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We are pleased to report to you that our Gala Spring Banquet at Macaluso's was another smashing success. The food was spectacular, the location was magnificent, the band was amazing, and everyone had a fabulous time. For the second year in a row we are delighted to report that we had an all time record turnout.

We would like to take this opportunity to especially thank our sponsors:

Advantage International Foods Corp
Ambriola Company
ARLA Foods
B&A Food Brokers
DCI Swissrose Cheese Co.
Emmi (USA)
Gondrand AG Global Transports & Logistics
Hartman & Craven LLP
Intercibus, Inc.
Jana Foods LLC
Musco Foods
Pierenzo & Alberto Calosso
Swissexport - Cheese Exporters Association of Switzerland Norseland Inc.
Todaro Bros. Inc.
World Wide Sales

Without them, we could not have put together such a lavish evening. Special thanks to Emmi USA and World Wide Sales who provided the lovely favors - everyone who attended received a nice bottle of wine from Frog Leap's winery.

We'd like to give a special thank you to our incredible Dinner Dance Chair, Fred D'Agostino, World Wide Sales and to all he did to make this event such a success. In addition, we'd like to thank the entire Dinner Dance Planning Committee that dedicated their time and efforts toward the event. They are Gerry Turci, Bizzaro Turci; Tom Toto, Advantage International Foods Corp.; Mary Anna Ajemian, The Ambriola Co., Inc.. We'd also like to thank our headquarters staff for their efforts: Sheila Crowley, CIAA Event Planner and Annette Summers, Executive Director.

There were three wonderful volunteers who took their time to assist the committee and handle the many last minute details. We'd like to personally thank Charlene Neuroter, World Wide Sales; Janet D'Agostino, World Wide Sales and Rosemari Schilt, Emmi for their many behind the scenes efforts.

We look forward to seeing you all with guests, and hopefully your suppliers, next year!