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Let’s Get Acquainted Meet Your Mount Vernon Business Friends & Neighbors!

A Supplement to the Skagit Valley Herald and The Argus


mount vernon chamber of commerce

301 W. Kincaid Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360-428-8547 mountvernonchamber.com

Prospering Business…

By Creating a Strong Local Economy

Creating Better Connections…

By Providing Networking Opportunities

Making You More Visible…

Through Promoting the Community

Your Voice for Business Issues…

In Government Advocacy & Political Action

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“The Mount Vernon Chamber is a valuable partner in helping your business grow and prosper. Joining the chamber creates a stronger business community, vibrant economic growth and sustained quality of life.” April Axthelm Axthelm Construction 2012 Board Chair

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karl’s paints

CasCade CosmetiC skin Care

1515 Freeway Dr.,Mount Vernon 360-336-2855 Monday - Friday 7:30-5:30 Saturday 9-4

111 S. 12th Street, Ste A Mount Vernon, WA 98274 360-336-1947 www.cascadecosmetic.com LaDonna, Roxy, Matt, Tammy

When you look good, you feel good. Our professional staff of clinical estheticians and facial plastic & reconstructive surgeons can help you put your best face forward every day. We are committed to helping you achieve your personal cosmetic goals with a look that is youthful, refreshed and natural. Our services benefit both men and women of all ages. We offer complimentary consultations, evening and Saturday appointments, and our promise…Beauty at every age!

• Botox, Fillers • Facials, Peels • laser services • Facial liFts • waxing • ear & nose reshaPing • BareMinerals • skin resurFacing

Karl’s Paints is more than a paint store. We provide information. We help you understand how to pursue your project, whether it be on wood, drywall (sheetrock), metal or concrete. Our objective is for you to get the results and protection you desire no matter what the substrate is. We can help you do your task the easiest and most successful way, and with the right product. For over 60 years we have provided the highest quality materials and a complete line of brushes, rollers and necessary sundries. And, we keep a record of your colors and products. Benjamin Moore • Sikkens • Cabots • WoodKote • Daly’s • M.L.Campbell One Shot • Pratt & Lambert

mcadams▲ wright▲ ragen▲ inc.

We are a full service investment firm based in the Pacific Northwest. Our regional perspective allows us to provide clients with unique investment advice that is tailored to their needs.

1404 E. College Way, Suite 103, Mount Vernon • 360.848.0348 • www.mwrinc.com • Member SIPC goskagit.com

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SKAGITVISITOR

A resource

A resource for visitors and newcomers. Events & Activities • Community Profiles & Maps • Recreation

Visit www.skagitvisitor.com Smartphone scan code 4

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Skagit Valley Food Coop

SKAGIT TRADITION REALTY

202 South 1st Street, Mount Vernon 360-336-9777 www.skagitfoodcoop.com The Skagit Valley Food Co-op features good groceries, an organic garden center, a mercantile and lots of seating on our mezzanine, and a crew of cooks and bakers whipping up delicious Deli food. Communityowned, the Co-op works with local organic farmers, offers free classes on food and wellness, and sticks to buying guidelines throughout the store. Visit the Co-op via virtual tour at www.skagitfoodcoop.com – going beyond good food in downtown Mount Vernon.

• local handmade gifts • deli catering co-op made: • ice cream • organic juice & smoothies • baked goods • sausages & brats

Mount Vernon carpet one

3780 E College Way., Mount Vernon 360-424-0300 www.skagittraditionrealty.com Pictured left to right in back: Jesse Cavazos 360-770-5623, Suzanne Jenkins 360941-2983, Ron Proctor 360-333-0303, Jewell Gibbs 360-540-2257, Sandy Everett 360-202-3706, Brett Tacker 360-840-7931, Donna Kurras 360-770-7596, Richard Dickman 360-420-3155, Danya Wolf 360-708-8294. Seated, front: Chris Miller 360-333-1868, JoAnn Boudreau 360-391-0746. Not pictured: Linda Dietrick 360-840-6771. Skagit Tradition Realty, a family owned and operated real estate firm, has been serving the Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties for 76 years. We are a full service real estate office highly proficient in a variety of fields, which include residential, commercial, property management, international transactions, first time home buyers and other real estate investments.

