GBA Officers and a Gentleman

Photo by Bill Starrels
Janine Schoonover, Molly Quigley, Riyad Said and Karen Ohri
Janine Schoonover, Molly Quigley, Riyad Said and Karen Ohri

The Georgetown Business Association (GBA) celebrated their newly elected 2013 officers at a board reception at The George Town Club Wednesday evening. New officers include: Riyad Said of Wells Fargo as president; Janine Schoonover of JSWGroup as vice president; Karen Ohri of Georgetown Floor Coverings as treasurer; and Molly Quigley of Clydes Group as secretary.  

Ed Solomon, Cecilia Browning and Riyad Said (Photo by: Janine Schoonover) Ed Solomon, Cecilia Browning and Riyad Said

Immediately following was a GBA member networking reception at the new T-square Loft located above Tari boutique.

Janine Schoonover and Sara Mokhtari (Photo by: Joseph Otim) Janine Schoonover and Sara Mokhtari

The stylish loft space provided the perfect setting to get creative ideas flowing as the GBA members discussed priorities for next year. Projects include: new parking pilot initiative; rezoning of Georgetown; local charities; connecting Book Hill with the waterfront for easy commuting; communication of member businesses special activities; and support to small businesses.  Ed Solomon suggested yoga in the park during the warmer months.  

Karen Ohri and Chip Dent (Photo by: Janine Schoonover) Karen Ohri and Chip Dent

The GBA Annual Reception & Holiday Party will be held December 12, 2012. Awards will be given out for outstanding business and community leaders.  Brian Armstrong, general manager of The Georgetown Club, will be accepting the Business of the Year Award for the club's generosity in hosting meeting space for many local community organizations and non-profits.

Jennifer Altemus, Bill Starrels, Beth Webster, Joel Bennett and Molly Quigley (Photo by: Janine Schoonover) Jennifer Altemus, Bill Starrels, Beth Webster, Joel Bennett and Molly Quigley

Jon Higgins from Bank of Georgetown; Linda Greenan from Georgetown University; and Susan Calloway of Calloway Fine Art will be leaving the GBA Board in December 2012.

Susan Calloway and Rokas Beresniovas (Photo by: Janine Schoonover) Susan Calloway and Rokas Beresniovas

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