MORE THAN 100 MEMBERS ATTEND FIRST CHAMBER AFTER HOURS EVENT SINCE 2019
On Thursday March 24, dozens of Bainbridge Chamber members joyously assembled to eat, drink, and chat together, in-person for the first time in way too long.
Over the course of two very fun (After) Hours, Chamber Board Directors, Council Members and City staff broke bread with local business owners, nonprofit executives, entrepreneurs, artists and more, all in the name of connection and community.
The event also served as an open house for the Chamber’s recently renovated offices on Winslow Way – and as a showcase of the newly-created Conference Room and Member Spotlight Pop-Up Space – both of which are now available to be booked for free by all Chamber members.
That renovation project was only made possible through the incredible support and generosity of more than 20 community partners contributing time, money and expertise to transform the home of information, licensing, and business on Bainbridge.
As a highlight of the evening, incoming Bainbridge Chamber Board Chair Lani Sordello (Via Rosa 11) honored outgoing Chair Matt Albee with the presentation of a unique trophy featuring 11 bike gears (including 11th gear itself) made by local artisan Derek Stabelfeldt to celebrate Matt’s COVID-‘assisted’ 11-year stint helping the local community kick into high gear.
“It was great to see everyone and get the Island’s business party series started right! Getting to recognize our generous community members for their work in remodeling our offices, and Matt Albee for an unprecedented (and yet highly appropriate) 11-year stay on the Chamber Board made for a wonderfully fun evening.”
Stefan Goldby – Bainbridge Chamber President & CEO
Read more about the Chamber Renovation Project at The Island Wanderer
Photo credits: Dana Binnendijk, Stefan Goldby, Margaret Millmore, Jessica Perkins Miller, and Kathleen Thorne