Dear Friends:

Tim Herman joins our board as Director-at-Large effective immediately. Tim brings invaluable experience to us, having first joined the Chaîne 28 years ago in Guam where he established a new bailliage.  Since then, he has moved many times, now arriving here to take up the post of General Manager of LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort, part of the Noble House Group. He joins us from the Savannah Bailliage where he served on their board as Chargé de Missions.
Many of you have already experienced LaPlaya’s restaurant Baleen. We have frequently held events there in its stunning location overlooking the Gulf. It now becomes part of the Chaîne family and I encourage you to visit it along with our other Chaîne establishments this summer. It is open for in-house breakfast, lunch, and dinner, adhering to social distancing spacing and capacity guidelines.  Reservations: (239) 598-5707).
If you’re in town, I also encourage you to visit Ristorante Ciao, the elegant, classical, Neapolitan favorite on 4th Avenue South owned by long-time Chaîne friend Maître Rôtisseur Gianfranco Loreti.  Ciao is now open for take-out and dine-in seating from 430pm.  Reservations: (239) 263-3889.
Please look for and support our loyal Chaîne professionals wherever you may be during these especially difficult days for them.  All those in Naples are listed in your Members’ Directory.