Fort Bend’s most unique social event of 2013 has come and gone. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce kicked off the New Year with its annual Chairman’s Gala on Friday, January 25 at the Safari Texas Ranch. Chairman, Stewart Jacobson, and Immediate Past Chairman, Bruce Mercer aka “The Blues Brothers” kicked off the night dancing Belushi style to “Can’t Turn You Loose”. This fun-filled event is held each year to honor the leaders and volunteers of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Mercer presented the Ursula Coates Award to Don Smithers. This award is given to an individual who has been a true resource and an asset to the Chamber and Chairman of the Board during their tenure. Smithers has supported the Fort Bend Chamber for many years, and “has stepped forward to participate and make successful more programs than you can imagine.” For his phenomenal support of the numerous great causes in Fort Bend County, Don Kerstetter was awarded the Community Spirit Award.
After the awards presentation, the over 400 guests made their way to the Blues Brothers Lounge for music, flaming desserts and casino and garage games. The party had just begun!
Don’t miss this annual Fort Bend tradition. Save the date for the next Chairman’s Gala Saturday, January 31, 2014!