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Chamber presents Leadership Awards

TULALIP — The Greater Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Business and Community Leadership Awards during their June 26 Business Before Hours meeting, from 7-9 a.m. in the Canoes Cabaret Room of the Tulalip Resort Casino.

The Chamber instituted the Business and Leadership Awards program to celebrate the accomplishments of local companies and individuals who epitomize the spirit of leadership, excellent business practices and community involvement. It honors those who best represent the qualities described in the following categories.

Business of the Year: This award recognizes a member business that has made substantial contributions to the Chamber and the greater Marysville-Tulalip community. Criteria for the award include leadership shown by its employees, community service, corporate citizenship, volunteerism, business growth, customer service, innovative business practices and adherence to high business and ethical standards.

Business Leader of the Year: This award recognizes an individual member who has made substantial contributions to the Chamber and the greater Marysville-Tulalip community. Criteria for the award include community service, volunteerism, business practices and demonstrated leadership on local business and community issues.

Elected Official of the Year: This award will be given to an elected official at any level of government who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Chamber, its businesses and the local community, and who has substantially improved the business climate and encouraged economic development in the greater Marysville-Tulalip community.

Volunteer of the Year: This award recognizes a member or volunteer of the Chamber who has made a substantial contribution of time to the Chamber and the greater Marysville-Tulalip community.

Howard-Millikan Chairman’s Award: This award is named for Mike Howard and Ian Millikan, past chairs of the Greater Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, whose long standing commitments to the Chamber and leadership on business and community issues made substantial improvements.

The awards will be filmed and broadcast on the city of Marysville’s public access station for 10 days after the event. Attendees may RSVP by calling 360-659-7700, or e-mailing Billw@marysvilletulalipchamber.com, for a cost of $23 per person, or else pay $28 per person at the door without pre-registration.

The 2009 Business and Community Leadership Awards are made possible through sponsorship from HomeStreet Bank, and the Business Before Hours program is sponsored by Langabeer, McKernan, Burnett and Co. CPAs.

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