The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2004 Annual Banquet Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Each year the chamber, which has more than 500 members in Lincoln County, recognizes the Man of the Year, the Woman of the Year and the Small Business Person of the year. The Rotary Club of Lincolnton selects the Man of the Year, and the Business and Professional Womenâ€™s Club selects the Woman of the Year. A Small Business Person of the Year and an Industry of the Year are also selected.
The program begins at 7 p.m. with a catered meal.
This yearâ€™s speaker for the event is Dr. Charles Petty, who was raised in farming communities in Arkansas and â€œlearned about the importance of family from the school of hard knocks. According to a profile obtained by the chamber, he combines humor with life-changing messages. He was inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame in 1998.
by Staff Reports