Chamber presents awards

The Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce staged its annual membership meeting and awards breakfast Jan. 21, closing one year and ushering in another.

The Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce staged its annual membership meeting and awards breakfast Jan. 21, closing one year and ushering in another.

Awards were given to small and large business, with Newell Hunt Furniture honored as the Small Business of the Year and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital recognized as the Large Business of the Year.

Individual accolades were presented to Angela Probst from Protection One Security as the Volunteer of the Year and Melanie Warren of SOS by Melanie as Ambassador of the Year.

The John Porter Memorial Community Service Award was given to Amy and Mary Johnson of Johnson Jewelers.

The ceremony included the passing of the gavel to new chamber president Phillip DeLong of Holiday Inn Express, who spoke about the chamber’s upcoming year and goals.

“I thought the ceremnony was a great way to kick off the year because our businesses are being really innovative and collaborative and that is important in this economy,” said chamber executive director Sally Zeiger Hanson.

Reach Chaz Holmes at or 360-802-8208.

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