By Morgan Bryce
Associate Editor

The Opelika Chamber of Commerce’s “77th Annual Meeting,” sponsored by Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep, will be held June 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Bottling Plant Event Center.
According to President Pam Powers-Smith, the event serves as a way to unite and further connect the chamber’s members.
“Not only is it a chance for people to network and see others that they don’t normally see, but it gives the opportunity as the chamber to recognize all our members because they are the reason that we are here,” Powers-Smith said.
During the meeting, Powers-Smith added that they will debut the new 20-Under-40 class and recognize the winners of Ambassador of the Year, Community Partner, Service Champion, Small Business of the Year, Distinguished Service, Spirit Of Opelika and Chairman’s awards.
“…the awards mean a lot to us because we’re working with several hundred members throughout the year, and we don’t always have the opportunity to thank people enough. The part I enjoy most is recognizing people that have made a difference, helped us or the community out a lot,” Powers-Smith said. “There’s really no other platform in town where you get to thank people for doing really great things.”
Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased through the chamber website,, or calling 334-745-4861. The venue is located at 614 N. Railroad Ave.