The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce’s 46th Annual Banquet is coming up on Feb. 8 at Norley Hall.
Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and banquet at 7 p.m. This year’s dinner is catered by Mike and Pat Harding with Big Ox BBQ & Catering, with a no-host bar provided by Ed’s Tavern.
“In addition to a wonderful catered dinner, we look forward to the keynote speaker Mark Matteson, an internationally renowned idea reporter, business humorist, and thought leader,” says Molly Bock CofC executive secretary. “He has been called a Street Scholar, Idea Reporter, and Insightful Business Humorist.”
Matteson’s topic will be Raising the Bar in 2011. To find out more about Matteson, you are encouraged to check out his website on the Internet at www.mattesonavenue.com.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
With a light agenda and a light council the Monday evening meeting went fairly fast.
Mayor John Shevlin and Councilwoman Wendy Judisch were both absent, with permission, leaving Sandy Syvertson chairman to run the meeting with aldermen Wally McHenry and Karla Breding.
There was discussion and eventual voting action (passed) on R-1037 dealing with a revolving loan of $6,000 to the Pondera Regional Port Authority.
The full resolution may be viewed by interested parties at city hall during normal working hours.
On another passing vote, with a recommendation from Syvertson, Krista Keiper OTR/L and Jamey Byrnes, manager of the local IGA store, were appointed to the Park & Recreation board.
On Jan. 21, letters were mailed to voters who had previously signed up for the annual or permanent absentee list, requesting the voter to update their address in order to receive their ballots by absentee for elections through January of 2012.
Even though the law refers to the list as “permanent” absentees, the voter needs to return an annual letter confirming the voter’s mailing address before an absentee ballot can be mailed to the voter.
The ballot can only be mailed once the confirmation card is received back from the voter. Often voters move or will be away from their regular mailing address during the election cycle and the confirmation letter ensures that the voter has the opportunity to specify the correct mailing address for each election.