The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 2017 banquet kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Dublin Intermediate School cafetorium.

“This year’s theme is ‘Lights, Camera, Action - Dublin’ with a ‘Set the Stage for Commerce’ focus for a green carpet gala/awards presentation feel,” Chamber Executive Director Luanne Schexnider wrote in a release.

The event will start with a social and silent auction with the awards program beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for member and $25 for non-members.

“Suggestions for attire are: fancy formal, Dubliner normal or character clever,” Schexnider wrote. “Come as you are or as you wish you were. Make it fun, make it glamorous, make us guess who you are; anything goes!”

The Chamber Choice Awards categories are:

Dublin Lifetime Achievement Citizen of the Year in a leading role Outstanding Chamber Director in a supporting role Business leader in a starring role Faith in the future of Dublin in a feature role Stellar performance as a volunteer Behind the scenes creativity award Starring role as Billie Kloster Ambassador “In addition to our traditional awards, we will honor special recipients with No Place like Home Recognition Awards embracing these character traits for Dublin: heart/compassion, courage/resilience and brain/voice of reason/decision-making,” Schexnider wrote.

Businesses will be able to decorate their tables to show off some creativity for the event and a chance to win a prize.

“We encourage businesses to choose their favorite movie as a theme when decorating tables,” Schexnider wrote. “The timeframe for decorating will be 4-6 p.m. and tables will be judged by attendee votes. There will be two winners chosen this year and each will receive $100 Dublin Dollars; businesses do not sit at their own tables.”

The Chamber of Commerce President Christopher Garza will be the emcee for the event and David Kersheval, with the Texas Department of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker. Film Friendly Texas will also be in attendance to present Dublin’s Film Friendly Texas status.

“This banquet is always a highlight event that starts the year for Dublin Chamber members and the community in a positive way,” Schexnider said. “It takes a lot of hard work and many volunteer hours from the officers and directors.”

For more information, to purchase tickets or reserve a table call the Dublin Chamber of Commerce at 254-445-3422 or email dublintxchamber@embarqmail.com.