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The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce held a Business After-Hours event, pool-side, at the Quail Creek Country Club. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Chamber members, most of them dressed for a Hawaiian Luau, mingled while listening to the smooth sounds of Jazz, Blues and Diamonds, a new Chamber member. Chamber members were also given the opportunity to better promote their business by sponsoring one of fifteen table tops at the event. Erik Folkedal, Owner of Armite Laboratories, a distributor of anti-seize lubricants, and new Chamber Member, was one of the table top sponsors. Folkedal said he was very happy with the amount of people who stopped by his table to find out more about his product.

Members also donated items for a raffle, such as a case of wine, donated by TCOR Insurance Management, a helicopter ride, donated by Helicopter Tours of Texas, and eight laps around a 1.8 mile course in a race car, donated by Harris Hill Road. Member donations, such as these, help to cover the cost of the event and increase turnout.

Kathy Castoldi, Special Events Director for the Chamber, said she was pleased with the turnout and that the Chamber, a Non-profit Organization, relies on its members to help support the organization by attending Chamber events.

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professionals who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community by acting as spokespersons for the business and professional community and translating into action the group thinking of its members; rendering specific services of a type that can be most effectively rendered by a community organization both to its members and to the community as a whole; and supporting and generating economic development by acting on behalf of the interest of competitive business. They can be contacted by phone at 512-393-5900, by email at chamber@sanmarcostexas.com, or by mail at PO Box 2310, San Marcos, TX 78667. They are located at 202 N. CM Allen Pkwy in San Marcos.

By ERIC BONAR
Communications Manager – SM Area Chamber of Commerce

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Sign to welcome guest to the big event

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Representatives from Broadway Bank were on hand with goodies for attendees.

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Debbie Harvey and Kristi Stark both members of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce special events committee contributed greatly with other committee members to make the luau a success.

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Attendees enjoying the event poolside at Quail Creek Country Club.

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Jazz, Blues, and Diamonds kept the group on the move with great sounds.
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Representatives from Kelly Services, Ryan Drake and Holli Myrick pick up their luau shirts at the event.

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Lee Porterfield of Blue Sky Mortgage and Margaret Ennis of Remax are all smiles.

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San Marcos chamber president Phyllis Snodgrass greets visitors and friends.

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Stacey Barrington of Priority Personnel was all smiles at her booth promoting the services her company.

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John Dunn of Texas Heritage Mortgage meets with visitors.

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The Oswalt family, know completely moved to town, had a great time.

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