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Megan VanZanten, the new catering and convention services manager at Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa. [photo courtesy to the BBJ]

Semiahmoo hires VanZanten as catering and convention services manager

Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa hired Megan VanZanten as its new catering and convention services manager. VanZanten is in charge of new and existing catering accounts, maintaining strong relationships with customers and facilitating event planning and preparation, according to a news release.

Most recently, VanZanten worked for two years as the catering event manager for Aztec Shops, a nonprofit dining service for San Diego State University. She has also worked as service manager for Sodexo, an international catering, food service and facilities management corporation.

Cruikshank joins Skagit Bank as vice president

John Cruikshank joined Skagit Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer in February. Cruikshank is part of the bank’s business banking team and will work at the downtown Bellingham office at 128 E. Holly St.

Cruikshank has 25 years of banking experience in Whatcom County. He spent the last three years as a commercial loan officer at Whidbey Island Bank. Before that, he was senior vice president and manager of the Bellingham branch of Business Bank.

“We are very excited to have John join us at Skagit Bank,” said Cheryl R. Bishop, bank president and CEO, in a news release.

Cruikshank said his main attraction to Skagit Bank is that it feels like a “true community bank with a great hometown feel.”



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