Par-fect day for golf
47TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT
While the weatherman didn’t quite live up to the promised ‘postcard’ day, the Chamber’s 47th annual Golf Day was an unqualified success. A sellout crowd of close to 150 area business professionals hit the links at Summerheights, joining the Chamber and its sponsors for a great day of golf, a delicious dinner and great networking.
“The key purpose of the Chamber’s Golf Day is to connect businesses and business professionals to develop networking opportunities,” reports the event Chair, Patrick Larose. “It’s also important to make the day a fun and positive experience for all those who join us.”
“This year, we worked closely with the Summerheights staff in coordinating the day,” continued Larose. “This attention to details before the day itself is help to make it a success and the committee works hard to make sure nothing is overlooked.”
2018 marked the 47th consecutive year that the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has hosted its annual Golf Day and it attracts professionals from across the Cornwall region. Over the years, it has become a premier networking event for the business sector and one that earns enthusiastic comments from participants.
“We’re pleased our Chamber Golf Day is so positively received,” says Executive Manager Lezlie Strasser. “I recall chatting with a group of out of town business people who had attended the day for the first time. They told me they’d been similar golf days across Eastern Ontario and I was pleased to hear they considered ours to be one of the best.”
A key to the Chamber’s Golf Day success is the support from corporate sponsors. It was pleased to recognize the accounting firm of MNP, formerly CKDM as the event’s Title Sponsor. Along with MNP, the Chamber was joined by Riverside Dodge Chrysler, the Dinner sponsor and the NAV Centre, who sponsored the Lunch.
Along with these principal sponsors, there were the Super Sponsors including Union Gas, Tim Hortons, Farm Boy, St. Lawrence Pools, and Seaway Chevrolet. They joined a number of other firms who sponsored holes, provided prizes, and helped the Chamber fill the ‘goody-bags’ for all the guests.
It’s this spirit of cooperation that combines to make Golf Day a terrific event for all involved and the outcome of this support was heard in the rave reviews from those who enjoyed the day.
“The Chamber is a multi-dimensional organization,” notes Strasser. “We work hard on programs and initiatives that make our city a better place to work and to live. But we also have our ‘softer-side’ activities, and that includes the annual Golf Day.”
Not content to bask in the glow of a successful 2018 Golf Day, the committee has already met to review the event an to look ahead to 2019.