Chamber’s annual banquet features comedian, silent auction

Special to The Log

The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards & Installation Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Comedian Marty Simpson will perform and 2014 Officers and Board of Directors will be installed.

The following awards will be presented: Retired Military Person of the Year, Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award, Ann Gibson Community Service Award, Business Person of the Year Award, and the James D. Neilson, Sr., Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service.

The event will also feature a silent auction with vacation stays, gift certificates, artwork and more.  Silent auction donations are now being accepted.

The cost is $79 per person or $740 for a corporate table of 10.  Registrations are due by Jan. 10 to 850- 837-6241 or visit