By NANCY PARTRIDGE, Manager
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and its parent corporation Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the many partners who made Chamberfest possible on Saturday June 13.
We are grateful for the financial sponsorship of Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos National Bank, COMPA Industries, First National Santa Fe, Christus St. Vincent and Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Community Programs Office.
Equally important was the physical support provided by Central Park Square, which made the day possible by providing a venue and support throughout the day with access to power and water.
The Chamber of Commerce owes a huge debt of gratitude to the Los Alamos County Public Works Department for their outstanding customer service. Philo Shelton put staff members on Chamberfest just to make sure that the event went on without a hitch. The Public Works Department picked up and delivered the LANB sandpile from Los Alamos Transit Mix, closed the roads so the children could safely play in the sand, and cleaned up the sand when the event ended early because of rain.
Philo personally came out on Friday to test circuits to make sure we had power for Eddy and the Nomads to perform.
We would also like to thank Claire Roybal and her team who organized the Car Show at Chamberfest, and their sponsor Motiva. The Car Show is a popular activity at Chamberfest each year. Barbara Kaldi with Atomic Play and VaLynn Purvis with Party to Go also provided popular activities with their inflatable play equipment for the children.
The local media―the Los Alamos Daily Post, KRSN AM1490 and the Los Alamos Monitor―all provided coverage before, during, and after the event to make sure the community was aware of Chamberfest. The administrators of some of the local Facebook pages also helped share messages to get the word out through social media.
Garrett Williams and the Los Alamos High School Football Team also provided valuable support. The players came by on Friday afternoon and made short work of taking a stack of rental tables and distributing them to booths that were located over a two-block area of downtown.
And last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank the 68 Chamber members who had booths or brick and mortar businesses participating in Chamberfest this year. Despite the rain, many stayed until the last Chamberfest visitor had left the downtown area. It was a soggy but successful day because of your stick-to-it attitude.
Thank you all for your support.