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A Summer Evening On The River

Members of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a summer evening on the Potomac River last Thursday as they tried their hand a kayaking and sailing compliments of the Belle Haven Marina. Those less adventurous preferred a relaxing cruise on Marina owner and Chamber member George Stevens' 59 foot boat to get a close up view of the emerging National Harbor project on the opposite shore.

Adding to the early evening enjoyment, Chamber member Captain Steve Chaconas, National Bass Guide Service, provided complimentary river rides aboard his renowned "Bass Boat." Those preferring to learn more about the art of sailing were given free instructions by marina personnel.

Chamber member Trevor Blair proved that the will of the single adventurer still prevails in this age of technological multi-tasking. He alone chose to venture out onto the river and along Dyke Marsh in a one-seater yellow kayak.

Prior to the river escapades, Chamber President Nathaniel E. Wilson welcomed all those who attended this mid-summer Business Mixer. He also reminded them of the upcoming First Tuesday Business Lunch Aug. 7 at Mike's Italian Restaurant, 8368 Richmond Highway. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon and program commences at 12:15 p.m.

The program that day will feature Richard Gutting speaking on the topic "Seafood and Food Safety." Gutting advises trade associations and corporate clients on international trade, customs, immigration, food safety and inspection, and environmental law.