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"Business Night Out" event draws big crowds to learn about local businesses

Jul 25, 2012

The Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce held its “Business Night Out – Shop Irondequoit" event on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

The event is a way to thank member businesses for supporting the Chamber and provide them and other area businesses a reasonably priced venue and a pleasant atmosphere to connect with the Irondequoit community. More than 30 local businesses showcased their diverse products and services in the exhibitor tent.

“We were able to take advantage of a large and loyal following," says event organizer and Chamber member Douglas Decker of holding the event in conjunction with the weekly Farmers' Market on the Town Hall grounds.

A steady crowd of more than 1,400 people attended the successful event, now in its second year. Highlights included a Bounce House for kids provided by Spatola Party Rental and a $200 table-tag scavenger hunt and drawing won by Carol Gac of Irondequoit.

Town Supervisor Mary Joyce D'Aurizio, Town Council members Stephanie Aldersley and John Perticone and Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo were in attendance, as was Chamber President Robert Spatola Sr.

Decker is confident that community interest in the event and the exposure for businesses will pave the way for more commerce in Irondequoit. Event visitors also received an Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce business phone directory with the event program.

“More than once I heard the comment “you don't realize Irondequoit has such a variety of businesses"," adds exhibitor Terry Palis of Corporate Communication and NY Web Works.

The Chamber thanks the Farmers' Market and the Irondequoit Parks and Recreation Department for their help and support for this event.

The next community-wide Chamber event takes place on Sunday, October 14th. The 2012 Road Rally at the St. Paul Blvd. Fireman's Exempt Club will feature a chicken barbecue by Sticky Lips and live music by The Invictas. For tickets and more information, visit or contact Eileen Richard at 336-6000 ext. 2287.

By Terra Osterling, Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

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