The over 200 guests who attended the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Signature Event were all ears while listening to the keynote speaker Mr. Alan Gerry. After a lovely meet and greet cocktail party everyone dined in the ball room with a nice dinner while being musically entertained by John Curtin's Gypsy Jazz Quintet.
During coffee and dessert Mr. Gerry gave his presentation on how he started out as a young man and developed the cable industry to what it is today and then sold it. Over the years and continuing through today Mr. Gerry continues to give back to the community by donating to many worthy causes, developing his entrepreneurial endeavors and one of his most notable successes, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Mr. Gerry's right hand man Darrell Supak then stepped up and gave a detailed overview of how Bethel Woods began and what it has grown to today. Mr. Gerry then finished off the presentation with a question and answer session.
Grateful that Mr. Gerry accepted our invitation, the Chamber commissioned local Artist Elisa Ferracane to hand make a one-of-a-kind gift of an etched glass Angel Tree and hand drawing of Mr. Gerry which was presented by Ms. Ferracane and Ed Nikles. Mr. Gerry was humbled and honored and hoped everyone enjoyed the evening.
The Pike County Chamber would like to thank the many generous sponsors who helped make our event so successful - Granite Associates, L.P., Biondo Investment Advisors, Pike County Light & Power, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Dime Bank as Gold Sponsors, Wayne Bank as Silver Sponsor and Dingman Delaware Insurance Agency, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc., Focus Media, The Harrington House and Grimm Construction as Bronze Sponsors. The following media sponsors include The Milford Journal, Our House/Excursions Magazines & Bold Gold Media. Musical entertainment sponsors were the Hotel Fauchere and Citizens Bank.
The Chamber is hard at work planning another entertaining and educational Signature Event for 2012 and we hope to see more of you there. For more information on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce please visit www.pikechamber.com.