Where can you see Mayor-President Kip Holden dressed like Santa Clause and singing like Louie Armstrong?  There’s only one place:  The Baton Rouge Area Chamber Holiday Celebration.

Gatorworks President Brian Rodriguez and I (both chamber members) attended the function held at Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge.  It was amazing (albeit, a bit cold).  The After 8 band played while all the restaurants in Perkins Rowe set up booths serving out free food.

Bryan Castillo, Mayor-President Kip Holden, and Brian Rodriguez enjoy the BRAC Holiday Celebration
Bryan Castillo, Mayor Kip Holden, and Brian Rodriguez

But the real treat was getting to see so many business friends, all in one place.  The opportunity to rub elbows with Baton Rouge’s best businesspeople is always too much to pass up.  A lot of laughing and cheer (and even some business) can be found at the annual event.  If you have never been or are new to the area, I highly recommend joining the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce.