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Membership and Community Luncheon - August

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Washington State Legislative Report                                                                        
13th, 14th, and 15th District Legislators;alt text
Senator Curtis King
Representatives Norm Johnson, Gina McCabe, Bruce Chandler, Tom Dent and Matt Manweller
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Congratulations to the Leadership Yakima Class of 2017

Graduation ceremony of the Chamber's 31st graduating class of Leadership Yakima! Click here to Watch

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Rick Pinnell - 2017 recipient of the Ted Robertson Community Service Award

(Yakima, WA) The Ted Robertson Community Service Award was established in 1989 by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents/Board Chairs to honor individuals each year that have made major contributions to the betterment of the Greater Yakima area.  Ted Robertson, former publisher of the Yakima-Herald Republic, held a strong belief that good fortune earned in a community should be shared with that community.  Ted also believed that we, as a community, ought to find more ways to honor people who distinguish themselves through their community service over and above their chosen profession.  
 
The honorees are selected by the Past Board Presidents/Chairs of the Chamber for their inspiring leadership, achievements and commitment to the improvement of our community as business people and citizens of the Yakima Valley.
 
The prestigious Ted Robertson Community Service Award has become the  Yakima Valley’s highest recognition for civic accomplishment and involvement.
 
The Past Chairs of The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce Rick Pinnell as the 2017 recipient of the Ted Robertson Community Service Award.
 
Rick Pinnell graduated from Washington state University with a B.A. in communications. He served as platoon leader in Vietnam. Rick’s business ventures include a copier business and leasing company here in the Yakima Valley. 
 
Rick has chaired boards for; Yakima Rotary Club, YMCA of Yakima, The Yakima Rotary Trust, Heritage University, and Yakima YMCA Trust. He has served on the boards of Yakima Valley Bank, Red Cross, Providence Hospital, many business Associations. 
 
He has also provided leadership to many local organizations including La Casa Hogar, The Yakima Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Yakima and others.
 
Rick and his wife Mary Jo have a daughter and two grandchildren. Rick will be honored as the Ted Robertson Community Service Award recipient  October 12th, 2017 during the Annual Chamber and Ted Robertson Community  Service Awards celebration at the Yakima Convention Center.

Recent Ribbon Cutting Events

New location of Shorty's Sweets, Treats N' Cake at 114 E. A Street(Sgt. Pendleton Way-just west of Belu Salon).  The bakery and restaurant is several time larger than before but with still the same personal attention and care.

The all new offices of FutureLink Technologies, 3711 First Street in Union Gap.

Solarity Credit Union Engagement Center, pilot office is located in Rainier Square, 2412 West Nob Hill Blvd, Ste 100 Yakima, WA

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