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Chamber Networks at New Candlewood Suites

Chamber Chairman Michael Gailliot and June Campola of Candlewood Suites welcome guests.

Chamber Chairman Michael Gailliot and June Campola of Candlewood Suites welcome guests.

— The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce’s Sizzling Summer Networking was hosted by the new Candlewood Suites on Richmond Highway on Aug. 23.

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Makeda McKenzie, Baywood Hotels; Michael Owney, director of sales, Holiday Inn Express and Springhill Suites; Sedia Jaiteh, general manager, Candlewood Suites, and Amanda Selman, general manager, Holiday Inn Express.

Chamber Chairman Michael Gailliot welcomed guests by saying that they were part of a special group. “You are the group that keeps everything going while others are out of town in August,” Gailliot said to the laughter of those present.

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Chamber members introduce themselves around the room and talk about their businesses.

June Priesner, director of sales for Baywood Hotels, welcomed guests and gave away a two-night stay at the Candlewood Suites. Chamber members enjoyed tours of the new suites with complete kitchens and laundry facilities. Other Baywood Hotels on Richmond Highway include the Holiday Inn Express and Springhill Suites by Marriott.