|Flying Fish & GB Chamber catch a full house at Mix and Mingle|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 11:11|
FREEPORT, Bahamas -- On a surprisingly cool July evening the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) members and guests were treated to a wonderful Mix and Mingle (M&M) at GB’s newest hot spot, the Flying Fish.
Recently voted the #1 restuartant by Trip Advisor for the Bahamas, Flying Fish and the owners Tim and Rebecca Tibbitts teamed up with the GBCC to host the monthly business event at their new outside bar. “The Chamber is delighted that Flying Fish extended the offer to host our monthly M&M at its their fabulous restaurant,” said Lisa Turnquest, GBCC 2nd Vice President.
“It’s precisely the membership experience we are endeavoring to cultivate. The role of the Chamber fundamentally is to be a bridge with the business community, networking various companies locally, nationally and internationally. The turn out was tremendous and we are so pleased with the support.”
Guests started arriving from 5pm and packed the outdoor fresco bar that sits on the Lucayan marina, next to Pelican Bay Hotel.
“We are pleased and honored to have had the largest turnout for a M&M,” said Head Chef and proprietor Tim Tibbitts. “We are happy to know that the community was interested in coming to take a sneak peak at what we do at Flying Fish. There were lots of new faces and we hope that we will see some come back to try us for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or happy hour because of the exposure this event brought to us. The support of the local business community is integral to our success and appreciate people taking time out of their busy schedules to join us.”
The event was one of the largest turnouts for the Chamber and many members enjoyed the opportunity to mingle in such a great atmosphere. “The Flying Fish was a wonderful venue for this event. The Chamber mix and mingles really are a great chance to meet new business people on the island and network,” said attendee James Sarles, President of James Sarles Realty. “The chamber has a lot of young dynamic business people and it is important that we as a business community come together at events like these to share ideas and help Freeport succeed. For those who missed this event you missed a nice evening and I encourage you to make an effort to come to the next one.”
The local restaurant opened its door in late February and has been steadily growing its clientele base via the hotels and “snowbird” traffic. Teaming up with the Chamber gave the restaurant the opportunity to reach out to the business community and gave the business community the chance to bring their members together in a new environment. “We would really like to thank the Flying Fish owners and staff for changing the pace of our monthly M&M’s – and we invite others to do the same,” said Turnquest. ”The chamber is here to work with the community for the advancement of Grand Bahama as a whole.”
Interested business persons can contact the Chamber at 352-8329 or via their new website www.gbchamber.org for more information about becoming a member or future events. The Flying Fish is open 7 days a week, reservations are highly recommended with walk-ins based on availability. The restaurant started its lunch in March and is now serving lunch Tuesdays - Fridays, seating from 11:30am -2pm, dinner and happy hour 7 nights a week, Sunday brunch from 11-3pm. For more information research them on HYPERLINK "http://www.flyingfishbahamas.com" www.flyingfishbahamas.com or see their Facebook page or call 242 373 4363.
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