Being Bruce -: North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 24, 2010

North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Last night was the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, held at the Magnolia Greens Golf Course Club House.

Below, Chamber Ambassador Gina Schiess with outgoing President George Murray and incoming Board Member James Shoemaker.

New NBCC President Bruce Brown with now ex-officio President George Murray.
George is of course staying very active with the Chamber.

Photographer Bob Baer and Susan Cruse, Manager of East Carolina Bank.

Butch Pope and his wife Beverly - Butch is running for District Attorney.

Board member Jeff Harvell of Nancy Hall Publications and Bruce Brown.

Marge Brown of Quantum Results Coaching with Barry Eagle, Managing Partner of the Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens Hotel.

Also from Comfort Suites the newly married Lee Ann Mitchell Bolton, with Marge.

Bruce and Lee Ann.

Board member and NBM and SBM magazine publisher Justin Williams.

Nick Arbia of ADT (he's also pro DJ), board member Terry Grillo of Capeside Animal Hospital, Frank Doherty of Oak Island, and Justin Williams.

Justin Smith of Whiteville is working on U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre's campaign.

Marge with board member Alice Razzano of the Newcomers Club.

Justin and I were two of only a few men wearing shorts. Because there was an HVAC malfunction in the facility, I think we were lucky.

Connie Reeves, an outgoing board member who also was in charge of organizing the Annual Meeting spoke to the crowd. Connie is also very active with the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Introducing new board members (L to R) James Shoemaker, Ken Schiess, Peggy O'Leary, and Alice Razzano. To Bruce's left is Executive Director Dana Fisher. Terry Grillo,  between George Murray and Dana is also new board member as is Drew Roper of BB&T who was not able to attend the meeting.

Despite the warmth, we had a fine time and great food. I want to personally thank the many North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce directors, ambassadors, and members as well as the representatives of our area who came to the event and who help in so many ways to benefit the economic development of North Brunswick County.