Members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce 80th Anniversary Membership Gala Committee gathered to plan for the Sat., Nov. 16 event at Minerals at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ. Pictured (from left) are: John Redman, Kristen Weiss, Janine Dethmers, Bea Arner, Ia Faraoni, Sarah Armand, & Michael Johndrow. Committee members Jacqueline Johndrow & Vanessa Greeley were not available for the photo. Photo provided

The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce will mark its 80th anniversary this year with a membership celebration themed “The Valley of Dreams” on Sat., Nov. 16 at Minerals at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ.

The gala will kick off with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. serving complimentary beer, wine and appetizers with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. The event promises to be a fun and festive evening with a tribute to the past 80 years as well as a celebration of the present with dancing and live music by The E’lissa Jones Band.

The Chamber’s Executive Director, Michael Johndrow, will offer a keynote speech regarding the “State of the Chamber.” Chamber Board President John Redman will present tribute awards to the founding five businesses that have consistently renewed membership for 80 years as well as awards for Volunteer of the Year, MVP and Best Building Renovation. Past presidents will also be acknowledged.

Tickets are $125 per person and spouses, guests and friends of the community are encouraged to attend. Reservations are required and an R.S.V.P. is requested on or before Fri., Nov. 1. For more information or to purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call the Chamber office at 986-2720 or send an email to

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