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In a couple of weeks, we will have the opportunity to honor local businesses and individuals who have made a positive impact on our community at our annual luncheon.

The 112th Annual Membership Meeting & Industrial Recognition Luncheon will take place on Monday, February 17 at 11:30 a.m. at J.W. Long Elementary School. We are switching the format this year a bit. Rather than having a guest speaker, we will have a series of updates from our local leaders – a “State of Terrell” type of presentation if you will. Attendees will hear updates from Terrell Mayor Rick Carmona, Kaufman County Judge Hal Richards, State Representative Keith Bell, and Terrell ISD Superintendent Georgeanne Warnock.

As part of the luncheon, the Terrell Rotary Club’s president will announce the recipient of their annual Community Service Award. This award started in 1957 and goes to a community member who unselfishly gives up their time, talents and heart to the community they love. This award recipient will also serve as the Grand Marshal of our Christmas parade in December.

Other awards that will be given during this year’s industry luncheon include the President’s Award, which will go to an individual who consistently gives of their time to volunteer for the Chamber, the Old Shoe Award, and an honorary lifetime Chamber member designation, among others.

This annual luncheon also gives us an opportunity to recognize Terrell-based small businesses and industrial businesses who are celebrating milestone anniversaries. As a Chamber, we strive to help our members succeed and want to do whatever we can to support their businesses. We know that longevity in business is no small feat, and we are excited to get to recognize and celebrate these successes with them.

We say it time and again, but we truly are fortunate here in Terrell to have so many individuals and businesses in our community that give back. It makes our job of determining award recipients a bit difficult because there are so many who are deserving, but what a great problem to have! This annual luncheon is just our small way of showing these businesses and individuals just how valuable and appreciated they are. We hope you will join us for this annual event and celebration. Tickets are available for purchase now at the Chamber office at $15 for members and $20 for potential members.


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