Around Town with Judy Martini: Taste of the Chamber

The recent Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce installation and Tasting event of 2016 was held on Saturday, February 6 at the Round Lake Cultural Center. The event called "Members Night Out" was the Chambers 68th Anniversary bash.

Hundreds of people were in attendance. The Taste of the Chamber included wine tasting and raffles. Food was provided through numerous vendors: Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Don Luis Catering, Eileens/Richard's, Lovin Oven, Ron's Italian Ovens, Sammies, Scotty's and Walmart.

The Chamber awarded their annual President's Award to Walmart, which honors the accomplishments and dedication of service to the Round Lake area. Some of the other businesses that were also recognized were Home Depot, Buffalo Wild Wings and Lovin Oven Bakery. The Round Lake School District was also recognized for their community efforts, as well as the American Legion and Bob Powers of WOLR radio channel.

New officers were installed at the event and the Chamber introduced their new President Casey Torres at the event. A wonderful time was had by all and the Chamber event was successful in raising donations that will be used to enhance their mission of advancing the growth and positive change in the area for the business community.