The Annual Chamber Banquet is an event where businesses in McKenzie, TN, come together to network, invest in the community, learn ways to problem-solve locally, and receive recognition for their achievements. Last year’s banquet was the first to date and was held at The Venue at Waddell Place.

This year, our 2nd Annual Chamber Banquet will be held at the same venue, and food will be provided by Simply Southern from Gleason, TN. We have a total of 32 tables (256 seats) available.

WHERE & WHEN

June 20, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Venue at Waddell Place
940 Joy Sparks Rd.
McKenzie, TN 38201

Chamber Awards

On April 14, 2023, the Chamber Award nomination ballots will be posted. The deadline to submit a ballot is May 26, 2023. Categories include the following:

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

  • The nominee must be an owner, partner, or director in their business and involved in the day-to-day management of the business.
  • The business must be a member of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce.
  • The nominee must be active in the community.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  • A business that has achieved remarkable results and accomplishments within their industry and has moved their company forward.
  • Exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to the local community.
  • Possesses a culture that enhances the lives of its employees.
  • The business must be a member of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce.

NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR

  • Organization must be a501(c)(3).
  • Must have been established for a minimum of five years.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community involvement and accomplishment of the organization’s mission statement.
  • The business must be a member of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to submit your Award nomination.


Keynote Speaker

KYLE SPURGEON, President and CEO of the Jackson TN Chamber

Kyle Spurgeon is President and CEO of the Jackson Chamber. Jackson. Tenn. Before joining the chamber, Spurgeon was vice president of corporate relations for Jackson Energy Authority. He has also served as the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development marketing director. He holds a B.S. in public relations/marketing from Murray State University. Spurgeon has been the recipient of several awards and accolades for community service. Kyle was instrumental in securing Ford Automotive and the BlueOval Project to the Memphis Regional Megasite.


Highlights of the 2022 Annual Chamber Banquet

Attendees totaled 160 last year, and the Chamber Board hopes that number will double this year. Everyone was encouraged to attend the event, so both Chamber members and non-members were present. The banquet consisted of a meal catered by Miss D’s Kitchen, a speaker, and an awards ceremony. Chamber Chairman, Josh Crawford, addressed the crowd with an overview of the Chamber’s events since its opening in January 2021 and a vision for the future.

As this was the first banquet, the Board felt it necessary to award every member a Charter Member plaque for their investment and faith in the institution. This year, the Board hopes to have a nomination process in place where members vote on businesses that meet certain criteria for specific awards. These awards will be geared toward the needs unique to the community.

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