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February 5, 2010 Dear Phil Kapelyus, Welcome to Renton, the center of opportunity where families and businesses thrive. Located on the south shores of Lake Washington, Renton is a great place to live and work. Renton offers spectacular views, a unique quality of life, and abundant personal opportunities for residents and businesses. Our citizens’ vision, determination and willingness to work together have formed a unique historical and cultural heritage. The people of Renton, and our business community, major employers and local organizations are shining examples of what can be accomplished with determination, creativity and a collaborative spirit. The unique partnership of the City of Renton, the Renton Chamber of Commerce, the Renton School District, Renton Technical College, and Valley Medical Center has helped define Renton as the center of opportunity in the Puget Sound region. Renton is truly a unique place to live. The combination of a progressive economy, state-of-the-art medical facilities, excellent access to all parts of the Puget Sound region, diverse entertainment and educational opportunities, and its central location combine to make Renton special. Renton is the home of major employers such as The Boeing Company, PACCAR, Valley Medical Center, and many new businesses. The Seattle Seahawks have their state-of-the art Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. The most special thing about Renton is our people . . . friendly, compassionate and industrious. We hope you enjoy the many features that make Renton “ahead of the curve” – beautiful parks, safe streets, an exciting downtown, and a great quality of life. I invite you to take full advantage of all Renton has to offer. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Cedar River Trail, spend a relaxing afternoon at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on the shores of Lake Washington, or chase a golf ball around Maplewood Golf Course. Enjoy the various stores and restaurants in downtown Renton or at The Landing, Renton’s new 46acre retail/residential community destination. Discover Renton’s cultural scene at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Take a class at Renton Technical College or the Renton Community Center, or take part in one of our exciting community events such as IKEA Renton River Days or Clam Lights. We want you to be a part of our community. We hope you find the Renton Chamber of Commerce Business Directory and Community Profile helpful. This is a great resource that can be used by community members, individuals and businesses exploring relocation to Renton, and those who just want to visit. Renton is a destination location and we have built a solid community foundation to ensure that the city continues to be an outstanding place to live, work, learn and play. Sincerely,

Denis Law, Mayor


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