State Wireless Associations Host Holiday Events

The Band Plan at the NJWA Annual Holiday Social
VAWA Toy Drive
Mason’s Toy Box toy drive at VAWA

‘Tis the season for the wireless industry’s state wireless associations to gather for networking, food, laughter and fun during annual holiday socials in their respective states.

The New Jersey Wireless Association kicked off the holiday celebration season with its annual Holiday Social Nov. 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. The event featured fun, food and live music from The Band Plan.

Members of the California Wireless Association gathered at Fig & Olive in Newport Beach on Dec. 3 to celebrate the holiday season. Attendees brought unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots.

The Maryland/DC Wireless Association hosted its 2019 Holiday Party Dec. 4 at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Halethorpe. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps were on hand to collect donated toys for Toys for Tots.

Carolinas Wireless Association members celebrated the season Dec. 5 at Angus Barn in Raleigh. Attendees of the CWA Holiday Social brought toys and donations for the association’s charity partner, Toys for Tots.

The New York State Wireless Association gathered Dec. 12 at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City for its Annual Holiday Social featuring The Band Plan. Proceeds of the event benefitted Warriors 4 Wireless.

The Virginia Wireless Association hosted its annual Holiday Social this week at Tang & Biscuit in Richmond, Virginia. The event benefitted Mason’s Toy Box, a Charlottesville-based nonprofit that offers support to children engaged in medical life-altering struggles and their families through gifts for hospitalized children, financial support for families and funding for pediatric medical research.

Coming up in January, the New England Wireless Association will host its Holiday Networking Mixer on Jan. 9 at Hampshire House in Boston.

WIA’s State Wireless Association Program (SWAP) promotes the wireless industry and raises technology awareness at the state and local level. Individual associations are created under the SWAP umbrella to develop a local presence for the wireless industry within the community.