Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chamber of Commerce

Last week I joined many of the Leavenworth area business owners at the Chamber of Commerce General Meeting. It was great to sit down with many of the business owners that I know, and to be able to meet many that I didn't.

The Chamber memebers recieved an update on the Russian trip that our Mayor, Rob Eaton, and Community Development Director, Connie Krueger are currently on. It is a cultural and economic exchange program between a similar small, recreational town in Russia and Leavenworth. Rob and Connie will be away for about two weeks on this educational exchange.

There was also an update on the Icicle Train Station project. As many already know, the first stop at our amazing station will be on September 25th! The project is nearing completion, and with the date quickly arriving, there is an excited buzz of anticipation in the air. I can't wait to take a trip over to Seattle on the train!

There will be a celebration at the Icicle Station beginning around 6pm the evening of the 25th, just prior to the first evening stop around 8pm. The Chamber may be supplying bus service to the station since there is limited parking.

The Chamber is still working on a few long term transportation details. Many will most likely rely on Leavenworth Shuttle and Taxi to take guests from the station into town, but some businesses have expressed that they will be taking care of their personal guests; ie. lodging guests.

For those who are Chamber members, the Chamber Board meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 8am at Krystals. Members are welcome to attend.

The next general meeting will be held later this fall.

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