Who’s News

June 7, 2011

By Staff

EVOO Cannon Beach hires Liberty grad as new sous chef

EVOO Cannon Beach recently hired Amanda Bidema, a 2005 graduate of Liberty High School, as its new sous chef.

Bidema came to EVOO as its first intern in 2007 as part of the Culinary Arts Program at Renton Technical College. Since completing her studies, Bidema has honed her skills at the Issaquah Café, Portland’s Papa Haydn and most recently as lead day broil at Seattle’s fish house Coastal Kitchen.

EVOO Cannon Beach is in Cannon Beach, Ore.

Skyline students honored

Rachel Clark recently earned second place in the Gilda’s Club Seattle Teen Writing contest.

Sophomore Elaine Jeon successfully auditioned to be one of 67 music students in the country to fly to Washington, D.C., at the end of June to participate in the National Association for Music Education All-National Orchestra.

Chamber makes personnel changes for strategic plan

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce recently hired a full-time membership/tourism sales manager and unveiled a number of staff re-alignments.

The moves were made to ensure a focus on the organization’s strategic vision in support of economic vitality promotion, a renewed membership focus and overall excellence called for within its 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.

Nathan Perea, of the Issaquah Highlands, will head the organization’s growing membership outreach, recruitment and tourism sales initiatives.

Other changes the chamber made include hiring or assigning the following people to:

  • Bernadette Anne — retail manager for the Festivals Office
  • Tricia Barry — office manager/executive assistant to the operation
  • Terrie Stedman — Visitor Information Center
  • Jan Bodine — special projects and membership-focused initiatives
  • Adrianne Pavlik — communications, marketing and events programs

Whitworth University students qualify for Laureate Society

The following students were named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2011.

Issaquah: McKenzie Stuby, Lauren Loudon and Lindsay McCallister

Sammamish: Kylie Grader

They qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

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