Chris Renfro, left, and Amy Jorden, right, present Janet Burchfield with the 2017 Business Person of the Year award. Photo by Sean Callahan/Island Life Photography

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored standout businesses and business leaders during its annual Awards Banquet and Board Installation Dinner Thursday.

Among the winners were Branch Business Services, which was awarded Business of the Year and Janet Burchfield of Front Street Realty, who was named Business Person of the Year.

Cindy Olsen, former owner of Aqua Gifts and the mussels behind Musselfest, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and 3 Sisters Market was awarded for Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Gifts From the Heart food bank was honored as Nonprofit of the Year and the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association was given a Historical Preservation Award.

The Penn Cove Water Festival also received a new honor, the Penn Cove Legacy Award.

During the dinner, the new chamber board was also installed.

The new chamber board includes president Janet Burchfield, Front Street Realty; vice president Amy Jorden, Whidbey Island Heritage Bank and secretary Jen Roberts, Windermere Real Estate. Directors are Mary Alice Sterling, Whidbey Allied Artists; Marc Apparicio, Penn Cove Brewing; Chris Renfro, Edward Jones; Matt Iverson, Iverson Insurance; Eric Marshall, Whidbey Weekly; Ron Nelson, Island County Economic Development Council; Erik Harada, Harada Physical Therapy; and Kimberly Hoctor, Handbag Consignment Shop and POSH Upscale Resale.

Members of the new Coupeville Chamber board were installed. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are: Marc Apparicio, Penn Cove Brewing; Matt Iverson, Iverson Insurance; Eric Marshall, Whidbey Weekly; Ron Nelson, Island County Economic Development Council and Chris Renfro, Edward Jones. In the front row, left to right, are: president Janet Burchfield, Front Street Realty; Mary Alice Sterling, Whidbey Allied Artists; vice president Amy Jorden, Whidbey Island Heritage Bank and secretary Jen Roberts, Windermere Real Estate. Photo by Sean Callahan/ Island Life Photography.

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