|Chamber's Largest Event of the Year Scheduled for May 19th|
Invitations have been mailed for the 119th Annual Dinner of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. The dinner program, which will feature an exclusive Executive Business Exposition and an update on the activities of the local business organization will take place on Thursday, May 19th, 2011, at the Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites Hall of Presidents on Route 309 in Hazleton.
According the Chamber Board Chairman Lew Dryfoos, III, the dinner will provide an opportunity for local business officials and their guests to combine business with pleasure while hearing about the progress of the Chamber during the past year and mixing with the leaders of the Hazleton Area business community.
The evening will feature the Annual Executive Business Exposition which highlights businesses in the Greater Hazleton Area. Each year since its inception in 1992 the Executive Business Expo has attracted sell out crowds of participating firms. The Expo takes place in conjunction with the Chamber's pre-dinner reception and provides participants and attendees with an informal way to combine the social benefits of the evening, with the opportunity to see some of the goods and services available through local business.
According to Dryfoos, "The past year has been one of great progress and growth for our Chamber and our community. The program will focus on the Chamber's activities over the past twelve months, and the expo will focus attention on numerous products and services available in the immediate area." Said Dryfoos, "We can be proud of the type and quality of products available here, and we at the Chamber believe every effort should be made to focus attention on the firms which make it all possible. Because the Business Expo sells out every year, any local firm wishing to participate should contact the Chamber office today to assure their involvement.
Dryfoos said that in addition to the Expo, the annual dinner will also feature feature the presentation of the annual Chamber/Berger Family Dealerships Athena Award to the Businesswoman of the Year in Greater Hazleton. In addition, Leadership Hazleton will be recognizing their 2010/2011 graduates.
Sponsors to date include: premiere event sponsor, PPL, hors d’oeuvre sponsor is Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, invitation sponsor, OnDemand Energy, “Year in Review” presentation sponsor is UGI Utilities, Inc., bag sponsor is The Wire Guys, a division of Arc Electric, centerpiece sponsor, Eagle Rock Resort, registration area sponsor, Wagner, Whitaker & John, LLC and in-kind sponsors include van Hoekelen Greenhouses Inc and CTC Manufacturing, Inc. $100 program and $25 patron sponsorships are still available.
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