If you weren’t at the fairgrounds Thursday night you missed a great party when the Madera District Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Extravaganza. For those who missed it, this event is a trade show where local businesses showcase their products and services.
At our booth we distributed copies of our Thursday paper and a few of our special sections. The coolest part of our booth this year was a collection of vintage newspaper size plastic bags with our name on them. When I asked where these bags came from I was told a nice lady said she was cleaning out her office and ran across them. Rather than throw them out she delivered to the Tribune offices. I’m not sure how old they are, but I do know they predate my employment, which is 17 years. I know they are at least that old because we quit using the font they are printed with before I came onboard. I would like to thank whoever brought these to us. It is a really neat look back at the Tribune history.
While I obviously can’t mention every vendor that participated I can tell you about a few who joined the fun.
I spent quite a bit of time chatting with my childhood friend and classmate Stephanie Simonian, and her sister, Chris Simonian, of 47th Place Carpet One. Their door prize was a beautiful area rug. I had fun talking to another set of siblings, Gary and Dennis Smith of GBS...