Today is final day for Person of the Year nominations in Bridge City
Last updated 1/7/2020 at Noon
Photo: Terri Gauthier gives award for Business of the Year to Olson Engineering at last years Banquet.
For The Record
Today is the deadline for nominations for Person and Business of the Year for the Bridge Chamber of Commerce. Have you submitted your nomination? There is still time. Put it in a sealed envelope and slip it in the mail slot at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 150 W. Roundbunch Road.
“Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. and can be emailed or dropped off at the office. There is a slot in the front door for after hours drop off,” said Barbara Jane (BJ) Hanneman, director of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. "Bridge City is very fortunate to have such a great group of citizens to be able to choose the ‘Citizen of the Year’ from, as well as businesses that have prospered over many years in our community to choose ‘Business of the Year’ from."
Winners will be announced Monday, Feb. 3 at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce 60th Annual Banquet.
Last year’s ‘Person of the Year’ was owner of COS and former city councilman, Eric Andrus. ‘Business of the Year 2019’ was Olson Engineering.
The banquet this year is separate from the Taste of the Bayou, which will be held later in the year, in April.
A social with complimentary cocktails kicks off the event Feb. 3. at 6:00 p.m. The program with awards and passing of the gavel begins at 6:30 p.m.
“Our outgoing president is Beth Arnold and our incoming president for 2020 is Candace Mulhollan,” said Hanneman.
“It will be catered by Tuffy's. The menu is brisket and sausage and all the trimmings,” she said
The banquet will be at the Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside Drive. Tickets for this year’s banquet must be reserved by Jan. 24. Member sponsored tables for 8 are $160 or $15 for individual tickets. Email [email protected] or call (409) 735-5671 to reserve your spot.
Hanneman said planning is also underway for a onetime event to be held July 3-5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bridge City's Incorporation
“Mayor Rutledge came to our board of directors several months ago and asked if the chamber would put on a founders festival to celebrate the 50 year anniversary,” said Hanneman.
It will be held at Bridge City Community Center and Park. Vendor applications are currently being accepted for both indoor and outdoor booths.
Hanneman said they were most excited about, “lots of fun activities like live music, boat parade, and professional fireworks.”
Stay tuned for more information in the coming months on this historical event for Bridge City.