Battle of the Sexes – Chamber Style

This Wednesday is St. Patrick’s Day.  And the Manatee Chamber of Commerce plans to celebrate in style with a Business After Business at the Polo Grill & Bar.

In addition to the usual fantastic networking, our “celebrity bartenders” will be serving up drinks.  Since we’ve got half men and half women, Marie couldn’t resist turning it into a  guys vs. girls contest!  We’ll be pitting Bob Bartz, Stewart Moon, Chris Pennewill, and John Rice against Jacki Dezelski, Jan Hatfield, Trudy Moon and Marie Pender.

In my opinion, it’s no contest at all.  And I’m not just saying that because I’m female!

Psychological and marketing studies have proven that a picture of a woman will be clicked on more often than a picture of a man.  Why?  Because men prefer pictures of women and women don’t care which they click on.   I’m betting the same is true of bartending.

I hope you’ll be there to prove me right… or wrong!

Polo Grill & Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop; Lakewood Ranch
Wednesday, March 17
5:00pm – 7:00pm

PS – folks wearing green (underwear doesn’t count) will be eligible for special door prizes!

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Spring Time = Spring Fling Time!

With all this cold weather, it’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner.  To help usher in this wonderful time of year, the Manatee Chamber is holding the Spring Fling Business Expo on Thursday, March 4th, at our Lakewood Ranch Office at the McClure Center.  Last year’s event was so much fun that we just had to do it again!  This year, though, we’re adding even more fun by holding a silent auction featuring items from many of our participating members.   I’m talking jewelry, vacations, restaurants, specialty services, and so much more!  We’ll also have Suncoast Gem Lab onsite to weigh your gold and write you a check…on the spot.  There is going to be so much going on you won’t want to miss anything!  And best of all, there is no cost to attend this event.

So come on out and join me for complimentary appetizers, music, cash bar, an opportunity to win some wonderful auction items, and network with hundreds of Chamber members and guests.  I hope to see you on Thursday, March 4th, from 4:00-7:00 PM, at our Lakewood Ranch Office at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court.