Perdue featured at Ahoskie Chamber Banquet

Published 11:24 am Friday, October 14, 2011

AHOSKIE – The Chairman and CEO of the Roanoke-Chowan area’s largest employer will be the featured speaker at the annual Membership Banquet of the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce.

Jim Perdue is the keynote speaker at this 7 p.m. event on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Ahoskie Inn. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. He oversees Perdue Farms and Perdue AgriBusiness.

Perdue is the third largest poultry company in the United States.  Perdue Farms has a large presence in eastern North Carolina and is one of the most stable employers in the Roanoke Chowan area.  They continue to be an outstanding corporate citizen through their support of local non-profits, civic groups and volunteer fire departments.

Tickets for the banquet are $20 each. Reservations are required by Oct. 23. Please make your check payable to Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce.

Ahoskie Chamber officials are also offering sponsorships for the annual banquet. There are three levels available – Gold Sponsorship is $250 which will include a reserved table with eight tickets, a banner at the banquet and recognition in the Banquet Program; Silver Sponsorship is $200 and includes a reserved table with eight tickets and recognition in the Banquet Program; and Bronze Sponsorship is $100 and includes four reserved seats and recognition in the Banquet Program.

The banquet will also feature a silent auction and a meal.

To make a reservation or for more information, contact the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce at 332-2042.