SOUTHINGTON ‚Äď The Southington Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs Ladies Night is set for Thursday at The Aqua Turf Club.
There will be food, prizes and presentations showcasing several of Southington‚Äôs female fronted businesses.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the club at 556 Mulberry St. It will include music from a DJ and opportunities to shop, eat and watch hair and makeup demos. ‚ÄúSwag bags‚ÄĚ will be given to the first 100 visitors, and guests can also participate in a silent ‚ÄúHoney Do‚ÄĚ auction. Several male-fronted local business owners have offered to provide a variety of prizes to the winners. David Alan Hospitality group is offering a ‚Äúchef night‚ÄĚ with a table for eight; C.B. Rose Mobile Detailing Services is offering a car detailing; and Leadership Martial Arts is offering three months of unlimited kickboxing classes.
‚ÄúThe ‚ÄėHoney Do‚Äô auction is short for ‚ÄėHoney, do this,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Taylor Crofton, executive director of the Southington Chamber of Commerce said. ‚ÄúLast year, male business owners worked the event and advertised the services that they would be providing. This year, we‚Äôve changed it to a silent auction so it runs smoother.‚ÄĚ
Crofton said that there will be a total of 40 vendors including several female-owned local businesses.
‚ÄúThere is something for everybody, with an emphasis on women from various organizations, companies and contractors,‚ÄĚ said Crofton. ‚ÄúWe have strong female entrepreneurial business ownership here in Southington.‚ÄĚ
Among the new vendors this year are Team Demas Orthodontics, C.S. Vitality Enterprises and Tapout Fitness.
‚ÄúTapout Fitness could be a fun vendor for moms to visit to learn about what class options exist for the whole family,‚ÄĚ said Crofton. ‚ÄúFitness used to be more of a small niche here and town but now it seems to be getting far bigger.‚ÄĚ
Crofton said that past Ladies Night events have been highly successful and that she expects to sell out of tickets again this year. In past years, as many as 300 people have attended the event.
Premier sponsors include The Hospital of Central Connecticut and iHeartMedia.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit southingtonchamber.com or call 860-628-8036.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.