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Cashmere Chamber of Commerce hires new office manager and events coordinator

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CASHMERE – The Cashmere Chamber of Commerce hired Jackie Rector as Office Manager and Events Coordinator. 

Rector's first day in the position was Monday, Feb. 19.

Rector comes from a background in real estate and was looking to transition into something new.

"I've been in real estate for the last ten years, and I moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 2020 from the Seattle area," Rector said. "Somebody just suggested I apply for the job. A friend of mine sent it to me and thought it would be a great fit."

Cashmere itself was also part of the appeal for Rector. 

"I love the small community and the tight-knit support for the local businesses and enthusiasm for the community and the area," she said. "I really like their Find a Gnome program that they have. I really think that's a cute idea to get people to walk around the downtown area and get to know the area a lot better and the different businesses and the offerings."

Rector said that she has always enjoyed being a part of her local community, which is what she most looks forward to in her new role. 

"I have a background with Junior League of Seattle and Rotary Clubs in Wenatchee," she said. "And so I just love being part of the community and the events, being enthusiastic about what the area has to offer."

Rector enjoys yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, and snowshoeing in her free time. She also enjoys all the live music the area has to offer.

"I love how many local music artists we have that make the rounds throughout the greater Wenatchee Valley here in Cashmere and Leavenworth, and actually, we have some great local talent, so it's always fun to catch a show on a Friday or Saturday at a winery or brewery or something," she said.

Rector is also a fan of the hiking trails around Cashmere.

"I love the hiking trails here," she said. "There's a little bit of everything in this small town."



Quinn Propst: 509-731-3590 or quinn@ward.media.

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