2022 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala winners

MUKILTEO, Wash., November 8, 2022—The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Community Awards Gala on Friday, November 4, at the Rosehill Community Center where local businesses were recognized for their commitment to improving Mukilteo through giving, programs, and volunteerism.

TAPPED Mukilteo with Bo Brusco | Lynnwood Times

Community award winners of the night were the following:

Approximately 150 attendees enjoyed live music by Engage, dinner provided by Red Cork Bistro, a photo booth, photos by John with Watkins Photography, and both a live and silent auction.

Taqueria Puebla | Lynnwood Times

President and CEO Kandace Barnes, shared with the Lynnwood Times the importance of the Chamber recognizing local businesses and members in the community.

“They really are the backbone of the community,” Barnes said. “When you think about special occasions, where does one go? You go to restaurants.

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Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kandace Barnes at the 2022 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

“When you think about celebrating a birthday or purchasing a home, you utilize businessowners. They are the ones who constantly support our community. They buy t-shirts for our football teams. They donate items to auctions at our schools.

“The opportunity to recognize those people who really are the backbone of our community. We are just so thankful for them.”

Barnes, her team, and many volunteers hosted wine fests, Music at the Beach concerts, a Mukilteo Car Show, a Beer Garden at the Lighthouse Festival, Spooktacular for Halloween, and a luncheon series this year all of which are returning for 2023.

“We have wonderful buildings and public spaces,” Barnes said. “It is determining what the community wants to enjoy.”

To learn more about volunteering for or being a member of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, click here.

Pictures from the Event

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New Business winner Taqueria Puebla | Photography by Watkins Photography
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Large Business winner BECU | Photography by Watkins Photography
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Community Member winner Sean Drought, owner of Tapped Mukilteo | Photography by Watkins Photography
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Non-Profit winner Leadership Launch | Photography by Watkins Photography
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Small Business winner Mukilteo Ace Hardware | Photography by Watkins Photography
2022 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.
2022 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.
2022 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.
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Mayor Joe Marine, Police Chief Cheol Kang, and former Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Paul Ellis of Ellis Wealth Management at the 2022 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

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