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PA Governor Corbett to receive "Friend of Chile Award"

Save the Date!

Thursday, November 10, 2011
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Chilean Wine Reception
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Program and Luncheon

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Friend of Chile Award
The Honorable Tom Corbett
Governor of Pennsylvania

The Friend of Chile Award is presented annually to an outstanding member of the regional community who has strong commitment to fostering trade between this region and Chile. The Chamber is pleased to present this award to Governor Corbett.

Lifetime Achievement Award
William H. Kopke Jr. Inc.

William H. Kope Jr. Inc (WHK), under the leadership of Peter Kopke, Sr., helped to pioneer the Chilean grape business in the United States in the 1960s. Today, WHK is the largest importer of Chilean grapes in the world. Mr. Peter Kopke, Jr., President of William H. Kope Jr. Inc., will receive the award at this year’s luncheon.

To learn more about this award program and sponsorship opportunities available for your organization, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at rmaldonado@greaterphilachamber.com or call 215-790-3769.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event as we celebrate the strong commercial and trade partnership between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.

To see pictures from last year’s award luncheon, click here.

Past recipients of the Friend of Chile Award include:
Eugene Bailey, The Diamond State Port Corporation and the Port of Wilmington
Leo Holt, Holt Logistics Corp.
Ruth Ann Minner, Then-Governor of the State of Delaware
Robert Palaima, Delaware River Stevedores
Michael J. Stack, Pennsylvania State Senator
George Sibley, Barthco International
Andreas Economou, Unifrutti of America
James McDermott, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Thomas J. Holt, Sr. Holt Logistics Corp.
Barbara Hunter, Western Fumigation
Jack Pandol, Pandol Brothers Inc.
William Kopke, William H. Kopke, Jr. Inc.

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