Comedian to perform at annual Chamber banquet

Published 12:04 am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tickets are now available for the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce’s 89th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet to be held at the Kiwanis Community Center on the South Bypass on Thurs., Jan. 19.

This year’s key-note speaker will be Jim Go-ssett, a comedian and an impr-essionist who has entertained groups such as IBM, Chevron, Johnson and Johnson, and Coca Cola. In concert, he has opened shows for Barbara Mandrell, Paul Anka, Tim Allen, Rita Rudner, and Jay Leno.

Gossett has appeared on Comedy Central and appeared regularly on “America’s Funniest People.” He has appeared at The Comedy Store and Improv in Los Angeles, as well as comedy clubs across the country.

During the banquet, the Chamber will recognize its elementary, middle and high school teachers of the year, its student of the year and present two citizen awards. In addition, this year, the chamber has added awards for small and large businesses of the year.

Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office, temporarily located at 807 CC Baker Avenue. The cost will be $30 for Chamber members and $35 for non-chamber members and $20 for students.