2023 Annual Banquet
Monday, October 16, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)
Join us for lunch, networking, and a keynote speaker. First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce 2023 Annual Banquet on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:30 AM at the Pike Cattleman's Park.
RSVP by October 9, 2023.
About the Speaker
A true American hero, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann illustrates the importance of duty, courage and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges.
On October 3, 1993, Matt was placed in charge of a group of Army Rangers to lead a daytime raid against an eager enemy militia. Matt experienced the horrors of war when he and his fellow soldiers were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu and marked for death by an angry mob. His inspiring story of survival was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the harrowing experience. For his actions on the battlefield he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device.
Matt returned from Somalia committed to teaching the next generation of warriors. During his remaining time in uniform, he worked at the Army War College, taught at The Johns Hopkins University and finally deployed to Iraq where he lived with the Iraqi Army for 15 months during The Surge. He remained on active duty until May of 2008, when he retired after 20 years of service.
Committed to sharing the lessons he learned in the military, Matt draws parallels from his experiences to highlight the importance of leadership, followership, courage and responsibility within any team or enterprise. Drawing on lessons learned as a military and corporate leader and consultant, he shows organizations how to navigate today’s chaotic “urban battlefield” of constant change and uncertainty to build and train teams responsible and resilient enough to handle “strategic shock” — the unforeseen disasters that will happen — without missing a beat.
Unambiguously humble, gracious and warm, his powerful story and straightforward insights on instilling these values stay with business leaders long after the applause has ended. His experiences in healthcare, non-profit, and data management industries have solidified his passion to prepare “average people to tackle incredible things.”
Matt and his wife, Tori, run a consulting company that helps companies develop successful veteran hiring programs. They also co-host a weekly podcast called The Veterans Nation.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER COURTESY OF PIKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, TROY UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS, MOSELEY INDUSTRIAL, & LAWRENCE HARDWARE
PREMIER PARTNER TABLE HOST - $2000
Priority seating with logo recognition on a reserved table of eight. Includes eight event tickets, business logo featured during the event, plus prominent recognition in the event program. (limit to 4)
TABLE HOST - $1500
Logo recognition on a reserved table of eight. Includes eight event tickets, business logo featured during the event, plus prominent recognition in the event program.
PLATINUM - $1000
Includes four event tickets with reserved seating, business logo featured during the event, plus prominent recognition in the event program.
GOLD - $500
Includes two event tickets with reserved seating, business logo featured during the event, plus recognition in the event program.
SILVER - $250
Includes one individual open seating ticket, business name featured during the event, plus recognition in the event program.
Premier Partner Table Host
Premier Partner Table Host (Split)
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