The Annual Christmas Party was held on Friday December 2nd at restaurant Benvenuto. The event was one of a kind, with an award ceremony where the first Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Business Achievement Award was given to Osmo Sikanen from Ambassador Rent A Car and KK Car, in recognition and sincere appreciation of a lifetime of ethical and successful business leadership in the Finnish-American community.
Besides the award ceremony the night began with a cocktail hour, tasty three course dinner and we also had some beautiful solo performance by opera singer Anna-Lisa Jakobsson, who also led the fun sing-alongs during the night. Mika Pennanen was in charge of the dancing music, and looking at the amount of people dancing, he did a great job! Thank you both for performing.
Our raffle ceremony was fun, with the SAS Grand Prize round way ticket Miami-Helsinki as the highlight. Also a big thank you for all the other sponsors! There were a few lucky ones who one two prizes each… lucky you!
We thank everyone for joining us, we had a blast (again, we never have a boring time with our friends). Merry Christmas!