The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership celebration Thursday, Oct. 17, at DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green starting at 7 p.m. Fenwick Wine Cellars is fittingly the event sponsor for the themed evening, the Red, Red Wine Membership Celebration, and members give additional thanks to supporting sponsor Delaware Wave, and spotlight sponsor Comcast Spotlight.
The evening will highlight the accomplishments of the membership, recognize members with 25 years or more of affiliation with the chamber and induct the new president of the board Kami Banks, Banks Wine and Spirits, along with new board members Sara Booth, Ryan Homes; Jim Brannon, Atlantic General Hospital; Jeff Evans, Great Scott Broadcasting; and Terri Mahoney, WMDT.
Todd Hickman of NVHomes Coastal Division will be awarded the prestigious Lighthouse Award. Given to a long-term chamber member, the award honors a member who contributes outstanding leadership and devotion to both the organization and local community.
The chamber will also present each of the five business awards in the following categories: Community Spirit Award - nominees Bethany Beach Books, Cottage Café, DiFebo's Restaurant; Best in Business - nominees Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course, La Vita Bella Day Spa, Mercantile Processing Inc.; Inspiring Business Award - nominees Eunice Carpitella, Transformative Dynamics; Kyle Morgan, Mercantile Processing Inc.; Kevin McCourt, Cogitation LLC; Member of the Year - nominees Jeff Evans, Great Scott Broadcasting; Jennifer Pavlik, The Clayton Theatre; Jim Mace, Tai Chi with Jim Mace; Marilyn Panagopoulos, Ambassador; Richard Mais, McCabe's Gourmet; Terri Mahoney, WMDT; Veronica Bona, Paragon Auto Body; New Member of the Year - nominees Kevin McCourt, Cogitation, LLC; Lisa Daisy, JuiceBox; Lise O'Connell, SendOutCards!
For information about the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, go to www.bethany-fenwick.org.