‘Smile’ event set for Thursday; Chamber event includes awards

Business and community leaders will gather in Ely Thursday for an annual event hosted by the Ely Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber’s 27th “Smile, You’re in Ely” day begins with a 5 p.m. social hour at the Grand Ely Lodge, and continues with a dinner and program headlined by Twin Cities media personality Mike Max.
Max works for both WCCO TV and Radio in the Twin Cities and is host of the popular “Sports to the Max” and “Life to the Max” show.
In addition to the keynote speech, the Chamber ‘Smile’ event will include updates from various Chamber boards and the presentation of awards annually given by the business organization. The event is billed as “a celebration of the Ely business community” with a goal of noting“our very diverse and creative business community and the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together.”