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Posts Tagged ‘Chamber of Commerce’

Seguin, TX Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Monday, September 25th, 2017

I had a great time as emcee of the 97th annual Chamber of Commerce Awards for Sequin, TX. What a great community with a heart for servant leadership. Just outside of San Antonio is one of Texas’s best kept secrets!

Rik Roberts Emcee

“Rik Roberts is absolutely amazing. Everything he does throughout the night pulls the evening together perfectly. People are laughing, and having a great time as a result of the way he moves the program along. So whether you want an emcee, a comedian or a little bit of both, he’s the best!
Mary Andrews, Chamber of Commerce | Seguin, TX
Seguin TX Chamber of Commerce Rik Roberts

Chamber of Commerce Fun!

Monday, February 13th, 2017

What a fun group and great time we had in Northern Indiana!

I love performing for Chambers of Commerce. Being around business leaders is inspiring. And, I know they always can use a good laugh. Here is what Steve Kimmel, Executive Director of the Huntington County Chamber had say afterwards.

“I’m sending you a big “thank you” for the hilarious night of comedy you provided at our Annual Dinner. Your sense of humor is spot on with the folks of Huntington County, Indiana. I heard from several people that the entertainment was one of the best the Chamber has had in years. Thank you for driving up from Nashville to spend the evening with us. We certainly plan to have you back.”

I hope to return sometime down the road!

Rik Roberts

One Bullet in the Chamber

Monday, November 25th, 2013

I have a ton of fun performing what I call a “combo show”. This is an event where I appear either before the stand-up show or afterwards as Barney Fife. Guests get an extra suprise and event planners get value added treat.

I don’t know how Elvis impersonators feel when they show up somewhere decked out in jump suits and lamb chops. But I hope they get half the positive energy I receive when I put on the holster and badge. Everyone (except one guy in Houtson) loves Barney Fife and has great memories of The Andy Griffith Show. I get to hear about favorite episodes, chance meetings with cast members and I occasionally get a glimpse of a collection from an avid fan.

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As I roam around I hear the chuckles and excitement. I pose for pictures and write tickets. Yes, most people ask if I have a bullet – and I do! Once I forgot to bring it and I never heard the end of it. “You can’t be Fife without a bullet!” I just told them that Obama took it and there’s not much I can do about it.

Jamestown, ND Chamber of Commerce

Recently I got to do this combo show in Jamestown, ND. The event was for the Chamber of Commerce and was an appreciation banquet for the farming community. I couldn’t help but think of how much we owe to the farmers who are out there in the blistering heat and bitter cold working to provide food for all of us. I grew up helping out on a Tobacco farm. Although it isn’t a food source, Tobacco pretty much enabled our country to develop and prosper. It’s trade value alone was enough to settle many territories.

So, as you light up a smoke or pour milk over your Wheaties, think of a farmer who gives his all to provide for you. And whenevI’ll bring my bullet and jokes to privide a well deserved laugh for these hard working folks.