HUNTSVILLE — Several boutiques, restaurants and vendors were housed in the Lowman Student Center ballroom of Sam Houston State University Thursday night for the Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Diva Night. The LSC ballroom was packed as women tried on accessories, won prizes and chatted under an eclectic mix of music.
ReDonna Ray, local owner of Tickled Pink and participant of Diva Night for the third year said Diva Night has always been a fun way for business owners to chat with the community.
“I love it.” Ray said about the comfortable atmosphere at the event. “Everyone is so relaxed and you really get to know your customers.”
Women of all ages were at the event and enjoyed appetizers from popular restaurants around town and browsed everything from clothing items to house décor. The SHSU rodeo team also contributed to the event, performing a dance number to the hit song Treasure by recording artist Bruno Mars.
Clad in Hawaiian shirts to support the Hawaii theme of the night and serving appetizers to guests were several male volunteers. Tyler McCaffetty, an employee at First Financial Bank and volunteer at Diva Night said he’s happy to contribute to an event that will bring the community closer.
“I’ll be dancing with a couple more guys later tonight.” McCaffety said early in the night. “This is a great way to have a lot of fun and show our support.”
The Chamber of Commerce puts on several events throughout the year to encourage community unity and knowledge about local businesses.
“Our focus is to bring attention to local area and home-based businesses,” Laura Green, events coordinator for the Chamber said to the Item in an interview earlier this month. “The intention of the event is to encourage patronage of these businesses and economic development within the community.”
For more information on Diva Night or other events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, contact Laura (936)-295-8113.