Dr. Miles McCall will be the keynote speaker at the Longview Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon and Leadership Longview graduation April 30 at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

McCall is an innovative professional consultant and speaker and is founder of Generational Leadership.com, which works with businesses and organizations in an attempt to impact over one million people per year by challenging them to discover and further develop the communication and leadership character in families and individuals.

McCall is currently Executive Vice President of Communications for Commercial Bank of Texas. A published author, McCall served almost 30 years in higher education. He earned his Ph.D in the area of curriculum-instruction, training and development at Texas A & M University. He has a Masters degree in communication and administrative services and a Bachelor’s degree in community and psychology, both from Stephen F. Austin State University.

The annual Small Business Awards Luncheon recognizes outstanding chamber businesses. This year’s recipients are: Small Business of the Year-Baxter Clean Care; Minority Business of the Year-East Texas Review; Entrepreneur of the Year-Jim King Photography; Tourism Partner of the Year-Eli Logan and Family-Owned Business of the Year-A-1 Party and Tent Rental. The Longview Chamber of Commerce will graduate its 32nd Leadership Longview class at this event. Members of this year’s class are: Laura Lea Blanks, The Crisman School; Troy Brown, Thacker Davis Architects; Libby Bryson, Longview Regional Medical Center; Kayla Cantey, Longview Chamber of

Commerce/ Convention and Visitors Bureau; Danny Copeland, CFG Investments; Heath Hamberlin, Bank Texas; Jennifer Hearron, Neiman Marcus Distribution Center; Scott Haygood, BancorpSouth; Terri Lynn Hodge, Texana Bank; LaDawn Ingram; Dr. Pamela Johnson, LeTourneau University; Keeta King, City of Longview; Lane King, Simpson Capital LLC; Rick Matte, The Made-Rite Company; Chapin Miller, Citizens National Bank; Russ Montgomery, Community Healthcore; Rachel Norwood, Good Shepherd Medical Center; Janette Rowan, Spring Hill State Bank; Erik Rowland, Eastman Chemical Company; April Sanchez, Network IP; Saleem Shabazz – Unity & Diversity Committee; Michael Shirley, City of Longview; Roxanne Stevenson, Children’s Advocacy Center of Gregg & Harrison Counties; Andy Venables, Eastman Chemical; Kasha Williams, Divine Care Home Nursing Services.

Tickets are $25 for chamber members and $50 for nonmembers. Reserved tables of 8 can be purchased for $500. To make reservations for the luncheon, contact the Longview Chamber of Commerce at 903.237.4000.