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Several representatives from local businesses, organizations, and elected offices attended the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast this morning, hosted by Genesis Healthcare, Edmonson Center in Brownsville.
This morning's breakfast, which was free to the public, featured a buffet of popular items and a selection of drinks.
Head Administrator Chris Swihart welcomed everyone and recognized the staff members at the facility, which he described as family. He also shared information about their annual car show which benefits resident activities and promoted the facility's new career path, a CNA program that trains nursing assistants.
Scott Lindsey, the facility's admission director, gave a brief history and background of Genesis Healthcare, which he said employs more than 70K across the country and has 94 employees at their local facility. He said this year is their 25th anniversary and offered tours to anyone that wanted to see more of the center. He discussed the family there and that their mission is to help your family.
Several attendees commented about their own families' experiences and how the facility had helped in numerous ways.
Chamber board member Bob Kleier thanked everyone for attending and Edmonson Center for their hospitality at today's event.
Rhonda Clemmons, Chamber Director was happy with the turnout.
"We always enjoy our chamber events and Genesis did such a great job as our host this morning," she said. "We are always welcoming new chamber members. Please visit edmonsonchamber.com to find out how you can join us."