Corridor Nine holds “Special Networking & Oscar Awards Breakfast”


Corridor Nine holds “Special Networking & Oscar Awards Breakfast”
Mark Donahue (Darth Vader), Fletcher Tilton PC; Empress Barbara Clifford of Corridor Nine; Karen Chapman (Princess Leia), Corridor Nine; Dave Jacobs (Chewbacca), Office Depot; Henry Tessman (Storm Trooper), Doubletree Hotel; and Dave Bagdon (Jedi Knight), Community Advocate. (Photo/courtesy of Mary Dennis Photography)

Region – Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its members May 17 with a Special Networking & Oscar Awards Breakfast at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club. The theme of the networking event was “Space Odyssey” featuring an Extra-Terrestrial Trivia Contest and a You Bet Your Astronomy Competition. Members and guests were welcomed to the program by the “cast” of Star Wars. Upon their arrival, the 160 attendees were greeted by Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Jedi Knight, Chewbacca and Princess Leia.

Corridor Nine recognized three members with Oscars and the Eli Whitney Award for their innovations, contributions and support of the Chamber. Awards were presented to: President's Award – Peter Dennis, PMD Sales Training & Consulting; Chairman's Award – Barbara Clifford, Corridor Nine; Ambassador of the Year – Jimmie Ames, Avidia Bank; and Eli Whitney Award – Darlene Thorp Yatim, SHARC.

The breakfast was sponsored by Avidia Bank, Charter Business, Clark University Graduate School Management, Dave Kurlan & Associates, Fallon Community Health Plan, Fletcher, Tilton PC, Penta Communications and UniBank.

During the program, the Board of Directors and Presidents Council for 2012-13 was introduced, as well as the Committee Chairmen. Henry Tessman of the Doubletree Hotel was inducted as the new chairman of the board.

Tessman told the audience that, “over the past several years businesses have had to make tough choices of what organizations offer the best return on investment. Corridor Nine continues to show the best ROI for our members.

“New membership will be a key to our future success. A larger Chamber membership means a stronger voice, enhanced benefits for our members and better networking.”

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