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64th Annual IB Chamber Installation Dinner was held Saturday Night

Jun 28, 2015 06:17PM ● By Paul Spear
The 64th Annual Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner was held Saturday Night. Earlier I reported that proceeds from the auction were going towards the 4th of July Fireworks Show. I have been told that might have been incorrectly reported.

There was a lot of excitement in the air Saturday night as the 64th Annual Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner held at the Dempsey Holder Safety Center.
Excellent appetizers and mixing started off the fun dinner. When I walked in the room you couldn't help but have your breath taken by all the time and work that went into decorating the room for dinner. It felt like a night at the Oscars or you were in a night out with the stars as there were silver stars hung down from the ceiling and miniature Oscar Style statues on every table.

The Dinner was fantastic as well with your choice of Prime Rib or Salmon for the main course and the desserts were mouth watering and decadent.

After the dinner they held an auction.. The highlight of the auction was when a package was put up for bidding to have "Dinner with the Imperial Beach Fire Department" was auctioned off. The winning bid for that was $600 and got everyone into the spirit of bidding for the other prizes and gifts that were auction off after that.

After dinner everyone broke to go outside for dancing with to a great music played by a DJ and the new Board for the Chamber was sworn in.

I'd especially like to thank the sponsors of the dinner who made it possible and specificially EDDO who was nice enough to give me a $75 ticket to attend the event.

Below is list of the newly elected Executive Board for 2015-2016 and the newly elected Board of Directors for 2015 – 2017.

Executive Board of Directors, 2015-2016:

President:           Mike Osborne- IB Pet Hospital

Vice President:    Karen Odermatt- Mobile Notary

Secretary:           Open Seat

Treasurer:           Jim Mickelson-  Realty Source

BID Chairperson: Christine LaPausky- D'ames Day Spa

Board of Directors, 2015-2017:

                                    Steve Berry- IB Printing

                                    George Braudaway- All-Phase Drywall

                                    Tim Earp- Pier South Hotel

                                    William Landry- Fleet Reserve Unit Post 287

                                    Erika Lowery- Associate Member

                                    Kim Paris- IB Beautiful

                                    Aaron Ruiz- Boys & Girls Clubs of South County

                                    Marco Topete- EDCO


Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board and new Board of Directors (whose terms will begin on July 1, 2015) and thank you to all of this year’s candidates.  I also would like to thank the IB Chamber of Commerce for all they do to support all of IB's Small Businesses. If we don't support and keep our small business we will end up over developed by chain stores.

Paul Spear, Editor

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