Columbus Chamber to Host 88th Annual Clambake

Columbus Chamber
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COLUMBUS, OH – (Sept. 14, 2011) The Columbus Chamber will host its 88th annual Clambake Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. One of the largest business events in the Columbus Region, last year the Clambake attracted more than 900 area business and community leaders.

“The Chamber Clambake is a longtime tradition in central Ohio, bringing together hundreds of business people to enjoy a tremendous dinner, build new connections – and of course have fun,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO, Columbus Chamber. “This will be my first Clambake experience since joining the organization in the spring, and I’m looking forward to carrying on this special community event.”

The Clambake will be held at the Water’s Edge Event Park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd. Networking begins at 5 p.m. followed by a seafood extravaganza from 7 to 9 p.m. The menu, which is prepared by American Culinary Federation’s Columbus Chapter, includes nearly 5,000 clams, 900 Maine lobsters and 80 gallons of New England clam chowder. Grilled chicken, roasted red potatoes, Ohio sweet corn, coleslaw and dinner rolls will be on the menu as well. Soft drinks, beer and select wines are included with the price of the meal.
Tickets are $85 individually and $680 for a table of eight (Chamber members), or $95 individually and $760 for a table of eight (non-members). Register for tickets online at Columbus.org/clambake.

The Columbus Chamber Clambake is made possible through generous sponsorships provided by: Woolpert, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, City of Columbus, CareWorks Consultants Inc., Columbia Gas of Ohio, Columbus Crew, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Dawson, FASTSIGNS Westerville, Heidelberg Distributing, Integrys Energy Services, Inc., Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa, Ultra Kleen/Markee International Corporation, and Xerox,. Media support provided by: WMNI-AM 920, WTDA-FM Classic Hits – 103.9, and WRKZ-FM – The Blitz 99.7. Culinary skills provided by the American Culinary Federation’s Columbus Chapter.

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The Columbus Chamber helps businesses thrive. It leads business growth, retention and expansion initiatives in the Columbus Region, enhances the business environment and delivers programs and services that enable its members to be more successful. To learn more about the Columbus Chamber, visit http://www.columbus.org/.