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This is the last of a series of posts recognizing and thanking all of the valuable contributors that helped make the 2017 Chamber Holiday Open House a successful event once again. It is the continued support of these businesses, organizations and individuals that helps the Chamber fulfill its mission of offering programs, benefits and events to its members, giving them a stronger voice and advocacy and being involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities.
This final thank you goes out to all of those individuals that attended the Holiday Open House. The success of this annual event depends on the continued attendance of all of our members and guests and because they enjoy the Holiday Open House year after year, our members keep coming back, so we give one last thank you to them and we can’t wait to see you at next year’s event.
A special thank you also goes out to the staff at the Pine Barn Inn, which has hosted this event for about the last decade or so. The sales, kitchen and hospitality staff at the Pine Barn Inn routinely goes above and beyond with their service and without their help (not to mention great-tasting food), this event wouldn’t be nearly as successful. Also, special thanks to them for once again donating a menu selection as an Angel Sponsor.
Finally, thanks to two special volunteers – Mary Ann Rizzo from the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, who helped at the registration table with the more than 350 name tags to give out, and Tim Wagner of Wagner’s Trophies & Engraveables, who once again served as one of the bartenders at the event. Their valuable time spent helping this event go smoothly is greatly appreciated. Also, thanks to the Chamber and Chamber Foundation staff — Matt Beltz, Phyllis Jones, Deb Sokol and Jeff Emanuel — for their efforts on the day of the event in making sure that it went off without any major issues.