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Captain Matthew McElwee accepted this recognition with sincere appreciation. He also acknowledged outstanding officer Lt. Steve Doarnberger, retiring after 37 years with Baltimore County Police Department. Doarnberger, an outstanding officer and a very commendable man, has also been involved as a volunteer with many activities worthy of praise. An outstanding officer, he will be immensely missed by everyone. This columnist also extends her high respect and wishes Steve good health, happiness and enjoyment of his future on his retirement!
Special thank you to both Alice Reid, who gave the lovely meaningful invocation prior to dinner and Jerry Benesch, the very helpful Chamber office volunteer who is very appreciated!
Additionally Brian DeLeonardo, Chamber board chair, presented "Unsung Hero" awards to Marie Anoriscat and Dave Davolos.
County council-woman Vicki Almond and Tony Baysmore on behalf of County executive Kevin Kamenetz, presented all the "heroes" with prestigious proclamations to forever remember and cherish.
The very efficient and dedicated Rachel Heird, a past president of the Chamber, with equally efficient and dedicated Kirsten Beck and Jennifer Terrell, co-chaired this very successful and enjoyable Charter Night event.
Their very helpful committee included Tom D'Agostino, Shane Griffith, Bonnie Link, Sally Shapiro, Ryan Dudash, Lexi Shaffer, Marla Bosley, Rob Canady and Marie Anoriscat.
Kirsten Beck designed the practical and attractive table centerpieces. Thanks Kirsten!
Thank you also, Ryan Dudash, event photog.
Note: Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce welcomes Colleen Brady, the organization's new efficient president!
Chamber executive committee includes Brian DeLeonardo, board chair; Tom Custance, 1st vice president; Lyle Montanye, 2nd vice president; Kristen Beck, secretary; Jennifer Terrell, assistant secretary; Alice Reid, treasurer.
Rachel Heird is immediate past president; Ryan Cole, membership chair.
The Chambers board of directors include Steve Jenkins, Irwin Kramer, Sally Shapiro, Barry Willen, Marla Bosley, Jim Flower, Dr. Howard Lipman, Leo Myers, Joe Schonfeld, Marie Anoriscat, Glenn Barnes, Rob Canady, Bonnie Link, Jay Simmonds.
Platinum Corporate Partner Directors include Ryan Dudash, representing Susquehanna Bank; Gina Frankel representing T. Rowe Price; Jennifer Terrell, representing Northwest Hospital/Life Bridge Health; Jim O'Hare, representing Toyota Financial Services.
In addition to above listed also among the many "Charter Night" revelers Helen Hartman, Carol and Gil Davis, Lynda Wilner, Bob Murray, John Wright, David Ash, Arlene and Jay Burman, Terry Chaney, Eddie Compton-Little, Johanne Dolan, John Lippens, Lori Baylin, Essie Cohen, Sarah Mallonga, Shepard Solomon, Shane Griffith, Joanne Ditto, Kerri Archibald plus many others too numerable to list due to space limitations.
At the culmination of this very meaningful and successful "Charter Night 2013," a $2,000 check was presented to Dr. Ed Hartman, executive director, Community Crisis Center!
Again, kudos, Nick Mangione, Double-Tree by Hilton, Pikesville for updating this columnist regarding the complete new renovations everywhere including paint, carpeting, drapes, room renovations including top of the line television plus a safe deposit box in every room for safe-keeping of valuables.
Congrats Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce for a successful year and welcome to their new president Colleen Brady.