“Share the Magic, 100 Years in the Making” is the theme of the 2020 Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner, which is Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Since the chamber is celebrating its centennial, “we are very excited about the ‘100 Years in the Making’ slideshow that will be featured from 5-6:30 p.m.,” says executive director Tricia Miller.

A highlight of the evening is recognizing the award recipients. Anyone in the community could nominate individuals and/or organizations for the honors. This year’s winners include Mary Dickey, Distinguished Service Award; Paul Ketcham, Educator of the Year; John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, Organization of the Year; and Kim Linkel, Community Volunteer of the Year.

A silent auction will be held throughout the evening, and attendees can also purchase split the pot and envelope raffle tickets.

The evening is “a great opportunity to network and meet community leaders and business owners,” Miller points out.

“We are excited that our annual dinner is the first event for our 100 year celebration. It is always an honor to present the chamber awards to so many deserving individuals and organizations.”

Tickets are $40 per person or $310 for a reserved table of eight. The reservation deadline is Thursday, Jan. 23.

To purchase tickets, persons can stop by the chamber office, 301 Shopping Village, weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or email

Diane Raver can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, ext. 220114.

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