The East Peoria Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is Jan. 18 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 55 per person.
Awards: Ambassador, Green Company, Distinguished Company, and Distinguished Citizen for the Year 2012
Guest Speaker: Mr. Jim Covert, president and CEO of The Institute for Transfusion Medicine, one of the nation's foremost non-profit organizations specializing in transfusion medicine and related services, and the leader in transfusion medicine in both the Pittsburgh and Chicagoland regions.
While earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Jim was a football first team All-American ( junior and senior years ) and sixth selection in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.
During his NFL career, Jim earned All Pro honors from 1984-1987, played on the Super Bowl XX Championship team, and was selected to the NFL All-Decade Team.
For reservations, phone 699-6212 or at eppcc.org