2016 Business of the Year Award

A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MARGERY EAGAN IS THE FEATURED EVENT AT THE 105TH FALL RIVER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY 105th ANNUAL MEETING

FALL RIVER — On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry will hold it’s 105th Annual Meeting at Venus de Milo at 5:30 p.m. The keynote address will be made by WGBH Radio host & Newspaper columnist, Margery Eagan. Margery Eagan will address the membership about her road to success that began in Fall River.

A proud Durfee High School Grad, Margery Eagan is co-host of the very popular Boston Public Radio show on FM 89.7 WGBH. She has worked with co­-host Jim Braude for 18 years, first doing a TV show together at NECN then a radio show at WTKK. The duo came to WGBH in 2013. Margery Eagan also writes the Catholic spirituality column for the Boston Globe’s new website, Cruxnow. She has written for her hometown paper, The Fall River Herald News, as well as the Standard Times of New Bedford, Boston Globe, Burlington Vermont Free Press, Boston Magazine, and the Boston Herald, where she wrote a column for 27 years. Margery Eagan grew up in Fall River and attended Durfee High school.

In addition to an address by Margery Eagan, the meeting will include the announcement of the Business of the Year; Mechanics Mill One, LLC (Commonwealth Landing), Ambassador of the Year; Donna Amaral from Somerset Decorating, the President’s Award; Carl Sawejko from Sawejko Communications, and the Young Entrepreneur Award; Kelsey Garcia from K Garcia Productions and reports from 2015 Chairman, Craig Jesiolowski, who served as the Chamber Chairman in 2014 and 2015, and Carl Garcia, who is serving as the Chamber Board Chairman for the next two year’s. Tickets to the Annual Meeting are $45 per person or $450 for a table of ten. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fallriverchamber.com or simply call Kimberly Coroa Moniz, Vice President, at the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce, (508) 676-8226 or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2494919

The Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry is one of the largest and most active Chambers in New England. The Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce works every day to energize the region by creating exceptional business growth and profitability in a vibrant, customer-centered culture. For more information on the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, contact the chamber office at 508-676-8226 or visit the website at www.fallriverchamber.com

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