The 2010 Focus Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 4, at Traditions, 105 E. National Ave., Brazil.
A reception/social hour has been scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 6:30-7:30. The awards program will begin at 7:30.
This year's event is the first to take place in Clay County since 2004. The awards program previously took place 1996-99 and 2001.
During the reception/social hour, the Northview Knight Singers will perform two songs and the National Anthem before dinner, and pianist Steve McCullough will provide additional entertainment.
The keynote speaker for the event this year is Richard Stamper, Ph.D., P.E., which stands for Professional Engineer, meaning Stamper is an engineer who is registered or licensed within certain jurisdictions to offer professional services directly to the public.
Stamper is the Head of the Department of Engineering Management at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has been an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering since 1998.
Stamper received his Bachelors of Science degree from Rose-Hulman in 1985. He earned his Masters of Science from Purdue University in 1988 and Ph.D., from the University of Maryland in 1997.
His areas of specialization include Kinematics and Design.
Stamper is also the President of Stamper Medical Technologies and has worked for General Electric and Proctor and Gamble.
Cost to attend is $20 per person or $200 for a table of eight individuals, which would also include placing an organization name in the list of sponsors.
Tickets for the event are currently available at Clay County Chamber of Commerce Office, 535 E. National Ave., Brazil, The Brazil Times, Riddell National Bank, Terre Haute Savings Bank and Ted Paris Allstate Insurance Agency, 213 E. National Ave., Brazil.
This year's event is sponsored by Riddell National Bank, IVC Industiral Coatings, Inc. and The Brazil Times.
Focus Award winners
The following individuals have been announced as winners of the 2010 Chamber of Commerce Focus Awards:
* Vickie Mace - Daniel Harris/Lifetime Achievement Award,
* Jennifer Chamberlain - Non-Profit,
* Mary Yelton -- Educator,
* The Emmert Group -- Beautification, and
* PDF, Inc. - Industrial/Commercial.