11-28-07: Holiday Open House & Buffet is Great Success as Guests say "Thanks" to Connie Perotti
for 17 Years of Service
Over 120 guests attended Maingate's Annual Holiday Buffet held at the Arbor Park Village Community Room B. Guests partook of an array of holiday luncheon offerings presented by Food for Thought, Inc.
catering services and enjoyed music and conversation with Maingate members, community representatives, business owners and residents from the area.
$1,500 was raised through the generosity of the Open House's Raffle ticket purchasers.These funds with be utilized to provide 3 scholarships to students of the Jane Addams Business Careers Center through Maingate's
Scholarship Fund. Maingate Board President, Dave DiBiasio, of Great Lakes Mechanical Co., presented Connie with an inscribed Waterford Crystal bowl commemorating the Executive Director's longstanding and invaluable service to the organization and its many business and neighborhood constituencies.
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, Ward 5, also spoke on behalf of the neighborhood to thank Connie
many years of loyal service to the community.
The Board of Trustees also announced that the organization's "PRIDE in Maingate" Award, annually given to the most outstanding effort by a business to preserve the area's high visual standards and quality sense of place, would be here forward named the "Perotti - PRIDE in Maingate Award", in honor of Connie's special achievements in this critical area of concern.
Thanks Connie for all of your efforts!The Maingate Board of Trustees presented Connie Perotti with its Resolution of Appreciation and Gratitude for many years of invaluable service.
...Michael succeeds Connie Perotti, the Founding Executive Director of the Maingate non-profit corporation.
welcomes Michael May to the post of Executive Director at Maingate's
2007 Annual Holiday Open House
..."Adaptive reuse on the part of growing, young, high-energy entrepreneurial companies such as Tempest can be a catalytic model for new company attraction and jobs growth here," said Maingate Director Connie Perotti.