ACEnet held our first annual Holiday Open House at the beginning of December! Guests were invited to visit our Food Ventures Center’s shared-use kitchen and the facilities and businesses surrounding it to meet ACEnet staff & clients, learn about the work we do in our community & support some of the small, local businesses ACEnet calls clients.
After entering the Food Ventures building through the Ohio is Home retail space, also the home of Red Tail Design Company, attendees took a self-guided tour through the building while mingling with ACEnet’s staff & Board of Trustees. As they made their way through the building, they given the opportunity to meet with, sample and purchase from a few of our clients. These clients included Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen, Funny Girl Vegan Bacon, Pork and Pickles, Casa Nueva, Dutch Creek Winery, Woodland Ridge Farms, Joe to Go, Crumbs Bakery, Red Tail Design Company, Ohio is Home, and Athens Ki-Aikido. Community members, county commissioners, long-time supporters of ACEnet, other local non-profit employees and students were among those in attendance for the evening.
This Open House was a wonderful opportunity for ACEnet to share our work in the community and meet our neighbors as we shared our commitment to supporting local businesses and working toward economic growth in our region. Our staff also had plenty of fun decking the halls of the ACEnet kitchen in preparation for the event. We hope to continue hosting this annual gathering in the future!
To see all of our Holiday Open House pictures, please visit our Facebook album HERE!