Thursday, September 24, 2020

Networking, Food and Fun at the Chamber’s July After Five

From left: Dick and Debra Shanahan, Nikkie Sardelli. PHOTOS BY STEVE GIMMESTAD

From left: Dick and Debra Shanahan, Nikkie Sardelli. PHOTOS BY STEVE GIMMESTAD

By Steve Gimmestad
steve@coastalbreezenews.com

Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano hosted the Chamber’s After Five networking event on July 15, which attracted 95 attendees, a great summer turnout.

A few new faces were seen along with the familiar ones. This was Nikkie Sardelli’s first After Five event. Nikkie is the newest addition to the Marco Island American Cancer Society, filling the position of Coordinator- Division Office and Event Support. She thought the After Five event was “wonderful” and a “great way to meet everyone in the community.”

Owners Juan and Marisol Cortazar and Arturo Perez outdid themselves. The food was plentiful and delicious. Guests dined on chicken marsala, sausage and peppers, mussels, meatballs,

Guests line up for the elaborate buffet at Ciao Bella, host of the Chamber’sJuly After Five.

Guests line up for the elaborate buffet at Ciao Bella, host of the Chamber’sJuly After Five.

pasta and garlic bread. Many unabashedly enjoyed seconds.

Michael Richards of Sparkle Cleaners won the $175 50-50 raffle. Perry Baptiste won a Marco Island cap from the business card draw.

Sandi Riedemann, Executive Director of the Chamber says “thank you to Ciao Bella owners Juan and Marisol Cortazar, Arturo Perez and the staff. They did a wonderful job and the food was superb.”

The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s monthly After Five events provide funds for the Chamber’s general fund through the admission charge and the sale of 50-50 raffle tickets. For more information on the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, After Five and other events, visit their website at www.marcoislandchamber.org.

 

 

 

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