Wing Fling 2017 Spices Up Portsmouth

Wing Fling 2017 Spices Up Portsmouth
The Chamber's Annual Wing Fling was held Thursday, September 14th, at Bayside Harley Davidson in Portsmouth.

The votes are in! J & K Style Grill is the Hampton Roads Chamber Wing champion for the second year in a row. The Chamber's Annual Wing Fling was held September 14 at Bayside Harley Davidson in Portsmouth.  Over 150 business leaders attended the festivities.  This year's judges were comprised of local leaders:

  • Mayor John Rowe, City of Portsmouth
  • Chief Tonya Chapman, City of Portsmouth Police
  • Chris Stuart, Norfolk Board Chair and Vice President of Top Guard Security
  • Tracy Link, Portsmouth Board Chair and President of Integrity Security Services
  • Charles Greenhood, Portsmouth Small Business of the Year and Owner of Brutti’s Catering Portsmouth
  • Frank Hughlett, President, Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, Inc.
  • Chris Rice, Music Makes Me Happy Entertainment, 2017 Small Business of the Year Award Winner for Suffolk

The judges deliberated while participants connected with potential new partners and clients.  Attendees and enjoyed wing samples, craft beer from MoMac Brewing Company, and live music from Soul Intent.  "Wing Fling is an event for people to unwind and couldn’t be at a better place than Portsmouth," said Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe while judging.  At the end of the evening Presenting Sponsor,  Rob Johnson, Plant Manager of Wheelabrator,  announced the winners:  J&K Grilling -  Best Dry Rub, Best Buffalo Most Unique and Tasty,  Buckets Bar & Grill  -- People's Choice.  

"An event like this is great for Portsmouth and especially great for businesses here in Portsmouth," said Johnson, "and for Wheelabrator anytime we can support the community and the Chamber it’s great."

Thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, Wheelabrator Technologies; Craft Beer Sponsor, MoMac Brewing Company; Platinum Sponsor, The Shopper; Gold Sponsor, BB&T; Host Sponsor, Bayside Harley-Davidson; and Bronze Sponsor, Portsmouth Department of Economic Development; Costume Sponsor, Premier Events.

(Pictured here: Wing Champion team, J&K Grilling)

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