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Tickets available for Connect 2020 State of the City address and gala

MADISON – Connect 2020 is almost three weeks away. The annual State of the City Address by Madison’s Mayor and gala event celebrating the past year and future of Madison will be held Jan. 31.

Presented this year by Facebook and hosted by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held at the Davidson Center at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Under the Saturn 5 Rocket, Mayor Finley will review the city’s accomplishments of 2019 and share his vision for the future of Madison.

“Connect 2020 celebrates the connections between the City of Madison, regional governments, businesses and residents that make Madison great,” said Madison Chamber of Commerce Events & Marketing Coordinator Felecia Rodgers.

Rodgers said part of the focus on the night’s festivities will be to spotlight STEM within the local schools. Lockheed Martin will sponsorship of the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund, which focuses on encouraging local youth to study and pursue STEM careers. “This generous sponsorship shows a true commitment to our community and its continued tradition of STEM excellence,” she said.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., featuring live music from Winslow Davis.  A formal dinner and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

The James Clemens Chamber Choir will perform the national anthem, while Bob Jones High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard present our Nation’s colors.

John Malone, Market President at iHeartMedia, Tuscaloosa, will be the Emcee for the evening.

For information about tickets to Connect 2020, call the Madison Chamber of Commerce at 256.325.8317 or email merrill@madisonalchamber.com

 

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