• Burlington Chamber of Commerce 2019 Awards of Excellence Nominees Announced

    October 07, 2019
    Nominations for 6 Awards Announced, Winners Will be Revealed At Event
     
    Burlington, WA: The Burlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the top three nominees in each category for their 2019 Awards of Excellence. These businesses were nominated by Burlington Chamber members as well as members of the community. The winners will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony on November 7th at the Skagit Casino Resort.
     
    Stowe Award
    • Children’s Museum of Skagit County
    • Skagit River Steel and Recycling
    • Train Wreck Bar & Grill
     
    Volunteer of the year
    • Kaaren Flint – Hospice of the Northwest
    • Les Tokarchuk – Burlington-Edison Kiwanis Club
    • Monica Craig – CPI Plumbing & Heating
     
    Humanitarian Award
    • Friendship House
    • Hospice of the Northwest
    • HUB City Church
     
    Leadership Award
    • Gerges Hana – Interpreting Technology
    • John Howe – Mountain Pacific Bank
     
    Business of the Year
    • Farmstrong Brewing Co.
    • Peoples Bank
    • Shell Puget Sound Refinery
     
    President’s Award
    • Cate Anderson – Children’s Museum of Skagit County
    • Jennifer Berner – City of Burlington
    • Mike Dyberg – Dyberg Aviation
     
    In addition to revealing the award winners, the event will feature Burlington Chamber CEO, Peter Browning, highlighting the chamber’s accomplishments for 2019 and their current projects going into 2020. Social hour with cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 6:00 pm, while the award ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm. Seating can be reserved by calling the chamber at 360-757-0994 or visiting https://www.burlington-chamber.com/awards-of-excellence. The event is made possible by sponsorship by Banner Bank, Land Title and Escrow, Skagit Auto Licensing, Fortiphi Insurance and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales.
     
    Update: Stephanie Hooper of Burlington Rotary Club and Bayside Specialties has declined her nomination for 2019 and provided the following quote:
    "It was certainly a pleasant surprise and honor to see my name listed today as a nominee for the Leadership Award of Excellence, however, I have to respectfully decline. We are long-time supporters, including a combined total of nine years as Board Members, of the Burlington Chamber and over the years have been awarded the Stowe Award, Volunteers of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and in 2016 I received the Leadership Award of Excellence.  I am truly honored to have received this nomination again, but it should be given to someone who has not received the award in the past. Thanks!"
     
    The revised Awards of Excellence nominees are listed above.
     
     
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    About the Burlington Chamber of Commerce: The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the success of our members. We provide advocacy, promotion and training. We facilitate community events to foster positive relationships between businesses and the community as well as promoting Burlington and the Skagit Valley as an exceptional tourism destination. The Burlington Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers contribute outstanding experience, caring support and dedication.
    Contact:
    JD Boucher, Marketing/Communications Coordinator
    (360) 757-0994
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