Annual Banquet

The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet is a premier celebration each year!


We are happy to announce that the Annual Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be happening in person! Covid-19 has been hard but our community is strong, resilient, and never gave up. So come help us celebrate our community and shine like the brightest Diamond.


This is a night to thank members for their patronage, give out prestigious awards, and celebrate the business community. This year’s theme was Pressure Creates Diamonds, and marks the 52nd consecutive Annual Banquet.


The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce 52nd Annual Banquet will be held on April 22, 2021.


We hope to have the opportunity to share our excitement of the fantastic growth of our Community and the hope we have for the new year with all of you!

2021 Annual Banquet

April 22nd, 2021 | 5:00 P.M.

DeVent Center
4200 W Norfolk Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

*We have taken all the proper steps and precautions concerning COVID-19. Social distancing will be observed and masks are encouraged


Norfolk Oscar Award Winners

Honors Norfolk personalities who have made an outstanding impact on the community.

2020 Norfolk Oscar Recipient : Joe Ferguson
2019 Norfolk Oscar Recipient: Lee Klein

2018 Dr. Michael Chipps
2017 Lori & Scott Williams
2016 Mayor Sue Fuchtman
2015 Stan Staab
2014 J. Paul McIntosh
2013 Mike Flood
See More Past Oscar Winners
2012 Home Builders Association
2011 Dirk Petersen
2010 Norfolk First Responders
2009 Fred Otten & John Dinkel
2008 Dr. Bill Path
2007 Donna Herrick
2006 Connie Geary
2005 Mike Renken
2004 Randy Nelson
2003  Mary VossClayton Andrews
2002 Webb McNally
2001 Bill Gipson
2000 Diane Heppne
1999 Bernie Tremain
1998 Cindy Gipson – Stan Staab – Kent Warneke
1997 Peg Timmer
1996 Grant Arment  Marie Rave
1995 Dick Cross
1994 Paul Piester
1993 Caorline Brown
1992 Roger Shaffer
1991 Marlene Blakman
1990 John & Connie Day, LaVitsef, Dennis Collins
1989 Johhny Carson  Guy StinsonJim Kubik
1988 Fran Shapiro  Les Chaffin  William Bridge
1987 Mayor Carl Maltas
1986 Mike Nolan  Dave Domina  Margaret Robinson
1985 Bill Eddy  Faye Gordon  Dr. Tom Surber
1984 Jerry ArkfeldSteve OltmansLouis Whitmore
1983 Jo Bendin Ed Jurd Wally Truex
1982 Darrel Dudley  Clarence Isaacson Paul Terry
1981 Bill Rosenthal Morrie Olsen  Paul Terry
1980 Jim Mink, Sr.  Roy RobertsonLucky Waugh
1979 Diane Bridge  Maddie Pedersen  Dave Wells
1978 Dr. Robert CoxFred Fletcher, Sr.  Cleo Shaw
1977 Earl Smith  Marie Huck  Ben Thornton
1976 Jean Wolfe  Mary Wright Jack Krueger
1975 Mayor James Miller Allen BurkhardtMaynard Howard
1974 Leo Ringer Warren CookBerle Geckel
1973 Forrest SwobodaBernard DeLay
1972 Cec Emrich  Alma Wickman
1971 Mayor Ed Vrzal
1970 Dave AndersonJohn Grossman
1969 Ed Sharpiro

Thank You to Our Sponsors

GROWING | $1000








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Applied Connective Technologies
Home Instead
The Heritage at Fountain Point




Black Hills Energy

Aschoff Construction

McMill CPA

Divots Conference Center – The Sandbar – Norfolk Lodge & Suites

Eakes Office Solutions

CMBA Architects

Midwest Music Center

Norfolk Area Home Builders

Schumacher, Smejkal, Herley, & Elm, PC

Century Lumber Center




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