POTSTOWN – Former US Olympian Johnny Quinn will be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce of the three counties, which will be held on April 27. Quinn participated in bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He has competed with the US team in Austria, Canada, Italy, Russia and Switzerland and will share his experience.

While the booking is still being accepted, the time to make plans to attend the annual dinner is over. According to the chamber, the booking window will close on Wednesday afternoon, April 13th. To make a reservation visit www.tricountyareachamber.com.

The event will be timed to the 95th anniversary of the Chamber and will take place from 5pm to 9pm at the Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve, 100 Rivercrest Drive, Phoenixville.

Chamber awards will be presented as part of the evening. Baran Schultz, owner of Schultz Technology Solutions, will be presented with the Chairman’s Award; Drew Griffin of Delicious Marketing will receive the Volunteer of the Year award; and Montgomery County Public College will be presented with the Chamber Champion Awards. A Chamber Commitment Award will also be presented at the event, but the Chamber retains the identity of this recipient for this evening – an unexpected recognition.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Chamber, a champagne toast will be held to honor the members of the Chamber and their teams, noted in the organization, “and the impact you have had not only on their success but also on ours, helping us be here for 95 years! ”

In an email to chamber members Monday morning, Eileen Dotrich, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the three counties, said the event offered “great food, great networking and networking, special surprises, recognition of all, a chance to win a prize for all.” In addition, a 50/50 competition will be organized – proceeds from chamber cameras will be donated to the Richard L. Graver FBLA Fellowship for FBLA students at Boertown High School.

In addition to participating in the 2014 Bobsleigh Olympics, Quinn is a former professional footballer and motivational speaker. He is the author of Push: Breaking Through the Barriers, which tells the story of being cut three times, losing $ 2.6 million on NFL contracts and injured, but he eventually became the first American Olympian.

The cost of one participant is $ 95; not members $ 190; and $ 850 for a table of 10 participants. Registration is required before the event. To register or get more information, visit www.tricountyareachamber.com.

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