Woodland Chamber of Commerce to hold 62nd annual Installation Banquet

WOODLAND – The Woodland Chamber of Commerce will hold its 62nd Annual Installation Banquet on Sat., Jan. 21, at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., and the program to follow.

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce will hold its 62nd Annual Installation Banquet on Sat., Jan. 21, at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. Michael Lewellen, Portland Trail Blazers vice president of Corporate Communications and Public Engagement, will be the guest speaker at the event.
Michael Lewellen, Portland Trail Blazers vice president of Corporate Communications and Public Engagement, will be the guest speaker at the Woodland Chamber of Commerce 62nd Annual Installation Banquet on Sat., Jan. 21 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.Photo courtesy of Portland Trail Blazers

During the program, the Chamber will be installing the 2017 President Michael Green, superintendent of Woodland Public Schools, and his Board of Trustees. In addition to the board installation the program includes the presentation of the following awards:  Employee of the Year, Business of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. “It’s the highlight of the year,” said 2016 President Melinda Pallotta, owner and artistic director of Love Street Playhouse. “We look forward to presenting these prestigious awards in addition to receiving an inspiring message from our guest speaker.”

Michael Lewellen, Portland Trail Blazers vice president of Corporate Communications and Public Engagement, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Lewellen has directed the Trail Blazers’ corporate communications, business communications and public engagement strategies since 2012. His role also includes leadership of public and civic affairs, and media communications concerning Rip City Management, Moda Center, Rose Quarter and Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Lewellen’s award-winning career over the past 30-plus years includes senior positions with Nike, Turner Sports, Fox Sports Net, Black Entertainment Television, NBC Universal, Heart of Florida United Way and other iconic brands in media strategies, reputation management, sports and entertainment publicity, crisis response and brand communications.

Dinner cost is $50 per person with a choice of three different entrees. The no host bar opens at 5 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made at www.woodlandwachamber.com or by calling the Chamber office at (360) 225-9552.

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