Chair Deborah Parker (seated), Diana Phillips, Nancci Burgess, Tammy Eulenfeld, Ella Jez, (not pictured) Regina Carlson and Charlotte Albert. Courtesy photo

The annual Chamber and Community Awards banquet is set for Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Williamson County Expo Center. 

The banquet is Taylor’s premier leadership event as it highlights the community’s most-accomplished businesses, dignitaries and volunteers. 

“It’s is a time for leaders from across the community, whether they are elected, business-related or volunteer to come together and celebrate Taylor’s future,” Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce President Tia Rae Stone said. 

 “Charting a Course for Success” is the theme and the Chamber’s banquet committee, led by Deborah Parker of Citizens Bank is planning quite an event.

“We will have delicious food and a silent auction featuring fun and unique Taylor experiences,” she said. “We encourage businesses to get their sponsorships early for this amazing celebration of our community.”

Working on this year’s banquet under Parker’s leadership is the committee which includes Charlotte Albert, Ella Jez, Regina Carlson, Carol VanderDys, Tammy Eulenfeld, Stacey Smith, Nancci Burgess, Diana Phillips and Loretta Patschke.

Sponsorships are available and are the only ways to reserve seats together. Platinum sponsors reserve tables for 10 and receive a variety of signs and other benefits throughout the evening. Individual tickets are on sale for $45 each. Ticket sales must end on Jan. 3 to get proper numbers to the caterer.

A gold sponsor reserves a table for 10 for $750 and silver sponsors reserve five seats at a shared table for $450. All sponsors are recognized in the program and on table signs.

Sponsor reservation tickets are available at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main. St. or by calling 512-352-6364.

The first half-hour of the event will feature a silent auction for fun and unique Taylor experiences as well as time for guests to meet and network with one another. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9.

It will include a variety of awards including citizen of the year, businesswoman of the year and Chamber awards recognizing the volunteers and businesses that make the Chamber strong.

To learn more, go online to and click on the 2020 Banquet tab, email or call 512-352-6364.

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