Nothing medieval about the Warwick chamber's mixer at Renaissance Faire

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:58

Sterling Forest — There are mixers and there are mixers. Anyone of the approximately 75 guests who attended the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce after-hours business mixer on Wednesday evening, Aug. 17, agreed, when asked, that this event has to be repeated next year. The mixer, planned by Janine Dethmers of Corporate Impressions, was held on the grounds of the New York Renaissance Faire just off Route 17A in Tuxedo. The Renaissance Faire, which is open Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day and runs until Sept. 25, is a recreation of a medieval village. Costumed actors, crafts and games give patrons the illusion that they have stepped back in time. In order to make this mixer a memorable event, the production’s Assistant General Manager/Promotions Manager Wanda Carr arranged for Sterlingshire, the Faire’s Medieval English village, to be filled with live entertainment including juggling, strolling musicians and an opportunity to mingle with storybook characters. Guests not only had an opportunity to greet and socialize with other business professionals but they were invited to enjoy a complimentary feast of hearty foods including a steak dish as well as an open bar serving a variety of medieval style beverages including beer, wine and mead. And, as one of the benefits of joining the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, the cost to members for this unique social event was only five dollars. For additional information about the Warwick Chamber call 845-986-2720.