November brings lots of activities around the Norwalk area as people start to get ready for the upcoming holiday season. The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce is having one of its fundraisers on Nov. 16, and I would like to invite you to join us.
The Wine Harvest Celebration event used to be known as the Barn Party for many years. This will be our sixth annual wine event, and it is being held at The Wright Place. Mr. Mogle’s culinary arts class will be preparing the food. We are also having a couple casino games just to spice things up. The money raised at this event goes towards two Norwalk senior scholarships.
Christmas tree lighting
Last year we held a Christmas tree lighting event and had a great turnout. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. The Norwalk High School Jazz Choir will be singing Christmas carols, and Santa will flip the switch at 6 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and cookies, so join us.
Join the Chamber
In last month’s issue, I talked about joining the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. Together we can show a strong commercial base and do great things for our community. A survey by The Shapiro Group found some great results for businesses that belonged to a chamber of commerce. When a consumer thinks more favorably of a business because the business is a chamber of commerce member, he or she infers that the business is trustworthy, connected to the community, listens to its customers, is successful and is a leader in the business community. So I would like to invite you to join us.
Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce current members will be receiving their 2013 membership packet in the mail soon. Prospective Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce members will also be receiving some membership information. If you live in Norwalk but work elsewhere, we also encourage you and/or your workplace to join us.
Anyone may request a membership form just by calling me at 981-0619, emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by at 1039 Sunset Drive. And remember to buy locally, especially this holiday season.