The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual business meeting Thursday, Jan. 11, at the KC Hall, upper level.

The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by the program at 8 a.m.

Jennifer Giesike, Chamber president, will serve as master of ceremonies.

This is the third year for the meeting to be held in January. Traditionally, the program was held in November, but when the Chamber officials changed their fiscal year to a calendar year, they changed the date of the event.

A report on the 2017 Washington Town and Country Fair will be given by outgoing Fair Chairman Joe Maniaci.

Brian Gildehaus, 2018 Fair chairman, will introduce new board members.

An economic development report will be given by Sal Maniaci, director of community and economic development for the city of Washington.

Jane Haberberger, outgoing Chamber board chair, will give the 2017 Chamber report and present awards.

Incoming chair Sandy Anderson will introduce new Chamber board members.

Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased by calling the Chamber office, 636-239-2715, ext. 102. The deadline to order tickets is Jan. 4.