Gift-giving part of chamber luncheon _lowres

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Businessmen and women from around the greater Baton Rouge region attended a Christmas Lunch and Learn event hosted by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce at the Americana YMCA on Dec. 2. Attendees brought wrapped Christmas presents and exchanged gifts. The luncheon, a monthly networking event hosted by the Chamber, was catered by Copper Mill Golf Club. Front row, from left, are Heather Prejean, Chamber director; Theresa Payment, LaneRMC Foundation; Tanya Thigpen, Edward Jones; Terry Gomez, Edward Jones; Elida Alexander, E Federal Credit Union; Dani Mazzarella, Central Title & Closing; Amy Rodriguez, WS Promotions; and Julie McLin, Lane Regional Medical Center; and back row, Gwen Fuselier, Delta Financial; Teresa Webb, Lane Regional Medical Center; Carlos Turner, Ink It; Brad May, Inspired Media; Wayne Stoks, WS Promotions; Brent Fuselier, Delta Financial; Buck Spencer, All Star Automotive; Kate MacArthur, Chamber executive director; Scott Devillier, Zachary Schools superintendent; and Damon Manning, Central Title & Closing.

Area businesspeople exchanged Christmas gifts at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn networking event Dec. 2 at the Americana YMCA in Zachary.

A “white elephant” gift game was played, with each person receiving a gift.

Lunch and Learn events are held monthly for chamber members and nonmembers, featuring a guest speaker, catered lunch and door prizes.

Cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

The next luncheon is slated for Jan. 6.