Click below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Crystal Narr about this years Annual Awards Banquet:

Crystal Narr

The 2015 Banquet will be at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge building.  “We hold an annual awards banquet every year,” explained Narr, “Which is kind of a combination of the completion of one year, looking back at 2014.  We’ll be giving out around 6 awards for different special individuals and businesses within our community.  Also a fun time for us to celebrate the year.”

Anyone who has been to previous years banquets will be in for a surprise and a good laugh this year.  “This year we are very excited to have a new feature,” Narr said, “Which is going to be a corporate hypnotist.  His name is Brian Powers and we are really looking forward to a wonderful comedic performance by him.”

An individual will pay $30 for their ticket, or $240 will reserve a whole table with seating for 8.  “That all goes back into Chamber funds to help continue community events such as Chautauqua and Holiday Parade, as well as other great events like that throughout the year,” Said Narr, “This year we’re actually doing and additional fun component to the evening, which is VIP tables.  So anybody that reserves their table of 8 by January 9th, is then eligible to bid on a VIP table that is front and center and will have a great seat for the hypnotist performance.”

The 2015 Chillicothe Chamber Awards Banquet will be January 22nd from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Reservations are required prior to the event.  You can contact the Chamber Office by e-mail at or by phone at 660-646-4050.