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April 24, 2014

Marlow Chamber sets banquet for Monday

MARLOW — The Marlow Chamber of Commerce will focus on the town’s local businesses when it host its annual banquet Monday at First Baptist Church in Marlow.

Outgoing board president Jason McPherson will officially pass the gavel to incoming president Chuck King. Awards will be presented for citizen of the year, community improvement and free enterprise.

“The Chamber is important to business members,” McPherson said. “The culture has changed. We’re really focusing on staying local. You can find almost anything you need in this town.”

The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday. McPherson said the banquet is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of the chamber. He said this year’s theme is all about keeping business at home.

“This is our home,” said McPherson, the city’s administrator. “That’s important to me.”

The event will focus on recognizing people and businesses who have pushed for the chamber’s success. The event will  feature a dinner of imperial chicken, green beans with bacon, salad, red skinned mashed potatoes and strawberry shortcake.

Tickets for the banquet are $15 and are available at the Chamber office or from any board members.

With the passing of the gavel, McPherson leaves the board. This is his second time to serve as board president.

“I’ve enjoyed it more this time around,” McPherson said. “I’m more comfortable. The board of directors is a neat deal.”

McPherson said the event will focus on the high level of service local businesses offer. He said it’s important for consumers to reacquaint themselves with shopping local.

“This is something we struggle with,” McPherson said. “We need to focus on keeping it here.”

For information, call Debbe Ridley at the Marlow Chamber of Commerce at 580-658-2212.

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