Photos by Tag: chamber

March 19th, 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 major sponsor of the community event, scheduled May 16 and 17 at Cap Sante Boat […]

February 12th, 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 inevitably “lighter side” moments. Pictured here responding to Mayor Maxwell’s hints at youthful antics are […]

February 11th, 2009

City stable, says mayor

Chamber of Commerce President Mike Trafton presided over his first public gathering Thursday, introducing Mayor Dean Maxwell for his annual “State of the City” message. Maxwell and Trafton are childhood friends, which provided material for a few light moments (“Did you ever face Judge Gene Anderson? Boy, you didn’t want to do that twice.”). In […]

January 20th, 2009

Community forum

About three dozen citizens including former mayor Bud Strom (standing) took the Port of Anacortes and Chamber of Commerce up on their offer to attend an open forum Wednesday evening. After a brief presentation regarding 2009 accomplishments and plans for 2010, the commissioners opened the floor for questions from the audience. Chamber Executive Director Mitch […]

December 22nd, 2008

Winter at Chamber

With Sunday night snow, this scene at the Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Anacortes has likely become even more “winterized.” The community Christmas tree has undergone a “flocking” that very well could last through the holiday.

May 10th, 2008

Floral fundraiser

Dozens of roses donated by Christianson’s Nursery were among featured items at the annual garden fundraiser held at the Courtyard at the Majestic Inn and Spa. This is the fifth year a group of volunteers has contributed its time and talent to raise funds for downtown beautification efforts. On Saturday there were also volunteers including […]

December 26th, 2007

Snow scene

This is one of three seasonal window displays that led to top “winter lights” honors for Kristi Gabrielse and her Commercial Avenue shop, Ana Cross Stitch. Selections were made by judges from the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Thursday morning we had some real snow, but not enough for sledding. Don’t lose hope though…

December 7th, 2007

Santa on stage

Santa shared the stage with choruses from several schools Friday night at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting soonsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Next up: Lions Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Anacortes.

December 6th, 2007

Community tree arrives

Once again this year, Dakota Barnes of City Tree Service delivered and assisted with placement of the community Christmas tree at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Anacortes. Others in the volunteer work party included Dakota’s son, Jesse; Don Spurling and City Councilman Brian Geer. Sidewalk supervisors included Stephanie Hamilton and Mary Talosi of the […]

November 30th, 2007

Tree auction for charity

Visit the Port of Anacortes warehouse at 1st and Commercial today (Friday, Nov. 30) between 10 a.m.and 7 p.m. for a free viewing of the 2007 “Celebration of Trees: The Magic of Christmas.” The event is sponsored by Island Hospital Foundation and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. In addition to 13 beautifully decorated trees, the […]

November 24th, 2007

Holiday treat

It was smiles all-round Saturday afternoon as one-time WSU roommates Melissa VanGorkom and Kirsten Tyhuis treated their little girls to a carriage ride in downtown Anacortes. It’s a year of firsts for Whitney (left) and Hallie, neither of whom has celebrated her first birthday. The free horse and carriage rides are available from now until […]

August 23rd, 2007

Visitor Center

Tourists by the thousands stream through the Visitor Information Center on the street level of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce building at 9th and Commercial Avenue. This year has been dubbed “the Year of the Salmon,” as evidenced by the Bill Mitchell mural mounted on the south wall of the building. Walk around town and […]

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