The 1986 Silver Edition

In working with the Women’s Business Council (WBC) for a 25th anniversary promotional campaign, I learned that the organization began in 1986 with six women sitting around a dining room table, discussing ways to increase networking opportunities and promote career development.

Throughout the next quarter-century, WBC members connected with other like-minded women and built relationships that strengthened their businesses. WBC members also worked together on service projects and created meaningful change in New York’s Capital Region community. The anniversary theme I developed for the WBC — “Celebrating 25 Years of Partnerships and Progress” — blended those ideals perfectly.

Another perfect blending occurred at the Hilton Garden Inn, the Troy, NY location of the WBC’s 25th Anniversary celebratory networking event. The Hilton’s mixologists created two unique 25th Anniversary libations in honor of the WBC:

(1) The 1986, a cocktail containing:

  • Grenadine
  • Club soda
  • Cointreau
  • Whipped vodka
  • Touch of lime
  • Lime wedge garnish

(2) The 1986 Silver Edition, a mocktail containing:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry on the bottom
  • Sweet and sour mix
  • Splash of club soda
  • Sugared rim
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Whether cocktail or mocktail, raise a glass and toast the Women’s Business Council of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce on 25 years of success for women. Cheers!

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