Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending my first Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce meeting. It was such a treat! We had an absolutely delicious home-made lunch by local community contributors. On top, I had the good fortune of meeting a number of other local business owners and learning about their businesses and upcoming events. At the luncheon, we engaged in fun (and festive) games and icebreakers, and everyone was so welcoming and interested in learning about my business.

I grew up in a small town. I almost forgot how good it feels to again be in a small town, surrounded by close, warm and welcoming people. Port Orchard is an amazing community. I strongly recommend everyone to come and have a taste of this community, even for a short visit. I am looking forward to future Chamber of Commerce luncheons and events and to supporting my fellow Port Orchard business owners.