Tickets for the 51st annual Jackson Area Chamber Of Commerce Appreciation Banquet are now on sale. The annual affair will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at the Christ United Methodist Church Family Life Center (social hour, 5:30; dinner/program, 6:30). Tickets cost $35 and are available at the chamber office at 234 Broadway Street from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday.

The primary honorees this year will be Brenmar Construction as the Business of the Year, Premier Painting as the Entrepreneur of the Year and the late Glenna Reed will be recognized with the Community Pride Award. The Beautification Award winners this year come from the downtown Jackson area, with those honorees being The Spot on Main, Kelly Wiley Realty, Southern Ohio Outfitters and Sixth Sense Brewery. The banquet will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Christ United Methodist Church Family Life Center, according to Randy Heath, the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Three long-time members will also be honored for their longevity as members of the Chamber, those being Dr. Craig Green and Associates for 70 years of membership as well as WesBanco Bank and the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs Mental Health Agency, both with 50 years of membership. Also to be singled out will be the new members of the Chamber and those with anniversaries in five-year increments.