George Town Club hosts GBA and friends

Photo by Judith Beermann
Vincent Orange, R.Donahue Peebles, Trinity L. Jennings, Rokas Beresniovas
Vincent Orange, R.Donahue Peebles, Trinity L. Jennings, Rokas Beresniovas

What more auspicious spot to kick off the new year than in the landmark 1700s building where George Washington and Pierre L’Enfant met to plan the Federal City? Known today as the elegant George Town Club, it was here that the Georgetown Business Association celebrated with members and friends Wednesday evening.

Just like George and Pierre, Don Peebles, chairman and chief executive officer of the Peebles Corp, the largest African American real estate development and ownership company in the U.S., joined GBA President Joe Giannino, along with Chip Dent, Ed Solomon, Rokas Beresniovas, respected arbitrator Jim Harkless, WASH-FM radio personality Marilyn Thompson, D.C. Digest's Donna Christenson, Sue Hamilton, Jennifer Altemus and others -- hosted by inimitable General Manager Brian Armstrong and his top flight team at the Club.

Madeline Wade, Janine Schoonover and George Town Club Manager Brian Armstrong (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Madeline Wade, Janine Schoonover and George Town Club Manager Brian Armstrong

 

Armstrong, told the The Georgetown Dish “We’re in our 45th year of offering club members a business friendly atmosphere and excellent service.” Indeed. He said "business is up" in 2011 -- hopefully a good sign for all.

This party put Georgetown business leaders in a good mood for sure. The lovely surroundings, excellent food and drink and warm atmosphere was inspiration enough to say, "We're going to have a great year." May they be so right! Good for Georgetown, good for jobs, good for everyone.

Wine in hand, new members and old friends meandered through the cozy bar and walnut lined English Tudor living room enjoying delicious passed hors d'oevres created by executive chef, Peggy Thompson.

Former DC Council Chairman Vincent Orange and Ambassador of Jamaica to the U.S., Audrey Marks (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Former DC Council Chairman Vincent Orange and Ambassador of Jamaica to the U.S., Audrey Marks

 

Zubair Popal, Jennifer Altemus and Ed Solomon (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Zubair Popal, Jennifer Altemus and Ed Solomon

Arbitrators Jim Harkless of Georgetown and Ezio Borchoni of Bethesda (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Arbitrators Jim Harkless of Georgetown and Ezio Borchoni of Bethesda

Hope and Ed Solomon withTonnie Chamblee (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Hope and Ed Solomon withTonnie Chamblee

The George Town Club's GM, Brian Armstrong and Exec Chef Peggy Thompson (Photo by: Judith Beermann) The George Town Club's GM, Brian Armstrong and Exec Chef Peggy Thompson

Alan Helfer, Madeline Wade, Janine Schoonover, Joel Bennett (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Alan Helfer, Madeline Wade, Janine Schoonover, Joel Bennett

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Anonymous

Fantastic event at the fantastic venue. Well done GBA!

Dave Roffman

GBA is coming on strong. One rarely hears about the behind closed doors activities of the Georgetown BID anymore.

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