The July Santee Chamber of Commerce After-5 Mixer was held on Thursday, July 16, at the recently opened PakMail in the Albertson’s center. The event was well attended by local business owners, community groups, and political representatives. Among those attending were the local representative of U.S. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, a Placement Specialist from Partnerships with Industry, and several members of the Chamber leadership.
The Mixer hosts were Ted and Kelli Tamez, PakMail franchise owners and Area Developers for Arizona and Southern California. The Tamezes are proud of their company’s ability to pack and ship just about anything a customer might want to send, from a tea service, to a guitar, to a pocket bike. And yes, they have done them all.
As always, the Mixer ended with raffle and membership drawings. Your humble blogger won a $25 gift certificate to The Omlette Factory and two tickets to the Bulls Only Rodeo in Lakeside (which my daughter and her husband enjoyed using last Friday). Barbara Leetch, former board member of Santee Santas, won a $50 gift certificate to Golden Spoon Yogurt and the 50/50 drawing. Terry Summers, of Partnerships with Industry, won a PakMail gift bag. The big winner was Greg Hagen, owner of Smoothie King, who won a Barona Resort and Casino Pack which included two nights at the resort and much more. The Membership Drawing winner was Colin Goldman, who was not present and so must come to a Mixer and put his card back into the box to be eligible again.