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Sussex County Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Inaugural Dinner; Honors Outgoing And Incoming Officers

The evening's program sitting on one of the tables at the night's event. Credits: Jennifer Jean Miller
Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President, Tammie Horsfield. Credits: Jennifer Jean Miller
Robert B. Nicholson III, incoming chair of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce for 2013. Credits: Jennifer Jean Miller
Robert B. Nicholson III, literally receives the chair position from 2012 outgoing chair, Tom Tate. Credits: Jennifer Jean Miller
Attendees gather in the dining room to enjoy the festivities. Credits: Jennifer Jean Miller

SPARTA, NJ - Sussex County business and organizational leaders gathered last night at the Lake Mohawk Golf Club, for the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce's annual inaugural dinner and dance, which gave thanks to outgoing 2012 officers and the board of trustees, and welcomed the 2013 incoming officers and members of the board of trustees.

After the cocktail hour when the attendees had their first opportunity to mingle, guests took their seats in the dining room, to join in to welcome the new officers and board.

Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President, Tammie Horsfield, enlightened the crowd with a positive message about working together as business owners to succeed collectively.

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"The message tonight to all of you is although we are in challenging times, this is the time that brings out the best in business," Horsfield said. "I would encourage you ad members to work with other members first. Those who work together, grow together."

Horsfield focused on the benefits of using the services available to chamber members, and reiterated one of the chamber mottos.

"The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing 'Quality in Business, Quality in Living,' and provide our members with a platform for success," she said. "I believe the future is promising."

Horsfield gave a special thanks to outgoing chair, Tom Tate, of Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative, and welcome incoming chair, Robert (Rob) B. Nicholson III, of Eastern Propane Corporation.

"Tom has been a great leader," said Horsfield. "He has been more than a great leader, he's been a great friend."

"My speech simply revolves around two words," Tate said. "'Thank you.' This is one of the finest chambers I've had the privilege to be a part of."

Ceremoniously, instead of passing on a gavel, Tate passed on the position of chair, literally, to incoming chair Nicholson, handing him a folding chair as he took to the podium.

"I am extremely honored to be the new chair of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce," said Nicholson. "The chamber has created a special role in my business, and in here are my closest friends. To our newest members, 'welcome.' To our returning members, 'welcome back.'"

Horsfield said she looks forward to working with the new board of officers, and gave an extra special thanks to her staff, for coordinating the frequent chamber events they make happen.

The event sponsors included; Reception Sponsor, Eastern Propane Corporation; Champagne Sponsor, Morville Agency, and Bollinger Insurance Solutions; Entertainment Sponsors; Saint Clare's Health System, and Thorlabs; Dessert Sponsor, Healthfirst; Gift Sponsor, Andre's; and, Table Sponsors, Ames Rubber Corporation, CenturyLink, Dobbs Creative Group, LLC, Eastern Propane Corporation, First Hope Bank, Ingenuity Sun Media, Laddey, Clark & Ryan, Newton Medical Center - Atlantic Health; Nisivoccia LLP, PSE&G, Carolyn Seifried Consulting, LLC, Sparta Cancer Center, Sussex County YMCA, and Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative.

In addition to Nicholson, others officers sworn in for 2013 were: Don Hall (The Chatterbox) for Vice Chairman, Dawn Gomez (Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center) for Secretary, and Carolyn Seifried (Carolyn Seifried Consulting, LLC) for Treasurer.

Nicholson, Hall, Gomez, Seifried, and Tate, are all 2013 Board of Trustees Members. Others include: Angelo J. Bolcato (Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP), Kathie Coleman (KBC Enterprises), Laura Temple (WSUS 102.3 FM/WNNJ 103.7 FM), Tom Caines (ClearVision Coaching), Michael Gaus (Lucas & Gaus, Attorneys at Law), Rocky Gott (Montague Tool & Supply Company, Inc.), Sara Megletti (PB&J Stores), Leonard P. Pasculli JD, MBA (Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz), and Frank M. Warr (HQW Architects).

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