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VW Chamber sets date for annual dinner

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The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 98th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 12, at Wassenberg Art Center.

Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce Board member Michelle Gunter presents the Crystal Image Award to Van Wert Health President/CEO Jim Pope during the 2019 Chamber annual dinner. VW independent file photo

This year’s theme is “Investing in the Heart of Our Community,” and will feature Van Wert County Foundation Executive Secretary Seth Baker; Eric Doden, president of PAGO USA; and Jason Duff from Small Nation in Bellefontaine in a presentation on a downtown development project. 

The Chamber Board of Directors invites members of the business community and Van Wert residents to attend an evening of festivities and networking as the Chamber also recognizes area businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and contributions to the Van Wert area.

The Chamber is excited to host this event at the Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St. The festivities kick off with a social hour, beginning at 5:15 p.m., with appetizers, a cash bar, and entertainment by Ultrasound Entertainment, followed by dinner catered by Willow Bend Country Club. 

The culmination of the evening’s events will include the presentation of the Crystal Image, Golden Shovel, and Ray Miller Awards, as well as milestone recognition.  

The Chamber of Commerce looks forward to hosting its annual dinner to honor and celebrate the outstanding contributions of its members and their businesses. The Chamber’s past seven annual dinners were sell-outs so make sure to register early! Tickets are $50 per person, $95 per couple, with corporate tables available at $400.  

To register for the Chamber’s 98th Annual Awards Dinner, or for more information, contact the Chamber office at 419.238.-4390 or Those interested in attending may also register online at   

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: News