WCCC Chamber sets date for annual awards banquet

Jim Olson

MONT BELVIEU—The West Chambers County Camber of Commerce will celebrate the close of another successful year on Jan. 22 with their 24rd Annual Awards Banquet.
The banquet will be held at Especial Events, 2232 Alexander Drive in Baytown. The event begins at 6:30 p.m with a cash bar. The dinner and awards begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35 and must be purchased by Jan. 18. Dress is “After Five” or “Cocktail.”
The theme for this year’s banquet is “2007 Mission Recognition.” In keeping with this unique theme, CenterPoint Energy is bringing in a special guest speaker. Keynote speaker will be Jim Olson, former Chief of Counterintelligence for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Olson served 25 years with the C.I.A., primarily in clandestine operations overseas. He currently serves as a senior lecturer with Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.
During the banquet several businesses and individuals will be honored. The West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce will present the award to Corporate Business or the Year and Small Business of the Year as well as the coveted Person of the Year award. The cities of Mont Belvieu, Beach City, Cove and Old River-Winfree will also present their respective Person of the Year awards. During the banquet the chamber will also recognize outgoing board members.