Yearly gala to celebrate best of Kent business

March 19, 2014 by  

In a few weeks’ time, the ‘Kentucky Derby: President’s Gala and Business Leadership Excellence Awards’ are taking place. This will be presented by, and is a fundraiser, of the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

The gala will be hosted by the current Kent Chamber of Commerce president, Shellene Cook. Guests who attend will be treated to a champagne reception and a sit-down dinner with wine. They can also take part in raffles and games, or bid on items in the silent and live auctions. In addition, the Business Leadership Excellence awards will be handed out.

The awards are given in seven categories: Education Service, Membership Development, Legislator/Government Employee of the Year, Economic Eagle, Best Practices, Company Citizenship, and Customer Services. Finalists were nominated by their peers or put their own names forward.

This will also be a networking event for chamber members and others who choose to attend. No doubt several Kent businesspeople will be placing a new business card printing order in advance, just to make sure that they have enough cards and that they correct contact information.

The awards will be held at the ShoWare Center on April 5 beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $75 until April 1 or $85 after, and tables of eight are also available for $650. For more information, call 253-854-1770.