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'Catch the Wave'

Renner celebrated as chamber board chairman.

Alexandria Chamber Chairman John Renner and his wife Joan.

Alexandria Chamber Chairman John Renner and his wife Joan. Photo by Louise Krafft.

— With a theme of “Catch the Wave,” the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce officially celebrated John J. Renner II as its incoming board chairman Feb. 9 at the annual Chairman's Gala.

More than 275 people turned out to a newly renovated Hilton Mark Center, where Mayor Bill Euille delivered a proclamation declaring 2013 as “Alexandria's Year of Business.”

“None of us is a one-man show,” Renner said in his remarks. “We are strongest when we work together as a team to make Alexandria the kind of place we all want to live.”

The evening featured entertainment by the Alexandria Singers and a short film by Video Solutions.

“Let's 'catch the wave' of collaboration and cooperation,” Renner said. “Let's work together to make our voices heard for the benefit of all Alexandria.”