SeaBear hosts Chamber party

Published June 21, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

SeaBear President Mike Mondello (left) presided over an “After Hours” Chamber of Commerce event at the company’s 18,000 sq. ft. Anacortes smokehouse Thursday evening. When the executive asked for a show of hands from those who had visited the retail shop before, most in the room obliged. Mondello noted the company’s roots in Anacortes, dating to 1957 and a small smokehouse built by founder Tom Savidge. The company known as Specialty Seafoods became SeaBear in 1996. Stop by the retail shop at 30th & T for a glimpse of company history — and a tasty sample of smoked salmon!

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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