Entertainment named for 72nd annual Chamber dinner meeting

Larry Hoover, Annual Dinner Committee Chair, has announced that reservations are available for the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce's 72nd Annual Dinner Meeting to be held on Thursday, Oct. 10. The Chamber’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest in the state. 

The meeting features the Passing of the Gavel to new leadership, Recognition of the recently announced 2013 Business of the Year, Agro Chem, Inc.; Honoring of Chamber Volunteers, Presentation of the President’s Choice Award, Announcement of the Distinguished Citizen, and quality entertainment. 

The evening will start with an excellent meal prepared by the culinary staff of the Honeywell Center.  The meal includes a duet plate of pork tenderloin medallions; herb roasted chicken, garlic redskin mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and assorted pies.

The Magic City Music Men will be the featured entertainment the evening of the event in the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall.  The Magic City Music Men have been an important part of the Central Indiana community for many years.  The group consists of 20 men who sing unaccompanied music.  Although their roots are in barbershop harmony, they perform a variety of music styles:  Swing, spirituals, and modern love songs to name a few.

Over the past five years, there has been a renewed effort of professionalism and quality.  This enthusiasm has been coupled with a commitment by the group to serve Central Indiana in music and performance.  Music making is a quality approach to wellness and with this group being dedicated to that approach, they were blessed with busy a 2012 musical season.

This ensemble performed over 25 times during the 2012 season.  Several other performances of quartets and smaller ensembles, aside from the entire group presentations, were also enjoyed by audiences last year. A few of the groups they performed for were the Honeywell Center Outreach, America’s Hometown Band, several company functions, business celebrations and large community events.  Some of the most memorable performances were enjoyed over the Christmas Holiday Season.  

Music is one of the best sources to uplift your spirits, to simply have fun, and if you are a singer, to experience health and wellness.  This group is committed to preserving an exciting musical art form, as well as applying their skills to several different kinds of music.  The group is directed and led by local resident, Tony Millspaugh.

Reservations may be made by contacting the Chamber office at 260-563-1168, emailing, or register online at

Sponsors (to-date) for this event at Premier Level are: Beacon Credit Union, Beauchamp & McSpadden, and First Farmers Bank & Trust.  Event Sponsors are: Ace Pump Corporation, Ag Leader Technology, Crossroads Bank, Dawes & Pugh CPA’s, LLC, Duke Energy, First Merchants Bank, FJ Rettig & Sons, Friermood Tire & Alignment, Mutual Bank, Northern Indiana Public Service Company, Quality Electric, Inc., Raven Industries, Schlemmer Brothers Metal Works, Shepherd’s Chevrolet & Oldsmobile, Snyder Industries, Inc., TeeJet Technologies, Wabash County Hospital, and Wabash Electric.   If you are interested in sponsoring and have not yet received a form, please contact the Chamber office.

This year’s Annual Dinner Committee includes Chair Larry Hoover, Quality Electric; Kristi Lundquist, Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate; Trisha Loker, Beacon Credit Union; Christine Flohr, Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, Wabash County Hospital, Douglas Lehman, Lehman Law, Skip Daughtry, Beauchamp & McSpadden; Emily Boardman, Crossroads Bank; Lance Agness, Ford Meter Box Company, Inc., Brad Peas, Agro Chem, Inc.; and Kimberly Pinkerton and Emily Gardner, Wabash County Chamber of Commerce.

Posted on 2013 Sep 10