New chamber member makes changes

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

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A WSU alumna has been hired as the Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center’s new events coordinator.

Marie Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber executive director, said the position had been empty for two months before Ireland Addis had been hired.

“We lucked out and hired someone who just graduated from WSU in December and someone who is really looking for that next big job opportunity,” she said.

Dymkoski said Addis will be a perfect fit for the team.

“Ireland is already diving into two upcoming events,” she said. “One being the Pullman Chamber and Visitors Center’s only fundraiser called ‘Cabaret’.”

Dymkoski said other events Addis will be in charge of include the “Spring Pub Crawl” which will occur April 25 as well as Pullman’s Fourth of July celebration where Addis will work in collaboration with Mayor Glenn Johnson.

Addis said it is one of her main goals to bring the community closer together.

“I want to continue with what the Pullman Chamber has been doing in the past years and get the community involved with the events that we hold,” she said.

Addis said one of the reasons she accepted the position was because she wanted to stay in the Pullman area.

“I really like the area and the community and I didn’t get to spend a lot of time here, only going to school here for a year and a half,” she said. “I think my time here wasn’t quite over yet.”