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Roanoke Chamber holds Christmas Party

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012

The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Christmas Party on Tuesday evening, December 11. Tim Powell, Chamber president, welcomed those in attendance to the Cottage Event Center and Mike Gibson opened the evening with prayer.

At the meeting the award recipients for the year were announced and Honor Flight 160 was named the Volunteer of the Year. Tenisha Weigalt and the Roanoke Kiwanis group accepted the Citizen of the Year Award in memory of E.J. Richards for his contributions to the Roanoke community. The Cottage Event Center, owned by John and Gale Mann, was named the Business of the Year.

Presentations by Roanoke business owners followed with Tina Thieken explaining the services of her business, Face First Therapeutic, www.facebook.com/FaceFirstTherapeuticSkinStudio, located in downtown Roanoke. Thieken thanked Pete and Alice Eshelman for making it possible for her to begin the business in a building leased from them.

Jason Wray was the second Chamber member presenting. He explained his technology consulting business in Roanoke; visit www.jasonwray.net for more information. This presentation was followed by Robert Goings who explained his services at Next Financial. Nate Reusser of Reusser Design, www.reusserdesign.com, was the final presenter and he explained the upcoming new Chamber website with a video presentation covering www.discoverroanoke.org and the changes that will be taking place.

Existing board members were recognized and the board members for 2013 were introduced. Incoming president Cam Hoy addressed the group, and Powell closed the evening with drawings for the centerpieces created by Roanoke’s newest business, floral shop Dahlia Sage, owned by Donna Holloway.