Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Industrial Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, October 27th. The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. A pre-dinner networking reception will be held at the Davis Event Center at 5:30 with dinner and the program following in the Virginia Boone Building at 6:30. Representative David Guice (District 113), Representative Chuck McGrady (District 117), and Senator Tom Apodaca (District 48) will address questions about North Carolina policies and regulations that impact the local business climate. Ben Kinney, Publisher of Business NC Magazine, will moderate the panel and questions. Attendees can submit questions to [email protected].
The Industrial Appreciation Banquet began in 2003 as a way to recognize the contributions of the manufacturing sector in Henderson County as well as thank those that support the efforts of the Partnership. Through the years, the event has developed as a time to not only show appreciation, but also reflect on the activities and successes of the year. Generous sponsorships allow manufacturers, members and elected officials to attend at no cost. 2011 Presenting Sponsors are Duke Energy, Forest Commercial Bank and PSNC Energy. Supporting Sponsors are First Citizens Bank, Friday Staffing Services, GE Lighting Solutions, IMOCO, Van Winkle Law Firm and Pepsi.
Invitations will be mailed this week. Each manufacturer receives one ticket to the event. Presidential members receive four tickets, executive members receive two tickets, and general members receive one ticket. If you have questions regarding the event or tickets for your organization, contact [email protected]hcped.org or call 828-692-6373.