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Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Board of Directors
Left to right,
back row: Dale Cook, Mona Margarita, President Jeremy Mason, Joshua
Nordstrom, Vice President Mike Latimer, Treasurer Ray Daisey. Front
Row: Chuck Scott, Director Jennifer Rafter, Debbie Ritter, Jennifer
Procaccio. Not pictured: 2nd Vice President Katy Fleming, David
Grieg, Mike Shannon.
After Hours - March 6th 2014
you to Shore Bank of Pocomoke for hosting a Business After Hours
on March 6th with the Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce, Chincoteague
Chamber of Commerce, and Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Great food and great company!
After Hours at All Floors and Cabinets, Inc.
Tuesday, February 25th 2014
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Thank you to the beautiful All Floors and Cabinets, Inc. for hosting
the Business After Hours on February 20th. Just like many wonderful
parties, the guests kept visiting the kitchen where the food and
the cabinetry were perfect.
of the women's costume contest, Emily Nock and Kathy Labbree.
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see more photos of the event, please click on the photo below.
of the Tyson Foods attendees, winners of the best group costume.
Winner of the men's costume contest and Past President of the Chamber,
Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who
participated in the Annual Dinner.
Guests to the 62nd Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner were transported to a tropical paradise the moment
they walked through the doors of the Pocomoke
Community Center. From melting snow outdoors to palm trees
and umbrella drinks indoors, the change was magical. Each guest
was greeted with and "Aloha" and a lei by Esther Troast
before entering the ballroom where DJ Adam Riggin played tropical
tunes. We know he worked quite hard to come up with this collection
that included everything from Elvis' Blue Hawaii to Jimmy Buffet
and the theme song to Lilo and Stitch. (He also played many songs
from his own collection, probably a good thing as our director
went a bit overboard with tropical ideas!) The balloon palm trees
and the stunning colors and decorations in the ballroom were the
creations of Decorating Committee head Amy Latimer and were carried
out by Mike Latimer of The
Cellular Connection, Debbie Ritter of the Worcester
County Commission on Aging, Mona and Violet Margarita of the
Gem Bed and Breakfast at Littleton’s, John Rafter of
Vacation Property Maintenance and Jeremy Mason, Chamber President,
Realty and Regent
Homes by Beracah. Beautiful summer flip-flop flowers were
provided by Enchanted
After a wonderful dinner of ham and pineapple
from the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary,
the awards were presented. Kim Jackson of Market
Street Boutique won the Business Person of the Year Award.
Past president Josh Nordstorm presented the Community at Heart
Award for Chief Kelvin Sewell of the Pocomoke Police Department,
which was accepted on his behalf by Mayor Bruce Morrison. CD Hall
of Hall Realty was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award,
accepted on his behalf by Jeremy Mason, Chamber President and
longtime employee of Hall Realty.
Costume winners for the group costume was Tyson
Foods. For the men’s costume, Josh Nordstrom won in
a stylish grass skirt while Emily Nock of Nock
Insurance Agency Inc. and Kathy Labbree (a former Chamber
board member from Affordable
Business Systems tied for the prize for best woman’s
costume in matching “bathing suit” aprons. During
the course of the evening, generous bidding occurred on the beautiful
silent auction items . Later in the evening there was limbo, and
even the Mayor participated!
The Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce would like
to thank the table sponsors, businesses and individuals who donated
auction items, and the many people who put a special effort into
Thank You Table Sponsors:
City of Pocomoke
Worcester County Commission
Special Thank You:
Amy Latimer & Decorating Committee
of the Eastern Shore
Sponsor of the Community at Heart Award
foto + design
Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary
Pocomoke Community Center
Tractor ~ 9560R tractor replica ~ Take along backpack and
Leslie Brett- Original Watercolors “Lonely Boat” &
“Looking for Food”
Jan Coulbourne– Watercolors, “Life Along the Creek”
& “Ocean Greeting”
Cellular Connection ~ Cell phone Survival Kit~ Bluetooth speaker
~ Gift Certificates
Florist ~ Gift basket and centerpieces
N Home ~ Maryland Crab Gift Basket
Honeysuckle Painted Cottage ~ mirror
Two 40 lb. cases of boneless fillets
John Rafter ~ Heart of Skipjack
Gem B & B at Littleton’s ~ Bakery Box of SweeetHeart
Boutique ~ Purse, earrings and pin
Rafter ~ Heart of Skipjack
Congratulations to Josh Nordstrom, the outgoing President of the
Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce, and to Jeremy Mason, the incoming
President for 2014!
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Congratulations as well as to our hard-working board:
The Cellular Connection
Calvin B.Taylor Bank
The River Gem Bed and Breakfast at Littleton's
Commission on Aging
TD Digital Printing
Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Co
..and outgoing board member Deborah Ullmann,
who has contributed immensely to the Chamber!