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Arlington chamber gets new executive director

 

August 23, 2017 | View PDF



Jennifer Egger takes the helm at the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Longtime Arlington community member Jennifer Egger is the new executive director of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce.

The local chamber of commerce supports Arlington and Smokey Point businesses, as well as helps organize many community events, including this year’s Arlington Fourth of July parade and the Snowball Drop at the last Hometown Holidays.

Egger started as executive director for the chamber the week of Aug. 14, but she has been involved around Arlington long before that.

For about a decade she worked at Cascade Valley Hospital as the Community Relations Coordinator.

“I’ve been involved in a number of different nonprofits in the area,” said Egger, including the Cascade Valley Health Foundation, the Arlington Education Foundation and serving on the advisory committee for the Arlington Community Resource Center.

She has also been a commissioner on the Parks Board for Arlington.

With her time at the Cascade Valley Health Foundation, Egger has been involved in helping organize events like the Fourth of July parade, Hometown Holidays and Easter Egg Hunts at the Arlington Airport field.

Egger has called Arlington home for all of her life.

“I grew up here, so this is my hometown,” she said. “I like being able to help out in this community.”

Now her family is growing up here and she is still a part of Arlington.

“My kids go to school here, my family is here, so I’m invested in the success of this city,” she said.

At the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce she hopes to improve the chamber’s services.

“I hope to increase our ability to provide for members,” she said.

Egger also hopes to “bring more events to the chamber,” although they don’t have any official plans yet as to what those would look like.

She also wants to continue being involved in many different parts of the community and hopes to work with others to improve the community.

“I am going to continue working with the same groups that I have in the past,” she said.

Egger had already worked with the chamber this year to help put on this year’s Fourth of July parade, which in previous years was put on by the Cascade Valley Health Foundation.

“I hope with my background and experience I can make this a success,” she said.

Egger will replace the chamber’s former executive director, Jennifer Holocker, who is leaving the organization for a role at Stanwood’s NOAH Center, a local no-kill animal shelter.

“The shoes I am filling are pretty big,” said Egger, who said that the NOAH Center “has gained an incredible asset.”

Egger said it was good to get to know people during her first week.

“It’s fun to meet people in the community,” she said. “I’m really excited to get going in this role.”

She said she is grateful for the opportunity to serve as executive director.

“I’m looking forward to continue being involved in this community,”

More information about the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce is available at arlingtonsmokeypointchamber.com.

 

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