Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Marco Island Chamber Installs New Board


Outgoing President Alex Parker, with gavel, and incoming President Erik Condee Photos by Jodi Pree

Outgoing President Alex Parker, with gavel, and incoming President Erik Condee Photos by Jodi Pree

The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the Installation of the 2018 Board of Directors and the Graduation of Leadership Marco Class of 2017 at the Marco Island Yacht Club.

The evening began with a cocktail hour followed by opening remarks and thanks from the Chamber’s Executive Director Dianna Dohm and outgoing President Alex Parker.

“We’ve had quite an unexpected and exciting year. We couldn’t have done it without your help,” expressed a grateful Dianna Dohm.

County Commissioner Donna Fiala gives the Installation Oath to the 2018 Board of Directors.

County Commissioner Donna Fiala gives the Installation Oath to the 2018 Board of Directors.

Alex Parker continued the sentiment, “Our mission statement is to promote a healthy business and tourism climate in order to protect the quality of life in the community. I know that I stand before a room full of testimonials of how we have helped our businesses and community.”

Following the opening remarks, the guests enjoyed a delicious dinner created by Chef Bob. After dinner, the Leadership Marco Class of 2017 was presented with plaques.

Leadership Marco Class of 2017 included:

Dianna Dohm and Allyson Richards with their Leadership Marco 2017 Appreciation plaques.

Dianna Dohm and Allyson Richards with their Leadership Marco 2017 Appreciation plaques.

Mohammed Ahmed, David Batiato, Stefan Bolsen, Wanda Burson, Lisa Conley, Heather Hall, Samantha Kopren, Thomas Mann, Kaitlen Magdalener, Megan McShane, Sue Olszak, Dr. Gerald Swiacki, and Abby Yetter.

Dianna Dohm and Allyson Richards were honored with special appreciation plaques for chairing Leadership Marco 2017.

Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala gave the Oath of Office to the 2018 Board of Directors.

As Alex Parker turned over the presidency to Erik Condee he joked, “I’ll tell you the same thing Dick Shanahan told me ‘It’s just a few ribbon cuttings, some After Fives…a couple meetings…nothing to it’.”

From left: Hyla Crane, new Hilton General Manager Steve Falciani and his wife Nancy

From left: Hyla Crane, new Hilton General Manager Steve Falciani and his wife Nancy

After Erik Condee’s hopes for the coming year and final remarks, DJ Steve Reynolds kicked up the music with Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” to get the party started.

For more information about the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce visit www.marcoislandchamber.org.

Read more about Chamber of Commerce President Erik Condee in this issue of Coastal Breeze News.

From left: Laura Owen, Susan Ackerson and Patty Holmes

From left: Laura Owen, Susan Ackerson and Patty Holmes

From left: Barb Murphy, Tiffany Homuth, Allyson Richards and Elsa Grifoni

From left: Barb Murphy, Tiffany Homuth, Allyson Richards and Elsa Grifoni

From left: City Councilor Bob Brown, Curt Koon and Fire Chief Michael Murphy

From left: City Councilor Bob Brown, Curt Koon and Fire Chief Michael Murphy

Erik Condee (center) is sworn in as Chamber President.

Erik Condee (center) is sworn in as Chamber President.

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