The annual Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 at the Carnegie Library.

The annual Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 at the Carnegie Library. Tickets will be $15 each and tables will be $200 (eight tickets per table). The meal will be prepared by Beefmaster Steakhouse. Dress will be business casual. There will be the presentation of outgoing directors and incoming directors. Citizen of the Year will be named as well as Business of the Year and Junior Chamber Citizen of the Year.

Nominations are being accepted for Citizen of the Year. Nominations must include briefly why this person deserves Citizen of the Year and include the signature of the person who is making the nomination. Anyone make citizen nominations and can do so via email at ballingerareachamber@aol.com, by mail P.O. Box 577, Ballinger, TX 76821 or by dropping off the nomination at 700 Railroad Ave. Petitions will not be allowed.

Business of the Year nominations are also being accepted. Only Ballinger Area Chamber members can nominate businesses that are Ballinger Area Chamber members. Members have received their nomination sheets along with a list of Chamber members.

All nominations should be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, February 9.