The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce recently held its 100th anniversary gala at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Ave.
Nazareth Hospital was the Centennial Sponsor for the evening, which featured a sit-down dinner, cake from the Dining Car, a silent auction, a performance by the five-piece Blu Dogz Band and appearances by City Councilman Mike Driscoll and state Rep. Joe Hohenstein.
Pam Henshall will be entering her eighth year as GNPCC president in 2023. Board chairman Ken Wong thanked Nazareth and the other sponsors.
Gene Burns Graphic Design, which created the 100th anniversary logo, was recognized for winning an award from Graphic Design USA.
The following organizations were honored for being 50-year-plus members of the Chamber: Nazareth Hospital (52), Jefferson Health Northeast (55), Northeast Family YMCA (57), Philadelphia Gas Works (85), NAO Inc. (90), Kingsbury Inc. (100) and PECO Energy (100).
Dan McElhatton, the Chamber’s government affairs chairman, spoke on Ed McBride, a longtime PECO executive and Chamber board member who died in January. McElhatton invited McBride’s daughters, Lisa Woodcock and Katy O’Gara, to help present the first Ed McBride Award of Excellence, which went to the Northeast Times.
Henshall thanked outgoing Chamber director of events Lindsey Miller for all of her contributions. ••