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Port of Everett earns "Service to Business" award from the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce

Post Date:12/19/2005

Everett, Wash. - Acknowledged as an agency that "enhances the economic well being of the community," the Port of Everett recently earned the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce's Service to Business award.

During the Dec. 7 awards ceremony, the Chamber applauded the Port of Everett for its commitment to provide family wage jobs and embark on a $300 million redevelopment of its North Marina that will bring tax revenue, housing and jobs to the community. In addition, the Port was also recognized for its role in keeping the local aerospace community well served in the Everett area.

"We are very pleased and humbled by this honor," Port Commissioner Don Hopkins said, "and we will continue to work hard every day to show we deserve it."

The Port shared the honor with U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell who was recognized for her "outstanding support for local businesses." Like Sen. Cantwell, the Port of Everett has worked tirelessly to boost the local economy by seeking economic development through its marine terminal facilities, property development and marina activities.

"We have a lot of dirt flying right now, and that means jobs and revenue for this community," said John Mohr, executive director for the Port of Everett.

The Port of Everett's mission - in part - is to broaden and strengthen the economic base of the Port District and serve as a catalyst for regional and economic opportunities. In the last year, the Port has broke ground on the Rail/Barge Transfer Facility, new 12th Street Yacht Basin and the 14th Street Bulkhead replacement project. In 2006, the Port will break ground on the North Marina Redevelopment and embark on a master planning effort for its marine terminals.

For more information, please contact Lisa Mandt, Community Relations Representative, at 425-388-0617 or by e-mail.

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Caption: From Left to Right: Larry Hanson, Publisher Emeritus of The Herald; Louise Stanton-Masten, President & CEO Everett Area Chamber of Commerce; Sally Kortekaas, Board Chair of the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce; John M. Mohr, Executive Director of the Port of Everett; Don Hopkins, Everett Port Commissioner.

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