Keene Chamber of Commerce  
25th annual banquet is Oct. 25
October 24, 2016

Seven community awards, including Citizen of the Year, will be presented at the 25th annual Keene Chamber of Commerce banquet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the new Keene Community Center, 1000 N Old Betsy Road Keene.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The meal will be catered by Chef Sualua Tupolo of Southwestern Adventist University.

The ImPLAZAbles, an improvisational comedy group from the Plaza Theatre Company in Cleburne, will be guest entertainers.

Tickets — $40 for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers — are on sale until noon Friday, Oct. 19, at the Keene Chamber of Commerce office, 110 S. Old Betsy Road.

A corporate table of eight is available for $300.

The Keene chamber is asking its membership to help select the honorees for the awards honoring residents that will be presented at the banquet. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.

Nominations can be delivered in three ways:

• By mailing them to the Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 817, Keene 76059.

• By email to gro.rebmahceneek@ofni.

• By telephone at 817-556-2995 and leave a message.

Here is the criteria for each: 

The Community Service Award is given to an individual and/or organization who has given extensive and continued service to the community.

The Community Improvement Award honors businesses for contributing to the beautification of the city through new buildings and/or well-manicured grounds and landscaping, thus presenting a positive image and improving the quality of life in Keene.

The Educator of the Year Award honors one who demonstrates excellence in the classroom and goes the extra mile by being involved in the lives of students outside the classroom. This award is selected by campus educators and administrators. One educator from the each of the four public schools and one from the each of the four private schools are honored each year. The award is accompanied by a $100 check.

The Pioneer Award, initiated in 1999, recognizes an individual or organization whose long-ago contributions and influence helped make Keene what it is today.

The Young Entrepreneur Award is presented to a young business person who has made a commitment to Keene.

Phillip Sparks Helping Hands Award, which honors an individual who provides continued assistance without seeking compensation or recognition.

The Citizen of the Year is an individual who has been a model citizen and given dedicated and extensive service to individuals, organizations and the community on a continued basis.

The ImPLAZAables features live comedy created on-the-spot involving members of the audience. 

Contact Us
Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
Upcoming Events
Keene City Golf Championship
October 21, 2018 at Noon
Annual Awards Banquet
October 25, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

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