There was no better way to kick off Cinco de Mayo this year than to host "Bingo de Mayo" at the Oakland Senior Center on Thursday, May 4th. The Oakland Chamber of Commerce was honored to bring in local businesses who provided bingo winners with stunning gift baskets and generous prizes.
Teaming up with the wonderful staff at the Oakland Senior Center was sponsoring businesses: Visions Federal Credit Union, Dr. Richard Bucher of Laser Dentistry of North Jersey, Valerie Tramontozzi and Michele Belfiore of KW Prosperity, Battling Bites Organic, Autumn Years Magazine and 3 Chicas Mexican Kitchen.
The guest list hit capacity only a few short days from announcing the event. Arielle Preciado, from the Oakland Senior Center, introduced Oakland Chamber of Commerce Chair, Lindsey Smith, who welcomed and thanked everyone for attending. "The Chamber of Commerce hopes to do more events with our senior community throughout this year and in years to follow. You are such an important part of Oakland and our businesses are looking forward to introducing themselves to you today!", stated Smith in her opening. Mayor Linda Schwager was also in attendance and provided encouraging words towards the new Chamber of Commerce's participation in the community.
Following introductions, a savory spread of Mexican delicacies was provided courtesy of Visions Federal Credit Union and, neighboring Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce member, 3 Chicas Mexican Kitchen. Attendees lined up to bring platefuls of burritos, chips, rice and beans back to their seats while they waited for the games to begin.
Excitement in the room grew as each sponsor introduced themselves and called the numbers for each game. The stakes were high as the prizes awarded ranged from $25 to over $100 and included elaborate baskets filled with even more prizes! Our winners were delighted and even those who did not receive a prize delivered positive reviews of the day's festivities.
The OCoC will be doing even more scheduled events, bringing our partnering businesses right to the Oakland Community. The next collaboration with the Oakland Senior Center will be announced very soon. Learn more here about how to join the Oakland Senior Center.
To be a part of a future Oakland Chamber of Commerce event partnering with the Oakland Senior Center, please sign up for the OCoC Here.
Thank you, again, to our sponsorshing businesses! For more information, please visit their website listed below: