Here at the Santee Chamber, we love local businesses! Sounds obvious, but we do. We love that being part of a community provides us with experiences that are very similar to those of a family. In a family, it’s not uncommon to celebrate milestones for the ones you love. We at the Chamber get to treat each member as if they were our babies and mark those milestones in fun and unique ways. A grand opening can feel like a baptism, a good merger like a wedding, and certain anniversaries like those significant birthdays we all look forward to. This past week we went to Uptown Jungle Fun Park to celebrate their fifth anniversary. It was easy to feel like we were celebrating a child’s birthday while in the ultimate indoor playground! I finally got to experience what my children do as the staff gladly allowed us (willing) adults to take advantage of it being closed to the general public for a few hours. Although I may have felt like Augustus Gloop going down the tube slide (!!), it was worth it to break a sweat and let my guard down while running around with a staff member. Just like a growing family, this business started as a vision and has grown into a family business with several sister locations and more on the way. Dan and his son Brad offer a multitude of interactions and keep staff onboard like the Hartpence couple (pictured) who proudly serve as General Manager and Community Outreach Director for their team. Make your way over, say hi, book a party, stay and play…. You won’t be disappointed and just like any great home, you’ll be back again.