Chamber’s annual banquet set for Oct. 13

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 Denim and Diamonds Annual Awards Banquet at La Cantera Event Center on Thursday, Oct. 13.

The program of activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a mix and mingle cocktail hour. A catered banquet will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, will be the evening’s special guest and keynote speaker.

“The Denim and Diamonds banquet is a great event to recognize the folks and businesses that make a real difference in Harlingen,” Miller said. “I’m honored to be a part of this year’s ceremonies and always look forward to a visit to Harlingen.”

As Agriculture Commissioner, Miller has implemented several positive reforms to the agency.

This includes the restructuring of TDA’s regional operations to improve efficiency throughout the agency, as well as changing the way TDA conducts fuel pump inspections.

Previously, fuel pump inspections took six to eight years to complete. Under Miller’s leadership, the inspection and calibration of all 400,000 pumps in the state happens every 24 months.

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