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Chamber of commerce to honor nonprofits, businesses

The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce’s largest annual member inauguration and awards event returns on Saturday.

The Installation Dinner and Community Awards Ceremony is held to announce new incoming board members and honor area businesses, organizations and individual agencies who continually demonstrate their respective importance and service to the community.

One of the highlights of the program is the presentation of the prestigious Cornerstone Award.

Vicky Hilling, Chamber of Commerce event coordinator, said the event is again scheduled this year inside the Pahrump Nugget Banquet Hall on Saturday, Jan. 21, with a no-host cocktail affair and photos beginning at 6 p.m.

“It’s just a way to get everybody together and start the year off right and give our gratitude and thanks to everything that everybody does within our community,” she said.

Last year’s Cornerstone Award recipient was Valley Electric Association. The Pahrump Valley Times received the honor in 2014.

The honorees selected for this year’s award ceremony and installation dinner will find out once they are at the ceremony.

“We want to keep a tight lid on it prior to this event,” she said. “With our volunteer award, we kind of look at everybody that does volunteer work in the community and award the person or entity that we think has gone above and beyond their call for the year. We are also going to give an award to our number one nonprofit organization again this year.”

Regarding the installation of chamber officers, Hilling said each year the chamber reaches out to a judge from the courthouse to perform the oath of office.

“We are working to get one of our judges here in the community to administer the oath for our incoming officers, where the term limits are three years,” she said. “The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the installation portion will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the awards will be presented at 8 p.m. There will also be drawings and door prizes.”

As space is limited, Hilling said tickets are $30 per person or $220 for a table of eight.

Just 19 tables are available for the event. To reserve either, call the chamber at 775-727-5800.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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