Industrial / Manufacturer Appreciation Lunch Was a Great Success!
The Weatherford Economic Development Authority, Inc. and the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the annual Industrial / Manufacturer Appreciation Luncheon on February 1, 2006 with over 80 attending at the Renaissance Banquet Room on the downtown square of Weatherford.
The Keynote Speaker of the event was Mr. Eric V. Fox, Director of Governmental Affairs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Fort Worth who was introduced by Mayor Joe Tison of the City of Weatherford & President of the Board of the Weatherford Economic Development Authority, Inc.
Emcee of the Day & Introductions of "BUSINESS OF THE YEAR." - Gary Lightfoot, 2006 Chairman of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce.
Nominations were read and award presentations made by Dennis Clayton, CEcD, Executive Director of the Weatherford Economic Development Authority, Mayor Joe Tison and Mr. Lightfoot.
The 1st annual recognition of the Industrial/Manufacturer
"Business of the Year"
in 3 employment size categories:
Keynote Speaker – Mr. Eric V. Fox, Director of Governmental Affairs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Small Business of the Year - RIM, Inc., Reaction Injection Moldings – Custom Resin Moldings, Steven M. Harms, President for Business Ethics;
Mid-Size Business of the Year - Power Service Products, Inc., Diesel Fuel Additives, Ed Kramer, President for Business Ownership & Product Leadership; and
Large Business of the Year - JAMAK Fabrication, Inc., Silicone Rubber Molding Technology, Michael Hyer, President & COO for Community Leadership & Product Innovation.
Main Event Sponsors: TexasBank and American State Bank;
Program Sponsors: Weatherford Municipal Utility System, Weatherford National Bank and Jerry’s;
Event Sponsors: First National Bank, Bennett’s Office Supply & Equipment, Century 21 Judge Fite Company and The Bank of Weatherford. The Rotary Club of Weatherford furnished the sound system for the event.