Dublin Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Film at Annual Banquet


Rachel Tuggle

DUBLIN (February 1 , 2017) – It’s “Lights, Camera, Action-Dublin” for the annual Dublin Chamber of Commerce banquet this year.

On Monday, Feb. 6, local citizens and Chamber members are invited to come and celebrate their community at this dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony.

The banquet will be held in the Dublin Intermediate school cafetorium. The silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the awards and dinner- catered by Granny Clark’s- will begin at 7 p.m.

The focus of this year’s banquet is “Set the Stage for Commerce,” Attendees may wear “fancy formal, Dubliner normal or character clever” clothes or costumes according to the Chamber.  Businesses will decorate various tables based upon their favorite movies. The best tables will be voted on by attendees, and the two tables with the most votes will win $100 Dublin Dollars.

“It’s going to be a green carpet gala,” Dublin Chamber of Commerce executive director Luanne Schexnider said. “[The theme] is “Lights, Camera, Action- Dublin.” We decided to do this type of theme throughout the year in Dublin because of our Film Friendly Texas affiliation that we’ve been trying to work on.”

Representatives from Film Friendly Texas will be at the banquet. The keynote speaker, David Kersheval of the Texas Department of Agriculture, will speak about if Dublin is “ready for its closeup” and present Dublin with its Film Friendly Texas status.

The traditional Chamber awards, such as the Citizen of the Year and Business Leader awards, will be presented with a twist. New this year will be the No Place Like Home Recognition Awards in several categories.

Tickets will cost $18 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. Contact the Dublin Chamber of Commerce to purchase tickets or decorate a table.

“I think [people] should come because it’s a great networking time,” Schexnider said. “It’s a time to see people you don’t normally see on a regular basis. Between the people that are coming and the people that are being honored, everybody walks away feeling good about community.”

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