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Rush for the crush

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 7th, 2012

While other people plan for the holidays, this trio of Newport Chamber of Commerce workers is among those neck-deep in organizing “Cirque du Vine,” the 2013 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Pictured left to right are Lorna Davis, Bobbi Price and Carol Adams. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

Chamber shifts into high gear for 2013 festival

While most people are busy planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Bobbi Price has eyes for only one event: the 2013 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival.

Price was hired by the Newport Chamber of Commerce four years ago to manage the mind-boggling details of what is arguably the most important extravaganza at the central coast. Scores of nonprofit organizations, private vendors, sponsors and area businesses who count the wine festival as a mid-winter lifeline and the biggest fundraiser of the year know little about its complex underpinnings or the herculean effort underway now to stage the event.

For the complete article see the 11-07-2012 issue.

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