PAULDING - The Paulding Chamber of Commerce is set to hold their Annual Banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th at Grant’s Catering in Antwerp. This year’s theme will be Denim and Diamonds. Guests are encouraged to come dressed to impress in their best pair of jeans, enjoy a delicious meal and take the opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members and community members. The Chamber will be presenting various awards to businesses, organizations, and members of the community, which include the Milestone Award(s), the Golden Shovel Award(s), the Legacy Award, the Business Leader of the Year, and the Young Professional of the Year. Additionally, Memories by Tawnya will be present to take a complimentary, professional headshot for all attendees.

Nomination forms for the Legacy Award, the Business Leader of the Year, and the Young Professional of the Year Award can be found on the Chamber website. Business Leader of the Year will be presented to an individual that has excelled within a leadership role in a member business. This individual is innovative, motivating to employees and civically engaged. This recipient may have acquired a long-term record of service or may have made one outstanding contribution that made a major impact in their business, industry and/or community. The Legacy Award recognizes an individual in our community that has given their time and talent to build a better tomorrow. This individual does not have to work at a Chamber member business. The Young Professional of The Year award shall be presented to an individual (age 20-40) who is achieving a successful career and has made innovative contributions to their company/community. This individual has distinguished themselves as a future leader in the business/organization. The deadline for nominations is September 23rd.

This year’s Paulding Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet is being sponsored by The State Bank, The Gardens at Paulding, The Union Bank Company, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, Den Herder Funeral Home, Baughman Tile Company, First Financial Bank, and Red Angel Pizza.

The Annual Banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $30/person, and you can RSVP through the Chamber website, www.pauldingchamber.com or by contacting Erica Noggle at 419-399-5215.