Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will headline the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce's its 27th annual dinner meeting on Oct. 8 at the Sioux City Convention Center.

The son of former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, and brother of former President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush served as Florida's governor from 1998-2007.

As governor, Jeb Bush cut taxes every year and Florida led the nation in job growth. Bush is currently the head of his own successful consulting business and the chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national organization focused on education reform.

His remarks at the Chamber dinner will focus on the key challenges facing America today.

The dinner typically draws 1,200 to 1,500 people.  The first event was held in 1988, with G. Gordon Liddy. Other notable past speakers have included Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the husband-wife political consultant duo of James Carville and Mary Matalin, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, and Washington Post political commentator George Will.

In addition to a great evening out with a renowned speaker, the Chamber’s annual meeting allows the community to witness firsthand the benefits the Chamber brings to Siouxland and highlights the organization's multi-faceted mission.

A video including brief testimonials from area business leaders highlights the Chamber’s activities over the past year. The event also provides an excellent networking opportunity. Business leaders currently serving on the Chamber board, as well as incoming board members are publicly recognized.

The evening also includes the announcement of the recipient of the W. Edwards Deming Business Excellence Award, an award designed to recognize Siouxlanders who have exhibited originality, quality, productivity and performance within the realm of their business.

The dinner begins with a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $80 for members and $95 for the general public. The cost for a table of 10 is $800 for members and $950 for the general public.

For reservations, contact the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce at 712.255.7903 or visit: www.siouxlandchamber.com/chamber-annual-dinner.html