Thank you and thank you again to the area businesses that will make the Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party such a success.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5-8:00 pm.  The Greenwood Village Community Center is the PERFECT place for such a festive event.  The committee, under the leadership of Marilyn Knapp-Walko (Mary KayBeauty), has asked our member restaurants and business members to “show the LOVE” by donating refreshments for the party, non-perishable foods for the Emergency Assistance Center and items for the Pick-a-Prize Raffle and Tower of Holiday Cheer.  Corporate food donations to date include goodies from Stan’s Bakery, Applebee’s, Domino’s Sagamore Hills, Tacos Mexicanos, Giant Eagle, Chick-fil-A Macedonia and Jersey Mike’s!  All party guests are asked to bring an appetizer to share.  

Admission is $10 or $5 plus 5 canned foods. All non-perishable foods will be donated to the Emergency Assistance Center and make a happier holiday for the growing list of those in need in our community.  Margie Valenti, RE/Max Crossroads is our wine sponsor again this year, with Party Safari donating the beer for the evening.  The Chamber will be providing the pop and water.  Food and raffle donations are always welcome.  Just let us know by email or by calling the Chamber Office at 330-467-8956.  All Nordonia Hills business people – not just Chamber members – are invited (no children please).

Sponsorships are still available at the $300, $100, $50 and $25 level.  The $300 and $100 levels give you a reserved table for your crew.  Thank you to Western Reserve Hospital and Panda Promotions for being our first $300 Spirit of the Season sponsors this year and Ridgway Insurance and NordoniaHills.news for being our first $100 Sleigh Bell sponsors.  Mary Jo McConnell, Life Vantage, has signed up to be a Jingle Bell Sponsor, with Vista Springs and Tomorrow’s Dentistry as Silver Bell sponsors.

Keep a look out for a really ugly holiday sweater!  Yep –we’re having the 2nd Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!  The winner will receive a gift card to help with the purchase of a new more trendy holiday sweater!  Jennifer Bolyard, Copeco, is in charge of the contest this year.  To register for the contest or if you have any questions, please contact her at jbolyard@copeco.com.

The Pick-a-Prize Raffle is always great fun.  Raffle items – minimum value of $50 please – are still being accepted in the Chamber office.  Gift baskets and certificates for products and services are very much appreciated.  If you’d like to donate, please call the Chamber Office at 330-467-8956 or just drop them off at the office.

And let us help you with YOUR holiday entertaining!  Our Tower of Holiday Cheer will be raffled off along with the other prizes and floral centerpieces (donated by Petal Place, Northfield Florist and Giant Eagle).  This tower of “spirits” will cover you for the entire holiday season – and then some!  Liquor, wine and beer are also being accepted at the chamber office.

So many ways to “show the LOVE” this time of the year.  We hope you can join us for an evening of food, fun, raffles and networking!  Thank you to the Nordonia Hills area for your support of your Chamber of Commerce and the Emergency Assistance Center.