The kickoff Wine and Cheese reception was held on Friday, the 20th at Dusty's Cellar in Okemos. This is where MABA began! We had three of the founding members, past presidents, current board members, and members present to celebrate the start to our organization's 20th year. It was a wonderful time with shared memories, stories, and fun.
Matt Rhodes, owner of Dusty's and founding member of MABA spoke about the history of the organization and that it was started to pull together business people from the Meridian Area and help to grow and support local business. Vivian Laux, another founding member, said a few words and received a bottle of Dusty's Cellar wine as a thank you for her years of support of MABA. Julie Brixie of Meridian Township shared her hear-felt story of joining MABA and Chris Buck, from the EDC, also shared what MABA has meant to Meridian Township and his businesses.
A door prize drawing was held with a bottle of Dusty's Cellar wine going to the winner. Congratulations to Diane Allen for winning the prize! In conclusion, it was a great evening of networking, sharing memories, and fun for all in attendance. I hope that you will all consider attending one of the upcoming events!