Trenton Chamber Of Commerce to honor local businesses during annual meeting

Five recognitions are scheduled when the Trenton area chamber of commerce holds its annual meeting March 11th. To be honored are two businesses, two individuals and one organization. Announcements were made today by the Trenton Chamber Board of Directors.

Selected as the Large Business of the Year is Trenton Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Chosen as the Small Business of the Year is Robbins and Black agency / Farmer’s Mutual Insurance Company of Grundy County. Two local volunteers have been selected for honors as the chamber’s “Pillars of the Community.” Doctor John Holcomb and Ron Dougan will be recognized for their long-time service. A new award is being presented this year by the chamber recognizing a group or organization for their efforts to improve the community.

The recipient is the Trenton Downtown Improvement Association.

In addition to the awards, members of the chamber board and ambassadors will be recognized. The March 12th banquet starts at 6 o’clock with a social hour, followed by a meal at 6:30; and the recognition program. There will also be an auction of donated items. Former Trenton resident Jamie Baker, now the instrumental music  instructor at Macon High School, will provide music. The event, using a Mardi Gras theme, will be held in the former J-C Penney building at the Eastgate Shopping Center.

The meeting is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the chamber office. Reservations can be  made by going to the chamber website, www.trentonmochamber.com,  click on annual events, then annual meeting, then reservations.