Coupeville Chamber honors business leaders

Members of the Coupeville business community recognized outstanding leaders and welcomed a new batch of board members Thursday during the annual installation and Excellence in Business Awards Dinner.

Members of the Coupeville business community recognized outstanding leaders and welcomed a new batch of board members Thursday during the annual installation and Excellence in Business Awards Dinner.

Shelli Trumbull and Cascade Insurance were awarded the Business of the Year award.

“Small Businesses are the mainstay of our community,” said Lynda Eccles, executive director of the Coupeville Chamber. “In addition to the general criteria, the business of the year must provide exceptional informed customer service, unique marketing strategies, maintain a successful business, strong community involvement.”

Matt Iverson from Allstate Insurance was awarded the Business Leadership Award for his participation in the Haunting of Coupeville.

The Pacific Northwest Art School received the first-ever Excellence in Arts and Culture award.

The Handbag Consignment Shop received the Entrepreneurial Spirit award, which is given to new businesses and the Coupeville Library received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Four new board members were voted and sworn in including Keven Graves, publisher of The Whidbey Examiner; Jim Shank, superintendent for Coupeville School District; Kimberly Hoctor, owner of The Handbag Consignment Shop; and Jennifer Roberts from Windermere Realty.

Outgoing board members Lisa Bernhardt, Jug Bernhardt, Janet Burchfield and Dan Miranda were recognized for their service.

Returning board members are Ken Hofkamp, owner of Prairie Center Red Apple; Linda Saylor from Whidbey Coffee; Matt Iverson, of Allstate Insurance; and Dale Offret, CPA.

This year’s executive board is comprised of Shelli Trumbull from Cascade Insurance serving as president; Christy Kellison, owner of Keystone Cafe, serving as vice president; and Linda Saylor will serve as treasurer.

 

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