2022 Chamber Banquet
2022 Chamber Banquet
2022 NACC Banquet a huge success!
The Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Banquet last Thursday and the sold-out event was a wonderful celebration honoring many of the NACC Members. The event was held at the Sycamore Event Center on campus of Indigo Sky Casino and there were 360 attendees present to help celebrate. The evening was presented by Keller Williams Realty and several other major sponsors that made the event a success. Zimmer Marketing was a huge partner in the event providing the emcees (Randy & Jen from KIX Morning Show), producing the Business of the Year Videos, and running the technology for the evening. Our Gold Sponsor of the evening was Missouri Walnut & Black Sponsor was Lyerla Heating & Air.
We kicked off the evening with Social Hour, presented by Zimmer Marketing Group and hor d’oeuvres sponsored by Griffith Motor Company. Complimentary Drink Tickets were provided by First Community Bank. Our beautiful venue was sponsored by Indigo Sky Casino.
The Business of the Year awards, presented by ReeceNichols Neosho are always a highlight of the event. Awards were presented to Neosho Housing Authority (Non-Profit), Oriental House (Small Business), Neosho License Office (Medium Business) & Opal Foods (Large Business).
Citizen of the Year, presented by Arvest Bank, was awarded to Tamera Boyt. The award was presented by Jackie Kenny and highlighted the service to the community that Tamera gave.
Most Improved Business Location of 2022, presented by Associates of Dental Arts, was awarded to Eastside Social for their renovation of the Downtown location for their new restaurant.
The Gib Garrow Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gene Schwartz, Sr. Lauri Lyerla, CEO of the Neosho Area Chamber presented the award with a touching speech about all the aspects that Mr. Schwartz has been involved in since 1966.
Premier Table Sponsors: Arvest Bank, Black Rain Ordnance, Branco Enterprises, Inc., City of Neosho, Community Bank & Trust, Crowder College, First Community Bank, Freeman Health System, K & S Wire, Keller Williams Realty, Liberty Utilities, McDonald's of Neosho, Missouri Walnut, Neosho Freeman Family YMCA, Newco Service, Newton County Abstract & Title, ReeceNichols Neosho, & Zimmer Marketing
Emcee for the Evening: Randy & Jen, KIX 102.5 Morning Show
National Anthem: Karla Boatright
Aaron Cooper with Aaron Cooper Studio Photography for their amazing photos of our award winners & candid shots throughout the whole event.
Hip Hip Array for the photo booth and backdrop.
Forged Waterjet & Silhouette Imaging for designing our beautiful awards.
Live Auction Items: La-Z-Boy Midwest, AMI Radio Group & Agape H2O.
Raffle Auction Items: Briar & Thistle, CL Nutrition, Downtown Nutrition, Freeman Health System, People's Bank of Seneca, Scholastic, Simply Graceful, Teen Challenge, The Rowe Boutique, Trouw Nutrition, Hello Sunshine Market, Newell, Back in Thyme, McDonalds of Neosho, Griffith Motor Company, Newton County Library
THANK you to the 360 attendees who helped us celebrate at this event! Thank you to those who attended and participated with standing ovations to the deserving award recipients, thank you for being patient with the crowds, thank you for staying until the end, and thank you for the many texts, calls, and emails telling us you enjoyed it!
There are big things ahead for 2023 and we are honored to be able to serve in our community telling the story of Neosho.
Check out all the photos here