• 2017 Chamber Annual Banquet

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    Name: 2017 Chamber Annual Banquet
    Date: March 9, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    Cyber Security 2017
    was the theme for the 2017 Chamber Annual Banquet, presented by Tyson Fresh Foods.  It convened inside the Courtyard of Horace Good Middle School, 1412 Main Street on Thursday, March 9th.
        Each year the Chamber looks to recognize its membership for their support and dedication to the community by bringing them together for a night of fine dining and entertainment.  "There are so many things to be proud of in our community and our businesses are a big part of it, said Steve Dyer, Chamber president. The banquet gives us a chance to recognize and celebrate the wonderful accomplishments achieved throughout the year.
       In keeping with tradition, the Chamber presented the esteemed "Award of Merit" to Donna Tanner, Commerce Bank.  She is a citizen that has exceeded the standards in her commitment to the Chamber and its goal of promoting local business.  This year marked the 33rd year of the award, which was kept secret from the recipient until the night of the event.  We will also celebrated Jeana Anliker, Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe as the "Ambassador of the Year" for her contribution to the Chamber as an Ambassador.

         For the 4th year, the Chamber presented four awards to recognize local businesses for their outstanding entrepreneurial achievements, successes and contribution to the community.  Companies and individuals were nominated for these awards by Chamber members, employees and through self-nominations.  Finalists and winners were determined by the Chamber's selection committee following a specific set of criteria.  The Chamber recognized businesses from four following categories:  Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe - Small Business of the Year (1-20 employees); Samy's Enterprises -Business of the Year (20+ employees); Wellespring Family Healthcare - Emerging Business of the Year; and Western Kansas Community Foundation - Non-Profit of the Year.

    Morgan Wright
    Keynote Speaker


    Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at The Center for Digital Government, and as an advisor for several technology companies. Morgan's landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information.
    Morgan has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the U.S. State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world including SAIC, Unisys, Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco. He's a contributing author for the 4th Edition Computer Security Handbook, and has been quoted in 2 New York Times best sellers (Sharyl Attkisson: Stonewalled and Carmine Gallow: Talk Like TED).
    A highly seasoned interviewer and moderator, Morgan has helped the largest companies in the world shape and change markets through effective, engaging interviews with senior executives and newsmakers in the complex world of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. Whether it's moderating a product launch panel discussion with the world's most famous hacker, or interviewing the CIO of the world's largest security company, Morgan delivers with compelling questions and insight honed by 30 years of expertise. This includes over 400 appearances on national news shows where he's been interviewed as well by the best in the business. Discussions and interviews goals are always to inspire, inform and entertain with just the right amount of humor and wit.

    Horace Good Middle School
    1412 Main Street., Garden City

    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    Doors Open At 5:30
    Banquet Begins At 6:30
    Silent Auction Begins At 5:30
    Sponsor tables are available for $500 with seating for 8.
    Individual tickets are available for $50 each.
    Individual ticket deadline is Monday, Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
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