AndAl’s Custom meAts

20235 E. Hickox Rd. Mount Vernon 360-424-5543 Retail Store Open Mon-Sat

400 W. Fir Street Mount Vernon 360-336-6533 www.mvcarpetone.com

Our philosophy is all about helping people create beautiful and comfortable environments that reflect their personal style, while meeting their functional needs. We believe beautiful spaces can be achieved in all styles and within all budgets by balancing solid design principles, high value products and creative imagination.

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• Cabinets • Countertops • Wood • tile & stone • Carpet • Vinyl • paint • laminate • WindoW fashions

Steve Andal’s custom meat processing business still sits on the same site where his father started it over 50 years ago, on Hickox Road south of Mount Vernon. Andal’s Custom Meats remains a small, family operation. Steve Andal’s cousin, Fred Andal, manages the retail shop. He’s worked with Steve Andal for 35 years. Steve’s wife, Kay, does the books. Fred’s wife, Cathy and Steve’s son, Jack have been with the company for 10 years. Fresh, high quality and raised without growth hormones and antibiotics. Award winning smoked meats:

Jerky • Pork Sausage • Bacon • Snack Meats • Ham

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Contest

Win a $200 Gift Certificate

good at any participating “Let’s Get Acquainted” business!

Entry Form

Identify the businesses in the photos below (all of whom can be found in this publication!) and write the business name next to the matching number on this entry form. Return your entry to Skagit Publishing (1215 Anderson Road) by 5 p.m. Friday, May 25th. The person with the most correct answers will win the $200 gift certificate! In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held to select a winner. The winner will be announced in the Thursday, May 31st issue of the Skagit Valley Herald.

Business please print!

NAME ____________________________________________________________________________ STREET ADDRESS OR P.O. BOX ______________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP ____________________________________________________________________ PHONE ___________________________________________________________________________

2012 Bring or mail your entry to: Skagit Publishing PO Box 574 • 1215 Anderson Rd • Mount Vernon, WA • 98273 6

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One entry per person. Photocopies not accepted, must be original. Decision of the Skagit Publishing contest judge is final. Skagit Publishing employees and their families are not eligible. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012.

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NORTHWEST FINE FURNISHINGS

strauss jewelers Never Ordinary.

919 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360-424-8455

At Northwest Fine Furnishings we have a unique and everchanging selection of quality home furnishings. Choose from our generous inventory or custom order to fit your lifestyle. We also carry an exciting mix of gifts and accessories from around the world. Stop by and see us soon. “Once you come in you’ll always come back”

401 South First Downtown Mount Vernon 360-336-2843 www.straussjewelers.com Strauss Jewelers serves the needs of fine jewelry customers throughout the Skagit Valley and beyond. At Strauss Jewelers’ you’ll find a unique collection of fine jewelry, timepieces, wedding and engagement rings. We’re locally owned, with an experienced, well- trained staff to help bring your fine jewelry dreams to life. We invite you to visit our store in downtown Mount Vernon.

ameriprise

• fine jewelry • timepieces • engagement rings • weDDing rings • locally owneD • tue-fri 9:30am-5:30pm sat 10am-5pm

MODERN CLEANERS

Guy Clements Financial Advisor Clements & Associates A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. An Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® practice

422 N 4th St Ste 101 Mount Vernon, WA 360.336.3196 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/guy.d.clements

The first step in reaching your goals is reaching the person who can help you achieve them. Putting the needs of my clients first is the approach I believe in, and it starts by listening to you and understanding your dreams. I’ll work with you to find the right financial solutions to help you plan for your unique goals. Our Advisors. Your Dreams. MORE WITHIN REACH ® Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients. Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results. © 2012 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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714 E. Division St. & 215 E. Fir St., Mount Vernon 360-336-2322 www.moderncleaners.com Modern Cleaners was established in 1947 and purchased by Brad and Linda Pickett in 1989. In addition to two Mount Vernon locations, Modern Cleaners offers free pickup and delivery to home or office in Anacortes, Burlington, La Conner and Mount Vernon. The company offers gentle, speedy processing of garments. The business appreciates its loyal customers, who have voted it “People’s Choice” from 2002-2011.

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• DRY CLEANING • LINENS • SHIRT SERVICE • DRAPERIES • WEDDING GOWN PRESERVATION • IN-HOUSE ALTERATIONS

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