April 2022 Business Connection

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Business Connection Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce

Lower Columbia Professionals and Chamber scholarship winners from the 2019 award event.

Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Julie Rinard

Project Manager

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Volume 14 • Issue 4 Business Connection is published monthly by the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce 105 N. Minor Road • Kelso, WA 98626


Bill Marcum, CEO Julie Rinard, Project Manager

It’s back! Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards banquet May 4


re you eager for a celebration? We’re bringing the popular Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards banquet back, in person, at the Cowlitz County Event Center on May 4.

One of the most impactful aspects of the Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards banquet is the presentation of scholarships for our local high school students. Lower Columbia Professionals raised funds all year to award $1,000 scholarships at this event. As of publication, they were well on their way to reach their goal of $20,000 for 20 recipients! Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, scholarship winners and their parents will be our guests for the evening. Sponsors and contributors will have the great pleasure of seeing the impact of their support when these students walk up to the stage to accept their scholarships and share their dreams with us.


360-423-8400 kelsolongviewchamber.org To advertise, call Bill Marcum 360-423-8400 or bmarcum@kelsolongviewchamber.org Ad Deadline 20th of Each Month

Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a table. You will receive two tickets and we will seat you with two students and their parents for an evening that is sure to inspire you! Table sponsorships are $500 and we will give you well-deserved recognition for your support. Other sponsorships are available too. Let us know how you would like to be involved. The Pillars of Strength Awards will be given to businesses and nonprofits based on criteria such as their involvement with the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce and their involvement with other organizations. As the nominees are introduced, we will show you why each is deserving of recognition. You will hear how businesses large and small delivered excellence in products, service and growth during the past two years. Our local nonprofits are demonstrating excellence in services to the community; contributing to our health and well-being, providing community education and involving community members in their work. For more Awards, see page 2

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