by Brandon Macz for Queen Anne & Magnolia News 9/14/19 [Seattle, WA]:
Chamber honors Queen Anne members for continued support
Award recipients have history of volunteering to make community programs a success
The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce honored its business members — large and small — for their contributions to bettering the community and support of the chamber during the organization’s 13th annual awards luncheon on Friday…
Queen Anne Book Company co-owner Krijn de Jonge was this year’s recipient of the Community Service Award for his volunteerism and work with the chamber, including chairing the Queen Anne Helpline’s Run for Home fundraiser that takes place during Queen Anne Days. He also spearheaded the pennants for the sidewalk sale during the festival.
de Jonge thanked his wife and co-owner Judy de Jonge for volunteering him, adding he began working with the chamber on various endeavors because of the promise of beer after every meeting.
“That’s the only shortcoming so far,” he said.
The de Jonges and Janis Segress opened Queen Anne Book Company in 2013, after the community lost Queen Anne Books in 2012.
Congratulatins, Krijn! You demonstrate how much small business owners give back to their communities.
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