- Published on 2016-11-17 19:33:58
was filled to maximum capacity for the Manson Mingle on November 16. The event hosted by Pete and Heather Mathews got underway at 6:00 pm and by 6:30 there were 35 people busy networking.
The Manson Mingle, sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce was developed to bring business owners and community leaders together in a fun environment where they can network and share ideas.
Norm Manly, community volunteer welcomed everyone and introduce Pete and Heather. Pete talked a little about MVP Vintners and how they came up with the name. Next Todd Link and Judy Dai, Manson Chamber of Commerce board members talked about past events and events yet to come in Manson. Ron Trickett shared information about the www.moretomanson.com
website, a tool available to all Manson Chamber members. The Chamber board provided everyone with their vision of where the Manson Chamber is heading. All Manson board members were present including Judy Dai, Todd Link, Ron Trickett, Cheryl Koenig and Jeff Conwell.
"We want to keep cost for the Mingle host minimal so we asked that everyone bring a bottle of wine or a treat", Manly told the crowd. And as you might guess we had way more than we needed! Pete and Heather were very gracious to offer everyone their commercial rate for the night, 20 percent off tasting, glasses or bottles of wine. This was a great time to stock your wine cellar!
It was great to see Eric Fetherstone, General Mananger and Jeff Gerot, Operations Manager at Wapato Point Resort. Eric just took over the helm of Wapato Point a couple of months ago and he is looking forward to Wapato Point Resort playing a major role in our community.
Tom Newell, one of the new owners of Mill Bay Marine was in attendance. He is a very interesting guy so if you are looking for boat storage or boat repair be sure to stop by and say hello to Tom.
Tom Fitzpatrick, Food and Beverage Manager for the Mill Bay Casino enjoyed his first Mingle. Tom hosted the Manson Chamber of Commerce's Night to Remember in October that was a huge success.
Ryan Greene and Tracy Price from COUNTRY Financial Chelan attended their first Mingle and will be the Cambers newest members. Charlie Lybecker owner of Cairdeas Winery was also at his first Mingle. He share with the group that Cairdeas Winery won best of show at the Tri Cities Wine Festival a couple of weeks ago…..way to go Charlie.
It was great to see American Legion Commander Clyde McClullough. He led Post 108 to a very successful Veterans Day celebration on November 11 in Manson. There were several local wineries represented as well as many other businesses at the Mingle.
The Manson Mingle is usually scheduled for the third Wednesday of off-season months. In December the third Wednesday is very close to Christmas so we are looking at December 14 for our next Mingle. If you are interested in hosting the December and January Mingle contact Norm Manly at 509-293-0225.
The Manson Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday - November 30 at the Manson Parks office. Meeting get underway at 8:30 am and is open to the public.