Luncheon levity

Published February 12, 2009 / by Steve Berentson

A major “draw” at Chamber of Commerce functions is the opportunity to build relationships and enjoy those already established. Even when the program is serious, such as this week’s “State of the City” report by Mayor Dean Maxwell, there are inevitably “lighter side” moments. Pictured here responding to Mayor Maxwell’s hints at youthful antics are (r. to l.) Chamber of Commerce President Mike Trafton (Bank of the Pacific), Anacortes Museum Direct Steve Oakley, immediate past Chamber President Zee Hogan, City of Anacortes Human Resources Director Emily Schuh and financial advisor Duncan Frazier. Maxwell and Trafton’s friendship dates back to elementary school days, and although the mayor did not provide details, he hinted that their common history included some mischievous adventures.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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