The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a hybrid in-person/online event on Thursday, February 17 to celebrate chamber members, hear the annual state of the chamber address, and showcase special member-voted awards, for members.
The theme for the evening was “Celebrating Cannon Beach with the moon and shooting stars… See you in the sky”. The Chamber’s community room was decorated in blue and gold. The sweet treats at Cannon Beach Chocolate Café and Rising Tides featured moons and stars, which also accentuated the tables. Proportionate cuisine prepared by Niblack Events and drinks from Pelican Brewing, The Wine Shack and Insomnia Coffee rounded out the menu. Bistro lights, chairs and more from Cannon Beach Party Rentals, special touches from Cannon Beach Florist, Events By Erie as well as a sound system provided by Paul Dueber completed the event setup.
“It was a magical evening!” exclaimed Carly Dye of Pelican Brewing, Membership Committee Chair, “Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s event and congratulations to all of the award winners.”
The prizes and winners were as follows:
Customer Service Excellence – B Boutique
Individual Volunteer of the Year – Kyle Genin
Member of the Year – Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge
Outstanding Collaboration – Bruce’s Candy Kitchen
Tom Drumheller Excellence in Leadership – Greg Swedenborg
Annual Supporter of the Year – Bruce’s Candy Kitchen
Volunteer Organization of the Year – Cannon Beach Food Pantry
The ‘State of the House’ address included the introduction of annual board members, staff and supporters, updates on committee work and events, with a special reveal of the work of art from the Sandcastle 2022 competition by Donald Scott Masterson who was present.
The “In Memoriam” segment gave everyone time to reflect on those who lost last year.
Statistics on city-funded projects, destination management/marketing work, and
Visitor Information Center, we also shared.
Master of Ceremonies and Chamber Executive Director Jim Paino commented at the end of the evening, “We always love to celebrate our members and it was very special to be back at an in-person event while providing a average to those who are not. ready to return to events to join us virtually.”
The mission of the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce is to promote, improve and maintain a healthy environment for business as a year-round resort destination. This includes the desire for such an environment to protect the aesthetics and livability of the community.
For more information, please contact chamber executive director Jim Paino by phone at 503.436.2623 or email [email protected]