As the summer of 2010 rolls in to a close, the August Business After Hours was themed to be a dedication to the heat by having a Summer Block Party! Hampton Inn was gracious enough to host the event both inside and outside since the weather was indecisive. There was hours of entertainment from games, delicious food from the "cook-out," and lots of fun.
The Hampton Inn provided games of all sorts to keep attendees busy with a wind tunnel full of prizes, a super-sized Wii, and several other games that required skill to win. Those who won or accomplished the goal won a raffle ticket for prizes like Starbucks, iTunes, and gas gift cards. A real treat for everyone was a dunking booth set up outside with the general manager as the "volunteer." She was gracious to be dunked about a dozen times.
Also at the event was the launch of the new tourism website Explorewilkes.com by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. This is the result of a new brand put in place to help promote tourism to the area and business to local companies.