The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce’s 59th Installation & Awards event will be held 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m., Jan. 12, in the Lakeview Room at the Pines Resort.
A change from previous installation dinners, it’s the first time the installation has been held during a luncheon, at which time outgoing chamber President Betty Linn will pass the gavel to in-coming President Melanie Barker.
“I’m looking forward to leading the chamber team during 2018,” Barker said. “I like to operate in a team fashion, and feel it leads to more successful outcomes when everyone feels they’ve been listened to and have had the opportunity to brainstorm, which the board will be soon doing at our strategic planing session.”
Tickets for the luncheon are $35 and can be picked-up at the chamber office (40061 Highway 49 - Yosemite Bank building), or make a reservation by calling (559) 683-7766.
In addition to Barker, other chamber executive board members for 2018 are past President Betty Linn, President-Elect Donna Dozier (Trendz Hair Studio), Secretary Anne Driscoll (Branches Books), and Treasurer Dee Ann Smith (Discover Yosemite).
New board members to be installed are Julie Fullmer (Fullmer’s Appliance Repair) Dr. Robert Brosi, DDS, Casey Lucas (Cool Bean Cafe), Christian Mueller (The Redwoods in Yosemite), Wendy Burke (Tenaya Lodge) and Jessica Steele (Grocery Outlet).
The chamber will name the man, woman and business of the year for 2017 at a special event to be announced in the near future. Nomination applications will be sent out 45 days prior to the event and will also be available at the chamber office.
Special guest speaker
Special guest speaker at the luncheon will be Joanna Odabashian, CEO of Keller Williams Westland Realty of Fresno.
Odabashian has served as the Team Leader/CEO of Keller Williams Fresno since May of 2009. Before real estate, she was an elementary and high school teacher.
In 2005, she changed career paths and joined her family’s independent real estate company founded by her grandfather in the late 1970s.
Details: Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, (559) 683-7766, oakhurstchamber.com.