Women’s Business Connection of Chester County to Host Virtual Designer Bag Bingo on Oct. 28

Mark Hostutler
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The coronavirus may have changed the way the Women’s Business Connection of Chester County (WBC) hosts its events, but its calendar remains as full as it has ever been.

The organization has continued to connect, and recently announced it is replacing its signature, in-person fall event with a virtual one that’s sure to be just as popular.

On Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 6-8:30 PM, the WBC is offering Virtual Designer Bag Bingo to replace Meet Me At The Mansion, an annual social event held at Oakbourne Mansion in West Chester.

“Our Board’s mission is always to provide value for our members,” said WBC Board President Diana Mattingly of First Resource Bank. “In 2020, more than ever, we feel privileged to be able to serve our members and our guests with relevant, timely, and — just as important — fun virtual events to support them in business and in life. That’s key to everything we do.”

“We saw we wouldn’t be able to have our popular signature event, Meet Me At The Mansion, so as we’ve been doing since March, we pivoted to something virtual and fun,” said WBC Signature Events Chairperson Marcee McMullen of Vanguard Realty Alliance in West Chester. “We landed on Designer Bag Bingo, and the feedback has been amazing!”

Members and guests will mingle on Zoom as they play 10 rounds of online bingo for the chance to win designer handbags by Michael Kors, COACH, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Furla, Kate Spade, Valentino, Whiting & Davis, and others.

There will also be a bonus final round (additional ticket required) for the “Beautiful Bountiful Bonus Bag” stuffed with extras and valued at $1,100 … and growing. It’s a blue Valentino logo leather shoulder bag plus a mystery amount of cash, wine, beauty products, jewelry, and a coupon for a one-night stay at Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast in West Chester.

Advanced registration is required, and there’s a 100-person limit. The Zoom link and virtual Bingo cards will be e-mailed to registrants.

“We’ve learned that some of those registering are hosting or attending mini-parties, with a few close friends and family from their ‘bubble,’ in one spot, in addition to those joining as a ‘party of one,’” said McMullen. “Of course, anyone planning on hosting a mini-party or attending from a friend’s mini-party should follow the CDC guidelines for gatherings and take all necessary social-distancing precautions.”

Ticket prices:

  • Member Bingo card: $25
  • Member Bonus Bingo card: $10 each
  • Non-Member Bingo card: $35
  • Non-Member Bonus Bingo card: $20 each
  • Additional Bingo cards: $10 each (two max)

A Member’s Only Sponsor Package is available for $150. Those interested in becoming members can learn more and join online. The package includes:

  • Two Bingo cards
  • One Bonus Bingo card
  • Your logo on the Bingo sheet
  • Your contact info and description on special sponsor sheet
  • An opportunity to have something special in the designer bags
  • Social media mentions

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the WBC’s Community Partner Chester County Futures.

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