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By Dan Rudy 

Chamber dinner honors town's firefighters and new businesses

 

February 15, 2018

Photo by Dan Rudy

Standing at the lectern, restaurateur Jake Harris presents this year’s group award for Business of the Year at Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce dinner. Among those present to receive certificates were Liz Buness of Wrangell Seawatch House B&B, Mya DeLong and Angie Flickinger of Groundswell, Terri Loomis of Silver Liningz Boutique, Brooke Leslie of 56° North, Linda Nore of Mt. Dewey Sunset Bed & View, and Joy Miller of Little Bitty Getaway. They were among nearly a dozen entrepreneurs starting businesses in Wrangell during 2017.

Ordinarily highlighting new developments in Wrangell’s economy, the Chamber of Commerce’s 28th annual fundraiser dinner was dedicated to something different this year.

Decorating the Nolan Center ballroom in black and red last Saturday, the theme for 2018 was “Honoring the Spirit of Service,” dedicated specifically to the men, women and youths who devote so much of their time to Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department.

“I can’t think of a better group to honor than those that serve,” said Cyni Crary, executive director for the Chamber.

“Volunteering in general is an essential par...



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