Local business kudos, 10/11/2013

Bob Hagedorn of Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance in Bellingham and Lynden has been recognized by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for five consecutive years of active affiliation within the organization.

Will Kemper, co-founder at brewmaster at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham, has been asked to speak at the annual conference of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, which will be held from Oct. 23-26 in Austin, Texas. Kemper has been asked to discuss his brewing expertise in developing hybrid ales such as Chuckanut’s German-style Kolsch ale and its “Alt German” ale.

Nic Wendland, an install crew lead for Corion Landscape Management in Ferndale has earned a Landscape Industry Certified Technician designation from the Professional Landscape Network (known in the industry as PLANET), recognizing his expertise of installation practices for hard-scapes and soft-scapes. PLANET serves lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals and interior plant-scapers.

recent charity golf tournament at Bellingham’s Shuksan Golf Club raised more than $67,000 in support of local scholarships. The event, called the Commander Pete Oswald Memorial Golf Tournament, was held to support Bellingham Dollars for Scholars (a program of Whatcom Community Foundation) and the Navy SEAL Foundation.

The Friends of the Fairhaven Library is recognizing a $39,606 bequest from the Winifred Wilks Trust that has been used to update computer technology and the children’s area at the Fairhaven Branch of the Bellingham Public Library. Winifred Wilks and her husband, Kenneth, moved to Bellingham when they retired in 1993. Winifred, an avid reader, was a frequent patron of the Fairhaven Branch Library until her passing in 2002.  

McNett Corp. in Bellingham has raised more than $10,000 in support of local veterans with the help of a number of businesses from Whatcom and Skagit counties. With the company’s support, 10 local veterans will be attended the annual Hunting with Heroes event in Klickitat, Wash., from Oct. 11 to Oct. 14. More information is posted on McNett’s website.

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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction. 

Correction: Oct. 11, 2013

The initial version of this article incorrectly reported that the Commander Pete Oswald Memorial Golf Tournament had raised more than $75,000. The tournament’s fundraising total was actually closer to $67,000. 


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