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Chamber Membership Banquet
The Union Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual banquet every November. The banquet includes dinner, drinks, the Long Haul Service Award, the Business Excellence Awards, and a silent auction.
Long Haul Service Award
The Long Haul Award is a lifelong service award awarded to a citizen in the Union area over the age of 65 who has served the community throughout his or her life.
Nominations are open to any organization or individual in the community. Past recipients of this award are: Albert Schulte, Inza Conley, Kenneth Wehmueller, Leo J. Peirick, Hamilton Brightwell, Elvis Winchester, L.J. Williams, Helen Thomas, Clifton Schuenemeyer, Ray Arand, Paul Schoene, Mel Goers, Allen Peters, Jack Fraser, Robert McDonald, Richard Hoemann, Luella Hoemeyer, Robert Hansen, Sid Richman, Wayne Rathgeber, Eldo Strubberg, Glenn VanLeer, Bill Martindill, Jerry Borgmann, Ralph Smith, Leroy Strubberg, John Devos, Dixie VanLeer, Larry Davis, Sam Stausing, John Devine, Armin & Norma Klemme, Richard & Earlaine Sandoval, Dave Hall, Dave Sutton, Bruce Templer, & Ken Rohrbach.
Business Excellence Awards
The Business Excellence Awards will also be awarded at the Evening of Excellence Banquet. These awards are given to area businesses and organizations for their significant role in driving Union's business community and economic growth.
Community Partner of the Year
2014 – United Bank of Union
2015 – East Central College/East Central College Foundation
2016 – Union Kiwanis Club
2017 – Union R-XI School District
Non-Profit Organization of the Year
2014 – ALIVE, Inc.
2015 – Scenic Regional Library
2016 – Franklin County Honor Flight
2017 – Badge of Hope Ministries
2014 – Hall Brothers Lumber
2015 – K-D Machine & Tool, Inc.
2016 – Intek Corporation
2017 – Fricks Market
Outstanding Community Project
2015 – Project United
2016 – Kiwanis Playground at Veterans Memorial Park: Union Kiwanis Club & Project United
2017 – Disabled Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park
Date, Time, & Location
First Thursday of November
Social Hour begins at 6:00 pm
Dinner begins at 7:00 pm
Union Auditorium, 500 E. Locust St. Union, MO