Photos by Tag: chamber

June 2nd, 2005

New superintendent

Chris Borgen, who succeeds Dr. Tom Marrs as Superintendent of the Anacortes School District, delivered a report and thanks Thursday to a Chamber of Commerce audience. Borgen thanked parents in the audience for populating local schools with “well-mannered, motivated” students. He thanked the business community for the partnership role it plays with the school district […]

November 15th, 2004

Chamber weather

On my visit to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce office today I looked across the street and discovered this “Chamber of Commerce weather” scene: a sun-bathed painting of city namesake Anna Curtis on the side of the historic Wilson Hotel. A Chamber banner to the right jumps out against the dark background of the building’s […]

July 8th, 2004

Cougs in suits

Jackets and ties weren’t the only things these two men had in common when they met Thursday afternoon. Anacortes Chamber of Commerce President Randy Burgess (right) discovered at a Chamber luncheon that state Secretary of State Sam Reed (left) is a fellow Coug. Reed, a one-term incumbent, was in town to talk about issues including […]

April 10th, 2004

Seasons change

Mike Young, who works with the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce on many beautification projects along Commercial Avenue, presided over the changing of the banners last week. The Ave now boasts bright blue banners with a sailboat motif.

February 17th, 2004

Recognition for service

Immediate past Chamber of Commerce President Steve Henery found himself on the receiving end of a standing ovation at last week’s President’s luncheon. Steve, who is manager of Skagit State Bank in Anacortes, was awarded a plaque in recognition of his volunteer service. The man’s good. As a volunteer recruiter, he’s the kind of person […]

December 3rd, 2003

Topping the tree

Dakota Barnes of City Tree Service was among the gang of volunteers helping to decorate the community Christmas tree located at the Chamber of Commerce Building on Commercial Avenue. Also participating on at least two separate occasions were students from the AHS Transition School. A public tree-lighting ceremony (complete with live music and a visit […]

November 14th, 2003

Anacortes hosts state business leader

Members of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce played host to one of the state’s top business leaders Thursday when Association of Washington Business President Don Brunell paid a visit. Brunell is pictured here with Chamber of Commerce President Randy Burgess (left) and Executive Director Michael Broome (right). A priority on AWB’s “to do” list is […]

September 19th, 2003

Chamber reaches across border

A contingent of area business representatives traveled to Victoria, B.C. this week on a trip dedicated to building on tourism partnerships. Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Broome (in vest) put the trip together. I joined him in my capacity as Chamber of Commerce Tourism Marketing Director, and the others on the American team […]

July 19th, 2003

Shipwreck mania

Chamber of Commerce organizers, shoppers and vendors alike were happy about today’s Shipwreck Day, this community’s annual main street garage sale. There were more vendors than ever, and the weather was perfect. Talk about your underground economy…(More photos in the Activities section)

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