It was another successful year for the CBI Holiday Shopping Event! Not even the snow could keep too many away! At this year’s event we had vendors from Mary Kay to Young Living Essential Oils, Crowned Free, Norwex, Tastefully Simple, Priceless Creations and BLoved Lettering. This event is a great way to help support local vendors and businesses, and for our appreciation of local business, we do not charge vendors for a booth, but instead ask they bring a gift as a give-away item that attendees can enter a drawing to win. Once attendees have visited each vendor, they are entered to win one of the great gifts from our vendors!
While getting ready for the holidays is an important focus of this event, our biggest focus goes on the charity side of everything. At CBI Telecommunications, one of our six core values is philanthropy, and the Holiday Shopping Event is one of the ways we give back. This year our event supported four different charities, two of which had a booth on the event floor. These charities included the Women’s Resource Center of Kent County, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Flowers from Charlie the Merchant and Lightning Strike. We encouraged that each person who attends our event bring in donations each charity was asking for, ranging from gently used suits, to children’s toys and cash donations. We again received an outpouring response of donations from many of those who attended.
CBI’s Director of Marketing, Justin Emelander and owner of the charity Lightning Strike had this to say: “Each year I look forward to putting on the Holiday Shopping Event. It’s a great way for everyone in the community to come together this time of year to celebrate, eat, do some shopping and help out those who are less fortunate. I’m truly blessed I get to be apart of it!”
Again, we thank everyone who trekked through the white stuff to make it out this year and we look forward to the 2019 CBI Holiday Shopping Event!