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Who will be the Kingsport Chamber's next Lifetime Member?

From staff reports • Nov 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce will host its State of Your Kingsport Chamber Holiday Breakfast on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center.

What will happen at the event?

Outgoing Kingsport Chamber Chair Stephen LaHair, co-owner of Chef’s Pizzeria and KAOS Investments, will highlight some of the organization’s many accomplishments from the past year. Incoming Kingsport Chamber Chair Bob Feathers, president of WorkSpace Interiors and owner of East Coast Wings & Grill, will preview the organization’s plans and goals for 2018.

In addition, the Kingsport Chamber’s most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Member Award, will be presented.

How much does it cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend for Kingsport Chamber members, but an RSVP is required.

The price to attend for non-members is $25.

Who sponsors the event?

The breakfast is sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources; Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union; Appalachian Power; AtWork Personnel Services; BAE Systems; Bank of Tennessee; Benchmark Home Loans; Chef’s Pizzeria; Citizens Bank; Cooper Standard; Creekside Behavioral Health; East Coast Wings & Grill; Eastman; Eastman Credit Union; East Tennessee State University; Elmcroft Senior Living of Kingsport; First Tennessee Bank; Food City; GRC Construction Services/CainRashWest Architects; Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes; Holston Valley Medical Center; Honda Kingsport; Indian Path Medical Center; J.A. Street & Associates; Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union; News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities; New Peoples Bank; Phil’s Dream Pit; Rodefer Moss & Company; Santa Fe Mexican Grill; Spectrum Enterprise; Tele-Optics; The Regional Eye Center; and WorkSpace Interiors.

How do I RSVP?

To RSVP, call Nora Davis, Kingsport Chamber communications and events coordinator, at 392-8827 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 29.

“The State of Your Kingsport Chamber Holiday Breakfast is becoming a very popular event and is the perfect way for us to end our year,” said Miles Burdine, Kingsport Chamber president and CEO. “With a huge crowd expected, the breakfast provides to us the perfect opportunity to highlight our many achievements from the past year, honor your Kingsport Chamber Lifetime Member recipient, preview what’s ahead for this great organization in 2018 and recognize and thank our many wonderful volunteers, members and sponsors who make Kingsport a great place to do business, visit, live and raise a family.

“Because our Annual Dinner, which is our primary fundraiser, is so popular and continues to grow, the crowd size has become so large that the noise level in the room makes it hard to conduct official business,” Burdine added. “So two years ago we created the State of Your Kingsport Chamber Holiday Breakfast, where we could promote and talk about our accomplishments in a more focused and attentive atmosphere. And we will continue to celebrate Kingsport at your Kingsport Chamber’s Annual Dinner in February.”

What’s the date of next year’s chamber dinner?

The Kingsport Chamber 71st Annual Dinner will be Friday, February 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center.

Tickets will go on sale in January.

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