Covington business community grows

Chamber Notes – Tara Messer

As the City of Covington continues to grow, there is plenty of exciting news to share. We are continuing to expand at Covington Esplanade with several new restaurants, Verizon, Red Robin, Home Depot along with other retail businesses.

The Covington Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its annual auction and dinner “Spring Fling.” This year it will be held on March 21 at Meridian Valley Country Club from 6 to 10 p.m. If you are interested in attending, tickets cost $50 per person. We are also still accepting auction donations. For more information call (253) 631-6117.

On Feb. 21 Great Western Community Concerts presented the Beatniks at Kentlake Performing Arts Center. This concert was sparsely attended, but the music left us tapping our toes and singing out loud. There are several more concerts coming up with artists such as Jay Siegel and the Tokens, May 25; Barry McGuire and John York, “Trippin’ the 60s”, July 16; The Salty Dogs, “Everything from the 50s and 60s,” Sep. 10 and the final 2009 concert will be on Oct. 22 with Jim Curry “The Music of John Denver.”

For tickets or more information contact Orin Wells, Great Western Community Concerts at (253) 630-5296.

The Chamber would like to welcome the following new members: Keith and Nancy Atchley, Keith Atchley, CPA; Orin Wells, Great Western Community Concert Association and Julie Dorsey, Julie Dorsey, CPA.

Tara Messer is the President and CEO of the Covington Chamber of Commerce.

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