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Chamber announces board election results

The Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Ann McKim, Katherine Tatsuda, Andrew Spokley and Penny Pedersen have been elected to three-year terms on the chamber’s board of directors.

McKim is of Island Tile and Marble, Tatsuda runs Tatsuda’s IGA, Spokely is from Power Systems and Supplies of Alaska, and Pedersen is a spokeswoman for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The recently elected board members will join incumbents Miguel Torres, Doug Ward, Nancy Christian, Mike Round, Mary Wanzer and Judy Zenge, who is the 2013 board president.

Torres was the board president for 2012.

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