As Mayor Mayson Foster’s third term in Hammond’s highest office comes to a close, the Hammond Chamber of Commerce is celebrating him and his service during November’s general meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday on the third floor of the new Southeastern Student Union.

Foster will speak at the meeting, discussing the many successes that have helped the city grow and develop over the last 12 years, chamber officials said in a news release.

“It’s a bittersweet event,” Chamber President and CEO Chris Brannon said. “We will greatly miss Mayson’s leadership, yet we are looking forward to the new ideas which Pete Panepinto will bring to the table as incoming mayor.”

Registration is $25. Register online at http://business. details/general-meeting-428.

For information, visit the Hammond chamber website or call the office at (985) 345-4457.