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  • Helping our Missouri community grow since 1979

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    103 South Oak Street
    Union, MO 63084



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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 & Pete Purschke.



    Nominations due October 1, 2018


    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

    2018- Craig's Tree Service

    Non-Profit Organization of the Year
    2014 – ALIVE, Inc.
    2015 – Scenic Regional Library
    2016 – Franklin County Honor Flight
    2017 – Badge of Hope Ministries

    2018- Wildcat Foodpack Program

    Uniquely Union
    2014 – Hall Brothers Lumber
    2015 – K-D Machine & Tool, Inc.
    2016 – Intek Corporation
    2017 – Fricks Market

    2018- Artzy Wallz

    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

    2018- Tractor Cruise (John Jasper)



    Nominations due October 1, 2018

    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