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Kudos:: More than 1,200 for Kaleidoscope

Dear South Shore community. Preliminary feedback from the 10th anniversary of the Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce Business Kaleidoscope indicates this year’s event was “better than ever.” Our best “guesstimate” is that attendance exceeded 1,200. I am always so proud of how brilliantly the business community shines for this event. The professionalism, creativity and generosity of the exhibitors transforms what could be a mundane trade show into a festive celebration. Fun, food and frivolity aside, a great deal of business take place during the evening as well.

Thank you very much to Caesars Tahoe for donating their convention center to us for this event every year, for giving up their booth space (which they were going to use to highlight their restaurants) so that another business could exhibit, and for having their stewards circulate with platters of delicious hors d’oeuvres instead.

Thanks also to the Tahoe Daily Tribune and KRLT/KOWL for their excellent promotion of the event. And a huge thank-you to the businesses who served food and willingly fed the masses and anchored the show to insure there were “no bad spots:” Lakeside Inn & Casino, Mirabelle French Restaurant, Black Olive Bistro & Bar, Round Table Pizza, Marie Callender’s, the Ridge Tahoe’s Hungry Bear Restaurant, The Beacon and Camp Richardson, Port of Subs and Dory’s Oar & Tudor Pub.

Kudos to all the exhibitors who contributed to the silent auction and the generous folks who bid on the items. The total amount raised has not been calculated yet, but the proceeds will go to a local food bank.

Much appreciation to the Key Players and chamber staff who worked the event, especially Jodi Ballard, membership services.

Congratulations to Gift Baskets Galore for winning the “People’s Choice” award for the second year in a row And thank you to the community, who despite the snow, came in record numbers to do business from the other side of the aisles.

Kathleen Farrell, executive director

Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce

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