Somerville Chamber of Commerce 66th Annual Dinner

On November 14, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Two hundred business and civic leaders attended the Somerville Chamber of Commerce 66th Annual Dinner at the Holiday Inn. – Photo by Glenn Kulbako

By Donald Norton

The Somerville Chamber of Commerce hosted its 66th Annual Dinner at the Holiday Inn this past Wednesday, November 7.

An estimated  200 local business and civic community leaders gathered together to celebrate the Chamber’s annual dinner.

The scheduled speaker, Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman, was unable to attend so  our own Mayor Joe Curtatone  filled in as the  Keynote Speaker, he gave an excellent and positive talk on Somerville now and in the near future. He spoke about all the new things that will be happening from Assembly Square to Union Square, the Green line extension and the new look of Union Square in the next few years.

The chamber also had their annual Powderhouse Awards presented to many here locally for various accomplishments. Also, the long time Chair Ron Bonney retired and handed the gavel over to the Chamber’s newly elected Chair Rebecca Schrumm.

Outgoing Chamber Chair Ron Bonney of Bonney Automotive handed the gavel to newly elected Chair Rebecca Schrumm of Commonwealth Financial. – Photo by Glenn Kulbako.

Mayor Joe Curtatone was the keynote speaker. – Photo by Glenn Kulbako

Tug Yourgrau (center) of Powderhouse Productions was presented the Small Business of the Year Award. Mayor Joe Curtatone (left), Rebecca Schrumm (right).–Photo by Glenn Kulbako 

Alderman Sean O’Donovan and Mayor Curtatone. – Photo by Donald Norton

Ray Zonghetti (center) of Zonghetti Consulting and Heartland Payment Systems was presented the John W. Fitzgerald Lifetime Achievement Award. Mayor Joe Curtatone (left), Rebecca Schrumm (right). – Photo by Glenn Kulbako

– Photo by Donald Norton

– Photo by Donald Norton

Ron Bonney of Bonney Automotive with a token of the appreciation from the Chamber of Commerce for his years has Chair of the Board of Directors. – Photo by Glenn Kulbako


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