Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce holds 102nd annual banquet

Event recognizes businesses, teachers
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce holds 102nd annual banquet
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Tonight marked the 102nd annual chamber banquet for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nearly 600 members of the chamber filled the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center at MSSU for the dinner. Tonight’s celebration recognized leaders in the community, small businesses, and even teachers.
Erin Slifka with the Joplin Chamber says “Teachers are very important to our community they’re the ones that are educating our future, our future workforce, so, we recognize and our community has the opportunity to nominate teachers in the private schools in the Joplin area, in Joplin, along with our public Joplin schools.”

Tonight’s banquet also highlighted the accomplishments of the Young Professionals Network.