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2014 Ted Robertson Community Service Award

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 2014 Ted Robertson Community Service Honorees

(Yakima, WA) - Congratulations! This years recipients of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Ted Robertson Community Service Award are...Bill Dolsen, Ken Marble, and Al DeAtley.

The Ted Robertson Community Service Award is given to recognize individuals who demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and have a lifetime of achievement serving the community.

The recipients of this prestigious award are selected by the Past Board Chairs of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce. The Award is presented in honor of legendary Yakima Newspaper publisher and humanitarian, Ted Robertson.

The Ted Robertson Community Service Award recipient(s) will be honored at the Annual Greater Yakima Chamber Awards ~ Black &White Gala, Thursday, October 9th, at the Yakima Valley Sundome at State Fair Park. Celebrate with us as we present Yakima’s most prestigious Community Service Award. For ticket information call the Greater Yakima Chamber of  Commerce: 509.248.2021 Register to attend here


This award is given to a person from the Chamber Board, Chamber Ambassadors, or Chamber Committees who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to serving our community and the mission of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

Michelle Smith of Pacific Alliance Title - Awards Committee, All America City Coalition

Ron King of Radio Yakima - Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Members Services Committee, Past Board Chairs

Joe Mann of Ron's Coin and Book - Current Board Chair, All America City Coalition, Member Services Committee


This award is given to an organization that has been outstanding in their service to the Yakima Valley, and has shown exemplary success in achieving their mission.

Yakima Schools Foundation -

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences - 

Perry Technical Institute -

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services -


This award is presented to a newer business that demonstrates a high level of customer service, innovation, focus on quality, and involvement in the community. This award will recognize an organization that has achieved a presence in the business community and has demonstrated consistent and significant growth within the last two years.

Yakima Valley Pippins -

Bale Breaker Brewing Co - 

Paragon Films - 

The Engagency - http://startengaging.-net 


This award is designed to celebrate an individual or business in the community who demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and promotes the positive spirit of the Yakima Valley. A person or business that excels in community involvement!

Solarity Credit Union - 

Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima -

Liberty Bottleworks - 

The Home Depot - 


This Award recognizes the superior performance of a Yakima Valley business, the strength of the candidate's leadership team, workforce, and the company's history of recognizing and seizing market opportunities and leading the business community.

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. - 

Solarity Credit Union -

John I Haas - 

Government Affairs Committee

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The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce "Government
Affairs Committee" hosts the Washington 15th District Legislative Candidates Forum on August 26th, 2014

Yakima County Auditor Candidate Forum 
                Micah Cawley
                Charles Ross
                Earl Hall
                Kyle Freeborn
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce - Government Affairs Committee Meeting. Members in good standing are encoraged to attend, 4th Tuesday of the month at noon.

Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee Meetings are open to all members in good standing, 4th Tuesday of the month at noon at the Chamber - Brown Bag lunch Meetings

Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce -- Government Affairs Committee
WA 14th Legislative District Position 2 Candidate Forum
Paul George -- Gina McCabe -- Ben Shoval -- Adam Yoest
This is a portion of the candidate forum held at the Chamber on June 24th 2014
(In this video)
1. Opening Statements and Introduction
2. If elected what will you do to improve Central Washington Business Climate?
3. How would you close the gap between State revenue and planned spending?
4. What is your position of the Governor's proposed carbon cap and trade system and the low carbon fuel standard?

Leadership Yakima Class of 2014

The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce and Yakima Chamber Foundation Congratulates the Leadership Yakima Graduates of 2014

Yakima, Washington (June 18, 2014) - The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 28th graduating class of Leadership Yakima.

Leadership Yakima is a program designed to develop future leaders for our community. Participants learn about our valley’s history, learn many rea-sons to be proud of our valley, build relationships with their classmates, and learn how our community gets things done. The program was designed to teach our current and emerging leaders the skills necessary to serve our diverse community and provides an opportunity to discover many different organizations and agencies that need volunteers and board members.

Leadership Yakima Class of 2014                                                   alt text

Ben Beckman - Solarity Credit Union

Justin Bellamy - Huibregtse, Louman Associates, Inc.

Evan Casteel - Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Adam Coe - Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Assoc.

Jeff Cowman - Memorial Hospital/Sleep Center

Amanda Cutter - Avail Home Health, Inc.

Carly Faul - Central Washington Home Builders Assoc.

Kelly Fox - Tacoma Goodwill

Scott Haney - Shields Bag and Printing

Christie Herbst - Yakima Waste Systems, Inc.

Charlotte Hinderlider - Yakima Valley Libraries

Alex Juarez - Banner Bank

Linda Leavitt - WA State Dept. of Corrections

Eva Lounsbury - Tree Top, Inc.

Luz Monroy - La Casa Hogar

Lacey Offutt - Halverson Northwest Law Group

Stephanie Ray - Huibregtse, Louman Associates, Inc.

Tricia Robertson - Memorial Physicians

Chelsea Marie Snodgrass - Perry Technical Institute

Jon Trenkenschuh - Evergreen Financial Services, Inc.,

Sara Willson - Solarity Credit Union

Application for Leadership Yakima Class of 2015 - Click here

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