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Nats Give Chamber a Taste of the Business of Baseball

Posted on Dec 28,2012
Filed Under Local Sports,

Courtesy of Major League Baseball

ALEXANDRIA,VA. – The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Nationals hosted a sold out luncheon just before Christmas, offering a behind the scenes look at the nuances of running a Major League Baseball team.

Master of Ceremonies FP Santangelo, Nationals MASN TV Color Analyst, kept attendees entertained with anecdotes from his days as a MLB player and exciting stories from the current season.

“The Nationals are grateful for the support of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce,” said Andrew Feffer, Chief Operating Officer of the Washington Nationals. “The Business of Baseball Forum gave us a wonderful opportunity to share ideas with business leaders in the local community and we look forward to working with the Chamber in the future.”

The event, part of an on-going partnership between the Washington Nationals and the Alexandria Chamber, featured a distinguished panel of executives from the Nationals Baseball Club including Feffer, who also provided a keynote address.

Panelists included Chris Gargani, Vice President & Managing Director of Sales & Client Services; John Knebel, Vice President & Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships & Business Development; and Lara Potter, Vice President & Managing Director, Communications & Brand Development.

Guests were provided an opportunity to interact with panel members and posed questions related to the franchise and the business of baseball.

Attendees were also treated to a special viewing of the Highlights Video from the 2012 National League Eastern Division Championship Year.

“The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce was pleased to host this premier signature event with the Nationals before an enthusiastic audience of business leaders," said Andrew Palmieri, Chairman of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. "We were fortunate to have a panel of this caliber provide their knowledge and insight on the managing of a Major League Baseball franchise with our guests, and share their business experience in an entertaining format."

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