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Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Banquet

You are invited to the 151st Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet on Saturday, January 27, sponsored by Pacific Power, at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center Exhibit Hall.

Our theme this year is: Feeling Crabby? Celebrating the Rich History of the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. The theme is not only a nod to how crabby the rough January weather can make us feel, but also a commemoration of the rich history of the seafood industry and the chamber’s continued commitment to community building.

Help us celebrate the past year by joining us as we thank our outgoing board members, welcome our new ones, and congratulate community service award recipients. We hope you will join us on January 27th! Business casual attire or costumes are welcome. Have fun with this year's theme.

Catering will be provided by Bridgewater Bistro, featuring roasted chicken cacciatore and baked penne eggplant parmesan.

Please contact or call us at (503) 325-6311 if you have any questions.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center
92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR

4:30 p.m. Doors Open
Social hour, wine draw & raffle drawings.
6:00 p.m. Program and Dinner
Program includes recap of chamber's year, new board member introductions, and announcement of award recipients.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Pacific Power

Additional thanks to:

The Clatsop County Fair & Expo for accommodating our event.

Events NW who helped us create a fabulous event experience.

Bridgewater Bistro for cooking up a delicious meal.

The Astoria Clowns who provided their crab melts as a surprise appetizer.

Don Frank Photography for capturing all of these special moments.

Mayors Henry Balensifer of Warrenton and Sean Fitzpatrick of Astoria, for presenting the Ford & George Awards.

Each of the members who donated a raffle prize.

With help and guidance from our partners at Recology and especially Zero-Waste Specialist, Rhonda Green, we recycled, composted, or reused nearly everything from the banquet.

Raffle Drawings During the Event

We will once again have a great selection of raffle prizes featuring a variety of donations from your fellow members. Raffle tickets can be purchased at time of registration. If you forgot to grab them or decide you want more, you can purchase them in person at the event. Prize drawings will be held during the Annual Meeting and Banquet on January 27, 2024.

Raffle tickets:  $1 each, 12 for $10 and 25 for $20 - purchase during registration or at the event.

Pro tip: Bring return address labels to expedite writing your name on your entry tickets.

Crab Festival Award-Winning Wine Draw

The ever-popular WINE DRAW will be available during the banquet, too. Purchase a chance for a blind pull for a bottle of Oregon wine - most are award winners from our festival wine competition.
Wine may not be opened or removed from area until you leave. Sorry, no exchanges.

$20 per chance in the draw

Wine is valued from $21 to $80. (avg. $36)

One bottle includes a $50 gift card to Bridgewater Bistro, our caterer.


Raffle prizes include:

Member Business/Organization - Item Description (approx. retail value)

Astoria Riverfront Trolley - Bookends made from trolley track. ($50)

Columbia River Maritime Museum - Crew membership package with book, DVD, 2024 calendar, blanket and more. ($175)

Friends of Astoria Column - Selection of items from gift shop including puzzles, tote, mugs, and Goonies clock. ($250)

Friends of Old Fort Stevens - Summer's End Music Festival VIP package with T-shirts. ($190)

Hampton Lumber - Hampton logo glassware, wine opener, and assorted Buoy Beer Company, Fort George Brewing and wine. ($80)

Holly McHone Jewelers - $250 gift card plus cleaning kit. ($280)

Liberty Theatre - Gift basket filled with theatre snacks (licorice, bonbons, jerky, chocolates), logo sticker and complimentary theatre tour passes. ($175)

Logotek - Two hoodies and hats, plus a gift card to Human Bean. ($136)

Lucy's Books - Astoria Journal, Chanterelle Blend Seasoning Salt, Astoria Tote, PNW Seafood Cookbook ($75)

Mess Hall Market - Assorted treats including caramel apple kit, pacific dulse seaweed flakes, jam, caramel corn, Pacific Wonderland wooden pin, Astoria postcard and bamboo tray. ($95)

Mo's Restaurant Astoria - Gift basket featuring gift certificate for dinner for two, bottle of Eola Hills wine, hat, hoodie and more. ($150)

Northwest Carriage Museum - One year Pioneer Membership plus book, pencil sharpener, and coffee mug. ($ )

NW Natural - Woodleaf 28 in. Gas Fire Table by Bond Manufacturing will create a warm centerpiece for you and your friends to enjoy. ($189)

Port Hopper - Variety of items from our new store: star, journal, flip vase, automata pegasus, shapes of mondrian, all presented in an African basket. ($260)

Recology Western Oregon - Gift certificate for 20-yard drop box. ($700+ Value depends on service location.)

Serenity Med Spa - Gift certificate for facial plus skincare items and candle. ($190)

The Lloyd Hotel - An overnight stay plus coffee, mugs and more. ($200)

The Menagerie - Love sweatshirt, love locks kit, natural soap, starfish stuffy, paper crab ornament and more in a canvas Astoria tote. ($122)

Ten Fifteen Productions - Two season tickets for 2024 and sticker. ($275)

Total Employment and Management - A self-care themed basket filled with bath soak, scrub, candle, hydration and B12 drinks. ($100)

94.9 The Bridge - Radio purse filled with drink bottle, shirt, Fort George gift cards and a voucher for 1 week ad schedule. ($400)