Business After Hours Continues to Rock Columbia Falls

By Beacon Staff

The Columbia Falls Chamber’s Business After Hours events have become the monthly must-attend event for business people in Columbia Falls.

This month’s event was held at Sally Petersen’s Funtastic Finds and was standing room only for much of the evening.

Refreshments from the Whistle Stop Cafe (new coffee shop/cafe in Station 8) were just some of the tasty treats awaiting guests. At the front door, 406 Magazine was collecting funds for the Columbia Falls Food Bank, which Freedom Bank President Don Bennett pledged to match.

Barb and David Jenkins, owners of The Barber’s Shop on Nucleus, dressed to the nines for the evening’s festivities.

Crowded from front to back at Petersen’s eclectic retail shop on Nucleus Ave.

Patrice Manget gets into a smokin’ jazz number. Entertaining the attendees that night was La Nota Blues & Jazz Trio, with Manget on vocals, Chuck Cummings on keyboards and Fred “Saxmo” Jones on sax and clarinet.

Rotary Club President-Elect Ron Nash cradles his newborn, Ethan James. He seems a bit proud of the little guy – and rightfully so.