The Chamber’s first ever “Wild Wing Fling” was held on September 12 at Bayside Harley-Davidson in Portsmouth and was a roaring success, attracting more than 800 attendees! Nearly 30 exhibitors, including both large and small for-profit businesses and nonprofits, demonstrated their goods and services to local business professionals.
Participants also enjoyed music by More Cowbell and dined on delicious wings from local restaurants and then voted for the “People’s Choice Award.” The People's Choice Award went to Bubba-N-Franks Smoke House (1st place) and Mario's (2nd place), while Big Woody's Bar and Grill was crowned the Wild Wing Fling King. Big Woody’s Bar and Grill also received the Best in Show, Most Original, and the Most Flavorful awards.
Local celebrity judges included Stephanie Cooke, Executive Producer of "The Hampton Roads Show" on WAVY-TV 10; Lorraine Eaton, Food Editor for The Virginian-Pilot; Francina Harrison, Speaker and TV/Radio Host; Herman Hurston, Comedian/Radio Personality; and Chris Johnson, General Manager of Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center.
Thanks to sponsors: Bon Secours Virginia Health Center (Presenting); Bayside Harley-Davidson (Host); The City of Portsmouth (Marketing); Langley Federal Credit Union, Virginia Port Authority (Silver); More Cowbell (Entertainment).