Contributed by Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Burke & Herbert Bank Accepting Donations for Cuisine Drive
Prince William, VA – The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is preparing for one of its most popular events, the Cuisine de Commerce, sponsored by Internet Ad Management. Taking place at the Continental Event Center, 9705 Liberia Avenue in Manassas, 11:30 am on Sept. 17, this “taste of the town” will feature samples from 15 area restaurants and caterers.
A food drive will also take place at the luncheon, with donations accepted at the event and at Burke & Herbert Bank locations throughout greater Prince William. September is Hunger Action month.
“We encourage everybody in the community to come out, discover new restaurant favorites and bring something for the food drive,” said Chamber Chief Operating Officer Debbie Jones. “This event is all about Prince William: highlighting local businesses and supporting the community. Quite a few of our members use it as an ’employee appreciation’ luncheon, bringing their whole staff along.”
Last year, the drive collected more than 250 pounds of food. This year, Jones said the Chamber hopes to top that with Food Bank Sponsor Burke & Herbert Bank accepting donations at area branches now through Sept. 17.
“Burke & Herbert Bank is proud to be the Food Bank sponsor of the Cuisine de Commerce. As a local community bank and the oldest bank in Virginia we believe it is important to support the communities in which we do business,” said Burke & Herbert Senior Vice President Terry Cole. “Food banks are a great community cause and we are pleased to have our branches serve as locations for collection of food donations inconjunction with the Prince William Chamber.
“Thank you so much for including a food drive as part of Cuisine de Commerce. I really appreciate the Chamber’s generous support throughout the year for SERVE/NVFS and fellow nonprofit members,” said SERVE/Northern Virginia Family Service Director of Community Partnerships Karen Horowitz.
“I’m proud that so many of our members are glad to give back to the community that supports their business,” said Bruce Moore of Internet Ad Management, Inc., the main event sponsor. This is the second year that his company is sponsoring the Cuisine.
Tickets for Cuisine de Commerce are $40 for Chamber members, $50 for non-members and include lunch. Visit pwchamber.org/events or call 703.368.6600 to purchase. A complete list of participating food vendors is also available online.
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