Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce to hold dinner

BELPRE – The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 76th annual dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 in the gathering room at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5080 School House Road in Little Hocking.

The social hour with light hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner served around 6:30 p.m.

The chamber will celebrate the year in business.

“We would like our members, friends and guests to join us for our 76th annual dinner where we will celebrate the year in business and recognize those celebrating milestone events plus those making contributions to the community and local business climate,” said Karen Waller, executive director of the chamber.

The keynote speaker for the dinner will be Dr. Katherine Coyner, a 1997 Belpre High School graduate and an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Coyner is a board eligible orthopedic surgeon and candidate for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

As an athlete, Coyner was the first female basketball player at the University of Massachusetts to score 1,000 points and 500 assists and was nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Female Athlete of the Year. In 2004, Coyner was inducted to the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the dinner are $30 each and menu choices include roast beef, chicken cordon bleu or stuffed shells with side items and dessert. Table sponsorship is available.

To register, contact the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce office at (740) 423-8934 or by email at