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September 12, 2011

Mayor Strom

Among speakers at the recent Chamber of Commerce Centennial event was Dr. Bud Strom, an Anacortes native with a lifetime of civic involvement including a stint as mayor. Strom noted that he and numerous other World War II veterans went … Continue reading

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September 9, 2011

Centennial cry

Sharing a good cry with his Chamber of Commerce audience is Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell. Also on stage for Thursday’s Chamber Centennial celebration was Secretary of State Sam Reed (right) and a group of past Chamber board presidents. See … Continue reading

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June 7, 2011

Student art

This is just one example of student art featured on Commercial Avenue banners welcoming guests to our community. The banners are posted under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce.

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January 14, 2011

Chamber promotion

After weeks of a process that drew applications from all over the country, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Board President Mark Bunzel announced Friday the selection of long-time Skagitonian Stephanie Hamilton as Executive Director. Hamilton, who until today’s announcement served the … Continue reading

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December 3, 2010

Downtown celebration

Christmas season 2010 kicked off today with a series of holiday events, culminating Friday evening with the Chamber’s Community Christmas Tree lighting event. This event, complete with live entertainment and holiday treats, rolled right into the Christmas Art Walk through … Continue reading

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November 15, 2010

Port conversation

It was “intimate informal” Monday night at the city library when Port of Anacortes commissioners met with district residents responding to an invitation by the Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Mark Bunzel (at podium) acted as moderator during the 90-minute … Continue reading

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October 18, 2010

Everton resigns

It was announced at 1 p.m. Monday that Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mitch Everton (pictured, orange tie) has resigned. A statement from the Chamber noted that Everton was hired into the executive position “during a challenging period for … Continue reading

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October 9, 2010

Oktoberfest a hit

Christine White of Anacortes got into the mood early by dressing up for the Oktoberfest event held Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center. White was among about 700 guests who gathered for the Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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December 9, 2009

Volunteers honored

In partnership with Bellissima Ristorante, the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday honored its Visitor Information Center (VIC) volunteers with a luncheon. More than three dozen city residents commit on a regular basis to staffing the Chamber’s VIC, located on Commercial Avenue … Continue reading

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December 4, 2009

Christmas crowd

Anacortes kicked off the Christmas season in traditional fashion Friday night with the lighting of a community tree at the downtown Chamber of Commerce building. Participants ranged from school choirs to town crier, with refreshments by the American Red Cross … Continue reading

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March 19, 2009

Festival poster

Dozens of people gathered at Trident Thursday evening for the annual gala unveiling of a new Anacortes Waterfront Festival poster. Participating in the unveiling were Chamber President Zee Hogan and Shell Puget Sound Refinery representative Phil Teas. Shell is a … Continue reading

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February 12, 2009

Luncheon levity

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 … Continue reading

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