Friday, October 22, 2010

Bridge Networking Group Holiday Business Trade show

By Michele Andre

This event will benefit the Gifts for Hope program. This program provides holiday gifts for children from several different agencies and groups who otherwise will not have gifts for the holidays.For more information on this program please visit Gifts for Hope.

Holiday Business Trade Show
Thursday November 18th
11-2 PM
Royal Palm Yacht Club 
2360 West First St
Everyone will have the special price of $17 for this event if prepaid by November 16.  You will enjoy a buffet lunch, open networking,
holiday shopping, silent auction for Treasure Trees and visiting business displays.  The price at the door will be $25.

This event will be three hours of open networking.  This is your chance to find new clients for the new year or reach out to existing clients.  The buffet lunch will be open at noon and you may eat at any time you choose.

All businesses are invited to decorate a 2 foot Christmas tree to promote their business with a gift of at least a $25 value -no coupons please - it must be an actual gift.  We will have a silent auction for the Treasure Trees with the proceeds going to Gifts for Hope.  Please bring your Christmas Tree with you on November 18.  Prizes will be awarded for the best Christmas Tree.  Please register your Treasure Tree at
Speciality Christmas Tree suggestions:  Baby Item Tree, Candy Tree, Fishing Tackle Tree, Beach/Shells Tree, Angel Tree, Sports Tree, American Tree, Santas Around the World Tree, Princess Tree, Dora Tree, Sponge Bob Tree, Car Tree, Dolphin Tree.


Tickets will be available at the door for the raffle.  Each ticket will be only $1 with the proceeds going to Gifts for Hope. 
Please consider bringing a raffle gift to promote your business, gain a new client and help the local children.
MENU:  Chef’s Soup of the day offered with warm rolls and butter, make your own salad with 6 toppings and 3 dressings, selection of assorted deli meats and cheeses with various breads and appropriate condiments, assorted cookies and brownies for dessert, coffee & iced tea.  Please note, iced tea is included, but sodas are not.  You may purchase soda from the server.

Visit business display tables to start your holiday shopping.  Twenty local vendors will be set up to show case their service or sell their product.
Last year we helped 235 local children associated with Destiny Diaper Bank, Foundation for Quality Child Care, TLC Children's Home and The Bridge Youth Center receive five gifts to open Christmas morning.  This program works only with your help.  Please consider sponsoring a child, attending this event, and/or decorating a Christmas Tree to be auctioned.  For more information on The Gifts for Hope program click here.

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