The chamber has hired the Greg Glick Band to entertain the crowd. Guests at the
event will be treated to birthday cake and cupcakes from Peggy's Place, pizza
from Guzzardo's, and adult libations provided by the Logan County Herald. Corey
Leonard with Shelter Insurance and Joe Ryan with Country Financial will grill
hot dogs with all the trimmings. Heartland Community College will give out
walking tacos. State Bank of Lincoln and the Lincoln & Logan County Development
Partnership will hand out water and soft drinks. The chamber's Young
Professionals Network will have a margarita booth set up for those over the age
"This event is free to everyone," said Andi Hake, executive director of the
chamber of commerce. "We've invited all our members and their employees to come
celebrate with us. We'd also love for businesses and their employees that are
not members of the chamber to come out and be our guests. Basically we wanted to
throw a big birthday party and invite all our friends."
To kick off a yearlong celebration, the chamber unveiled a new permanent logo
in the Lincoln Christmas Parade on Nov. 29. The chamber had an entry in the
annual Main Street Lincoln parade, and among those present for the launch of the
new logo and yearlong celebration were many past chamber presidents; Bobbi
Abbott, the immediate past executive director; and many current chamber
ambassadors and board members.
The chamber's planning committee for the 100th anniversary has worked for
more than a year to ensure that the new logo and the rich history of the chamber
are well-represented in all that the chamber chooses to do for the celebration.
At the downtown celebration next week, the chamber will hand out its 100th
anniversary book, produced by the Logan County Herald.
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The 100th anniversary committee is made up of the
chamber's immediate past president, Eric Graue; Don Peasley,
president; Andi Hake, executive director; and other past presidents
of the chamber, including Donna Boyd, Deron Powell, Patrick Doolin,
Dave Campbell, John Guzzardo, Bill Marcotte, Mary Conrady, Becky
Werth and Bill Gossett.
In addition to the party on Tuesday, the chamber plans to
continue the celebration through the week to Friday, the day of the
annual golf outing, where the chamber has hired The Shake to perform
for guests. The band will begin at 8 p.m. on the pool deck at the
Elks Lodge, and the performance is open to the general public for
$3. Individuals who golf or have dinner at the Friday event get in
to hear the band at no additional cost. Cash bar will be available.
Spots for teams and individuals are still available for golfing
along with dinner tickets.
For more information on any of the 100th anniversary events,
contact the chamber at 217-735-2385 or
The mission of the chamber of commerce is to advocate, support
and unify local businesses for the prosperity of Logan County.
[Text from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]