Long lunch, strong bids

The Long Lunch in Cambridge Town Hall last month was just what the business doctor ordered with $2500 raised for Cambridge Lifeskills and plenty of robust competition at auction time.

Jane Burgess raises her hand to bid while in front of her husband Kevin wonders how much higher the prices could go. Photo: Christine Cornege

The Cambridge Chamber event served as the perfect platform for organic networking and to build a stronger, more connected community, said chief executive Kelly Bouzaid.

“We believe it’s important to have some fun, celebrate the mahi, and just take a breath sometimes.”

The event was a sell-out with a full house of 104 people which included mayor Susan O’Regan, deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk, Waipā Networks chief executive Sean Horgan and car dealer John Ingham.

Accommodation and air travel to Queenstown attracted the toughest bidding. It went from the floor for $2500 while two nights stay in a luxury Cambridge apartment, went by silent auction for $700.

Harkness Henry’s Chad Danswan and Alexandria Till were all smiles at the Long Lunch. Photo: Christine Cornege.

Cambridge Real Estate auctioneer David Soar, left, and MC Matt Hicks during the auction. Photo: Christine Cornege

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