Chamber Annual Awards Banquet accepting reservations


The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for its annual awards banquetJan. 25 at the Palomino Ballroom. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a cocktail hour, silent auction, keynote speaker, dinner and an awards ceremony. Tickets are $40 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. To register, contact the chamber at 873-3836.

In addition to the long-standing Chamber awards, three new awards will be given out: Business of the Year, Business Professional of the Year, and Emerging Professional of the Year.

State Rep. Steve Braun will serve as keynote speaker for the event. Rep. Steve Braun is the representative for Indiana House District 24. A business owner from Zionsville, the Harvard graduate has spent his life working in the private sector. After receiving a business degree from Harvard, Rep. Braun immediately went to work for Price Waterhouse. After a few short years he began his own technology consulting business and grew to over 750 employees and 13 offices nationwide before taking the company public in 1999.

Rep. Braun currently owns several successful businesses and continues to employ people right here in the Hoosier state. He remains very active as an entrepreneur, as he is engaged in tech companies as an angel investor, and he also owns businesses in real estate and agriculture. The representative and his wife of 29 years, Jennifer, have raised their five children in Zionsville and are active members of the community.

“We are delighted that Rep. Braun has agreed to serve as our keynote speaker. As a successful entrepreneur and now representative for Zionsville, we thought he would be a perfect fit for our awards ceremony,” Bryan Traylor, board president of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, said.

“I look forward to serving my district and working closely with organizations such as the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce to make certain that Indiana remains the optimal location to build a business and raise a family,” Rep. Braun said.

About the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce:

The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce is an economic development organization promoting business, professional, civic, and cultural interests of the greater Zionsville area. For more information, please contact the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce at 873-3836 or visit us at


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