Some 80 members of The Chamber for Fife Milton Edgewood gathered for the annual meeting this morning and announced the winner for Business of the Year in each community, as well as a Community Champion.
Jennifer Reich, installed as 2017 chair for the Chamber during the breakfast, congratulated her predecessor, Scott Dumas, on the selection of his firm AlphaGraphics Tacoma as Fife Business of the Year.
The restaurant and lounge Dave’s of Milton collected the most votes among members to be Milton Business of the Year. Founder Tom Greene and his crew at Nightside Distillery earned Business of the Year honors in Edgewood.
Mill Ridge Village, a retirement community in Milton, was named Community Champion of the Year by FME Chamber.
One of the keynote speakers for the Economic Forecast and Prosperity Awards event, Louise Tieman, executive director of World Trade Center Tacoma, was extremely candid in her assessment for the future of international trade.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” she said in recounting how many national policies related to global commerce are being called into question by the new Donald Trump presidential administration.