Chamber Banquet set for Oct. 17

Published 10:32 am Monday, September 25, 2017

AHOSKIE – The Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce will conduct its annual banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Ahoskie Inn.

A social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a guest speaker.

Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations are required by Oct. 13 by calling Amy Braswell at 252-332-2042 or by email at

Steve Gilliland

The guest speaker for the banquet is Steve Gilliland, a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world.

Recognized by his peers as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Cosby on SiriusXM Radio’s “Laugh USA” and “Blue Collar Radio.”

With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation — plus an interactive and entertaining style — Gilliland shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. He speaks to more than 250,000 people a year and has shared the platform with numerous dignitaries. Over two million people have heard him speak, with his audiences crossing over 29 different industries in all 50 states.

As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of Ron White collides with the inspiration of Zig Ziglar.”