On February 16, 1950, the average price of a gallon of gas was 18 cents, Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole wafted through the airwaves and the Colby/Thomas County Chamber had just been born.
Well, more like reinvented. The Chamber had served businesses in the area since 1914, but it wasn’t until a generation later that papers were filed to make it an official business league. Seventy years later, we’re still going strong… and we’re ready to celebrate.
Mark your calendars now for the Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Friday, April 3. The banquet will be held at City Limits Convention Center with a theme of Platinum Records.
The evening will begin with a social time at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner at 7 p.m., and we’re encouraging everyone to dress in 1950s style.
The Ambassadors’ Businessperson of the Year, Diplomats’ Businesswoman of the Year, Young Professionals’ Up & Coming Businessperson of the Year, and the Chamber Board’s Community Service Award winners will also be honored at the banquet, and the newly elected board will be introduced to the membership.
Tickets are $35 each or $260 for a corporate table of eight. You can purchase your tickets at ColbyChamber.com/banquet or call the Chamber office at (785) 460-3401.
This year we will be auctioning off items that have been created and donated by our Chamber member businesses. If you would like to donate an item to promote your business and the Platinum Records theme, please call the Chamber office by March 15 or email info@ColbyChamber.com.
Friday, April 3
City Limits Convention Center
Social – 6 p.m.
Dinner – 7 p.m.
Program – 8 p.m.
Tickets are $35 each or
$260 for a corporate table
RSVP by March 27 at ColbyChamber.com or call (785) 460-3401.