Once again, the Chapter hosted their Annual Recognition Dinner on December 9th at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Downtown Duluth. The over 80 attendees enjoyed generous helpings of hors d’ouvres, tasty beverages, and a delicious main course.
At the general membership meeting held prior to the dinner, Blair Mahan of Benson Electric, was elected to his fourth term as Chapter Governor (he was elected to his first term back in 2011). Governor Mahan once again delivered the evening’s keynote speech during the dinner, not only roasting several NECA members, but discussing the state of the industry and outlined the many challenges we face over the next few years. He also took the time to thank and recognize the contractors, guests, and associate members in attendance. Guests for the evening included Mark Thomas, our Midwestern Region Field Representative for NECA, and Gary Thaden, NECA’s lobbyist at the Capital.
The evening came to a close with the handing out of gifts and the annual contractors raffle. A BIG thanks to all of the Associate members that donated prizes for the evening, including Border States, Graybar, Mellin Promotional, Rouzer, Viking Electrical Supply, and WESCO. The tentative date for next years dinner is December 8th, 2017