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. Great food, great music, and great people filled the night! Celebrating RCAP’s 100-Year Anniversary thrilled us. However, the night was special for another reason.
RCAP honored and awarded our very own Ed Lomas during the ceremony. He received 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, the event was bittersweet. Ed will be retiring in February 2019. We are sad to be losing such an important member of our team. However, Ed beginning this new journey thrills us. 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!