A Night to Remember: South Windsor Chamber Holiday Gala 2023

Dec 13, 2023

On the enchanting evening of December 5th, the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce hosted a Holiday Gala that set the stage for a night of celebration, recognition, and joy at the Lodge at Maneeley’s. The event was a resounding success, thanks to the vibrant presence of all who attended, adding their festive spirit to the occasion.

The festivities kicked off with a delectable cocktail-style dinner, setting the tone for an evening of camaraderie and connection. Attendees were treated to a delightful blend of activities that included not only the anticipated business awards but also an engaging auction, networking opportunities, dancing, and plenty of mingling. The air was filled with excitement as the community came together to celebrate the holiday season in style.

Heartfelt gratitude is extended to the dedicated Gala committee, with special recognition for the exceptional efforts of Liliana Serrano-Fernandez and Victor Dorobantu. Their meticulous planning and hard work behind the scenes undoubtedly played a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success.

The South Windsor Chamber was proud to have Get Beyond as the event sponsor, whose generous support added an extra layer of magic to the festivities. Their commitment to the local community and the success of the gala did not go unnoticed.

DJ Butters kept the energy high with a fantastic selection of music, turning the gala into a lively dance floor. The 360 photo booth, courtesy of DJ Butters, provided a playful and memorable element, capturing moments of joy and laughter throughout the night.

A special nod goes to Fred Astaire Dance Studio for contributing to the evening’s charm by providing a fun dance lesson and keeping the dance floor alive with their infectious enthusiasm.

Capturing the magic of the night were the talented event photographers, Saint-Onge Portrait & Hannah Schweitzer, who ensured that every memorable moment was immortalized.

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the 2023 Business Awards recipients, recognizing outstanding contributions to the South Windsor business community:

  • Small Business of the Year: Sallyz Center for Autism
  • Family Business of the Year: Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
  • Business of the Year: Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
  • Community Action Award: South Windsor Fire Department
  • Business Person of the Year: Kim Lachapelle, The Max Challenge of South Windsor

Congratulations to all the deserving awardees for their dedication, innovation, and positive impact on the local business landscape.

As the night came to a close, it left behind memories of a magical celebration that brought the South Windsor community closer together. The Holiday Gala of 2023 will be remembered not only for the awards and recognitions but also for the laughter, dance, and connections forged, making it a truly unforgettable evening.

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