By Louie Graves
Tickets for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet are now on sale.
The chamber’s annual banquet will be Monday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Building in Nashville.
Tickets are $15 each.
Noelle Couch, customer service representative at First State Bank in Nashville, will succeed Ouida Terrell as president of the chamber board, and new board members will be recognized.
The theme of the banquet is “Nashville Stars 2015.”
Chamber executive director Mike Reese said that tables of 8 and 16 can be reserved. To purchase tickets or to reserve a table, contact Reese at the chamber office, 845-1262.
Reese said he expects a large crowd this year.
Nominations for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, the Orange & Black Education Award and others are now being taken.
Last year’s winners will present the awards to the new honorees.
Last year’s winners included:
Man of the Year
Woman of the Year
Orange & Black Education Award
Samuel “Reeder” McCullough.
Community Spirit Award
Chapter AM PEO.
Lifetime Achievement Award
There were two posthumous memorial service awards, and they were given in memory of Bill Fritts and Dr. Robert Sykes.
In addition, awards for best new and remodeled business buildings will be presented.
Reese said that nominations were now being taken for the awards for 2015. They may be made by calling him at (870) 845-1262; or emailing email@example.com.
Deadline to receive the nominations is Monday, Jan. 25 at noon, Reese said.
Chamber board members whose terms are expiring include Shirley Hamilton Chalker of Quality Shoe Store; Lynn Hendry of H&R Block; Cheryl Power of Power Pharmacy; and Bill Moorer of Woods & Woods Public Accountants. Reese said that elections would soon be underway for their successors on the board.
Currently serving on the board are Ouida Terrell of Home Improvement Center; Jenny Westbrook of Power Pharmacy; Bill Craig of Howard Memorial Hospital; Will Martin of Bear State Bank; Dennis Green of Heritage Computer Center; Steve Tate of Shelter Insurance; Kristi Chandler of Red River Credit Union; Mary Woodruff of The Printshop; Lisa Chandler of Lisa Chandler Insurance; Drew Moody of Husqvarna; and Wanda Carter of Ivan Smith Furniture.