The Greater Martinsville Chamber and the Martinsville Rotary Club have slated Tuesday, March 12th, for the 2024 State of the City. As in years past, the dinner will be held at the Martinsville High School Cafeteria and will feature brief presentations by the two host organizations. The Chamber will conduct its annual award presentation, and the highlight of the evening will be emcee Jamin Baxter’s State of the City interview with Mayor Kenny Costin.

Jamin Baxter, co-owner of Legacy Business Consultants, has graciously agreed to act as the Master of Ceremonies. Baxter is also the National Director of Business Development for the Moody Radio Network.

Bryan Jackson, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance will once again provide the sound system and background music for the event and professional photos will be available, courtesy of Mike Washington, MWPImages.

Social Hour will begin at 5:30 pm, with a delicious dinner being served at 6:30 pm. Throughout the early part of the evening, attendees will have a chance to bid on a great variety of items during the silent auction.

President of the Martinsville Rotary Club Bethaney Lathem will give an overview of the club’s community activities and upcoming events, followed by Martinsville Chamber board chair, Darcy Quakenbush, with an update on the Chamber’s initiatives and plans. Darcy will assist Jamin in presenting and honoring the winners of the Outstanding Business, Outstanding Business Professional, and the coveted Ruth Rusie Spirit of Service awards.

Mayor Kenny Costin’s interview will highlight the many accomplishments of 2023, along with his vision for the future of our city and what to expect in 2024. Written questions will be accepted at the entrance to the event.

Please join us for an evening enjoying the fellowship of business and community leaders and celebrating all things Martinsville.

This special event also serves as a significant fundraiser for the Chamber and Rotary community activities and provides a $1500 donation to the Mayor’s charity of choice for 2024, the Martinsville Youth Center. The organizing committee makes every effort to keep the ticket price reasonable by soliciting sponsorships and auction items. Learn more about sponsorship benefits.

Tickets will be available at the Chamber office (765.342.8110) or from any Martinsville Rotary member after February 1st.

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