† U.S. Congressman Dan Boren will be the special guest speaker for the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet to be held on Friday, July 18 beginning at† 6 p.m.at the Grove Moose Lodge. †

† Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the completion of the business year at the Chamberís Annual Banquet. Incoming Chairman Jaime Zellow will announce newly appointed board members and officers.

†The banquet marks the official beginning of a new year of work for the chamber. Activities and accomplishments of the past year will be reviewed and plans for the 2008-09 program of work will be presented.

†Special recognition for service to the chamber will be made throughout the evening. The recipients of the Director of the Year and Bob Uttley Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the annual banquet.

†Over 400 businesses and individuals hold memberships in the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. Approximately 15 committees, some standing and some assembled for special needs, carry out the program of work each year through the use of community volunteers.

† In addition to promotion of economic development, the chamber actively works to promote tourism, act collectively for local business, develop the community leadership, conduct special seminars and community events, sponsor the annual Grovefest, Home and Garden Show,† Harvest Moon Cruise Night, and the Christmas Parade.

†Reservations may be made by calling the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce (786-9079) or through email to grovecc@sbcglobal.net. †

Deadline for reservations was today Monday, July 14th but if you call they will still get your reservation made.