Join us the evening of March 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at The Conservatory at Apple Annie’s for the annual Cashmere Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet & Auction. Come celebrate our community, meet the recipients of the 2014 Business and Citizen of the Year awards, and bid on a great selection of quality auction items to support Chamber activities and events. Read more…
The 2014 Business of the Year has been awarded to Weed’s Café, with owner and operator Teri Weedman accepting the honor.
Weed’s Café opened in 2011 and quickly became a gathering place for the community. Prior to Weed’s Café, Weedman owned a drive-thru, a cafe and a catering business in Mukilteo. When she made the decision to return to the area, opening a business here in Cashmere was a natural fit for her.
Weedman is being honored, not only for her efforts as businesswoman, but also for the impact she has made through her business. She has donated time, her staff and resources for a variety of community events. She is invested in the community and continually seeks opportunities to help improve the quality of life in our city.
Jenny Cravens has the honor of being selected the 2014 Citizen of the Year.
Cravens has been with Cashmere Valley Bank since 2008 and CFO of the Cashmere Branch for 5 years. In 2013 Cravens became the vice-chair of the Cashmere Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee. She has lead the Chamber and the City of Cashmere forward by bringing a grass roots approach to, and being the voice of, the Economic Development committee. The committee involves the citizens of Cashmere, turning their ideas into initiatives and initiatives into action.
Cravens was responsible for the idea of bringing Scare~crazy to Cashmere and also wrote the proposal that won the hearts of the 911 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation. Her proposal was ultimately the key factor in bringing this amazing memorial to Cashmere as its home.
Weedman and Cravens both go above and beyond just volunteering. They have made community improvement a part of their lives.
Weed’s Café and Cravens will be honored at the Cashmere Chamber of Commerce Annual Recognition Dinner and Auction, to be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 13, at the Conservatory at Apple Annie. Tickets for the event are $30 a person. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office, or are available through a board member.
“The recognition dinner is an opportunity for the community to come together to honor the contributions Weed’s Café and Jenny have made to Cashmere,” said Sandra Story of Crunch Pak, chair of the Auction committee.
It is also the primary fundraiser for the Chamber. Funds raised are used to support the Celebrate Cashmere Festival, Scare~Crazy, Christmas in Cashmere and other marketing efforts of the Chamber of Commerce.
The Cashmere Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit member association whose purpose is to promote and support new and existing businesses in the Cashmere community. All honorees were chosen in February by a committee of seven of their peers following a community-wide nomination process in December and January.
The Cashmere Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the season in downtown Cashmere! Join us on Cottage Avenue from 5-7 pm on Thursday, December 18 for the first annual Christmas in Cashmere community event.
Enjoy a warm beverage, holiday treats, and festive music as you cozy up around a fire pit with family and friends. Take in the sights and sounds of a decorated downtown complete with a community Christmas tree as you wait for the arrival of the big man himself – Santa Claus!
Please help us thank our generous sponsors…
Did you gnow that Cashmere is home to a community of gnomes? Little doors are popping up around town providing a glimpse into the world of our mysterious, albeit strangely similar, neighbors. Eleven doors are now visible, and according to their website (yes, they have a website), “It is a honor to be trusted enough to see their world.”
Discover the Gnomes of Cashmere! Click on the door to the right or visit www.gnomesofcashmere.com!
His screen name is the Lil’ Drammer Boy and “booze are his muse.” Reviews of select wines, beers, and distilled spirits can be found on his Youtube channel, along with tidbits of information on the craft processes behind them. Lil’ Drammer Boy, also known as Justin Lim, and his wife recently traveled from Vancouver B.C. to turn his “Dram Cam” on our town and share a little bit about our history and Mission District tasting rooms with the world wide web.