Earlier this month, from September 9th through September 11th, we at Asher’s Chocolate Co. attended the 138th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift, & Gourmet Show in Hershey, PA! The show was a great success. We were able to meet with many of our customers, as well as share our chocolates with all that attended.
However, at the top of the list of fun things we were able to do was attend the 100 Year Anniversary Gala for the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia (RCAP) the night of Monday, September 10that the Hotel Hershey. The night was filled with great food, great music, and great people! Although we were thrilled to celebrate 100 amazing years for RCAP, this night was also special to us for another reason.
Our very own Ed Lomas was honored and awarded during the ceremony with the Continuous Support Award from the RCAP!
Kept a secret during the planning process, we were able to arrange for Ed’s family, along with nearly 20 of his longtime associates and coworkers, to attend the event in support of his recognition. It’s an honor to have someone that has been dedicated to the confectionary industry a part of the Asher’s family.
That being said, this event was also bittersweet because Ed will be retiring in February of 2019. We are sad to be losing such an important member of our team. However, we are thrilled for Ed to begin this new journey. Overall, we are just happy to have been able to share in this special night with Ed and his family. We wish him all the best.
Congratulations Ed on winning the Continuous Support Award!