MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is hosting its inaugural Women’s Spring Tea and Brunch to celebrate the positive role of women in business and the community.
The event starts at 10 a.m. May 18 at the Arlington Baptist Church Family Life Center, 9801 Arlington Church Road.
It includes an appetizer, main course, dessert, unlimited tea, a silent auction, raffles and remarks from Tonia Bendickson. Tables can be decorated by a business or in honor of a person or cause.
“This event will be such a lovely way to welcome spring – visually, tastefully, fragrantly,” said Kim Rhodarmer, executive director of Servants Heart of Mint Hill. “Women tirelessly take care of everyone around us. It’s time to rejuvenate. Gather your girlfriends and engage the senses through your own creative style and to be inspired by others in the showcase of tables.”
Paige McKinney, executive director of the chamber, said she hopes local local businesses, community groups and individuals celebrate women in their lives by giving tickets to those they would like to honor.
Tables can be split between several friends or siblings wanting to honor a mother or grandmother, McKinney added.
Jennifer Manchester, of Suburban Properties, said she’s made some really great connections with female business owners in the chamber. She serves on the chamber’s board of directors.
“I consider them all my friends,” she said. “This new event creates an opportunity for women to get together and continue to build our tribe, continue to develop relationships and to help each other grow in addition to raising money for the chamber.”
Tables are available for purchase for $320 with each table seating up to eight people.
Profits from the event will allow the chamber to continue events and opportunities, including its annual golf tournament and college scholarship opportunity.
Sandy Harrison, of Photographic Elegance, joins Manchester, Rhodarmer and McKinney on the event’s committee.
Several companies are donating to the event: Mint Hill Roasting Company (tea), Fresh Chef Kitchen (appetizers), Texas Roadhouse (main course) and Daphne’s Bakery (desserts). Sponsorships are still available. Items for the raffle and silent auction are needed, as well.
Contact McKinney at 704-573-8282 or Paige@minthillchamberofcommerce.com to reserve a table, donate a raffle or silent auction item, or to secure a sponsorship.