Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis will be the speaker at the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Meeting.

The 70th Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership meeting will be held on Aug. 1 and will be presented by SkyLine/SkyBest and Red Moon Catering. The event will be at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone from 5-8 p.m.

An internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and the presentation of seven community awards will highlight the event. Bestselling author, Andrew Davis will deliver the event’s keynote address.

Prior to building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Davis produced for NBC’s “Today Show,” worked for “The Muppets” in New York and wrote for Charles Kuralt. He has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal as well as on television stations such as NBC and the BBC.

Davis has crafted documentary films and award-winning content for tiny start-ups and Fortune 5000 brands. He is recognized as one of the industry’s “Jaw-Dropping Marketing Speakers” and a mainstay on global marketing influencer lists. Davis puts his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style to good use, teaching several business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their cities and leave their legacy.

Seven community awards winners will also be introduced to the audience and recognized with a special video presentation during the meeting. There will also be a formal introduction of six new members to the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, along with commentary from incoming Board Chair David Still.

The community award winners include Booneshine Brewing Company for the Alfred Adams Award for Economic Development; Carolyn Clark for Baker/Jones Woman of the Year Award; the Back 2 School Festival for the Dan Meyer Community Partnership Award; Valle Country Fair for the Sue W. Wilmoth Award for the Advancement of Tourism; The Cove Creek School Solar Array for the everGREEN Award for Sustainability; Cindy Wallace for the Ben Suttle Special Services Award for Volunteer Leadership and Lane Robinson for the Wade Brown Award for Community Involvement.

“This year’s Annual Membership Meeting will not only allow us to celebrate the successes in our business community that have been achieved over the last year, it will also help us start a dialogue about where our community is headed in the future,” David Jackson, president/CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.

Tickets for the event are $40 for chamber members and $50 for the general public. Corporate tables are available, which include seating for 10 along with recognition as a table sponsor during the event. Tickets can be purchased at boonechamber.com.

A $2,500 vacation travel credit with A Travel Story, and local agent Shirley Light, will be raffled off during the event. A portion of the proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will be donated to W.A.M.Y Community Action, to help fund their efforts toward breaking the cycle of poverty in our communities.

Tickets are $25 for an individual raffle ticket or $100 for five tickets and can be purchased in advance at boonechamber.com.

For more information on the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, contact David Jackson at (828) 264-2225 or by email at david@boonechamber.com.

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