The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce office has downsized from two to one, and filling that position is resident Tessa Appleman. Appleman recently returned to Wrangell from Portland, Oregon where she has lived for 5-years as a nanny and hair stylist.

Now back in Wrangell, Appleman has recently been hired as the new Chamber of Commerce membership director. Appleman says as the director she wants to promote more community participation as well as improve some of Wrangell’s annual events.

“I’d like to get a lot more community involvement, especially with the 4th of July events. This last summer we had some activities that were not done during the week of the 4th, because of the lack of volunteers. But I know if you get some groups of people together, it would be possible to pull off the events a lot easier,” she says she’s excited to be working in her hometown, and wants to energize more young Wrangellites to get out and join in.

“We’re looking for the younger generation to get more involved with everything. I know moving back, that many of my classmates are still here. I would really like to see more of them involved in everything. It’s very easy to get stuck at home in the regular old routine. We are a huge part of this community now and we can use that, by being a part of different events and committees,” she says.

Some upcoming Wrangell events include tax free day September 10th and Harvest Fest October 14th-15th. For more information about the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce you can visit www.WrangellChamber.org or call 907-874-3901.
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