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Last week, more than 300 former Reynolds employees, local business owners, elected officials, community members and their families joined us for our fourth annual summer open house. We are grateful to see so many generations together celebrating our community’s history and looking ahead to the opportunity before us to grow jobs and expand trade.

The big news of the day came during a recognition ceremony for the Lower Columbia CAP, which delivers hot and frozen meals to seniors in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. CAP provides a vital service to our community, and Millennium is proud to do our part to support their efforts with a gift of $20,000!

2015 community celebration

“The work that gets done at CAP is one Millennium is proud to support,” said CEO Bill Chapman to the crowd gathered Wednesday, as the team presented Ilona Kerby and Tammy Davies with the check.

Like in previous years, Millennium employees had a barbecue where guests enjoyed a special afternoon celebration complete with guided site tours to see the progress made since last year.

Cowlitz County Commissioner Mike Karnofski and Millennium CEO Bill Chapman kicked off a speaking program and provided permitting updates before handing the mic over to representatives from several community organizations. Speaking to the audience assembled for the barbecue were Felicia Conley, president of the Highland Neighborhood Association, Barbara Price, board vice president of Habitat for Humanity of Cowlitz County, Mike Bridges of the Longview/Kelso Building & Construction Trades, Ilona Kerby, executive director of Lower CAP, and Tammy Davies representing Grounds For Opportunity and Help Warehouse.

In June, we were honored to receive the Community Partner Award from the Highland Neighborhood Association. “Millennium showed up with dozens of staff and trucks when we were moving into our new location,” remembered Felicia Conley as she spoke to the audience. “They were lifesavers, and we are so grateful for them.”

Together with you and all our partners, we are focusing our efforts on important causes that strengthen our community and make Longview and Cowlitz County a great place to live and work.

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