Trevor Brown is preparing for his final Kodiak Crab Festival as the director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. He’s run the chamber for about 8 years and thinks it’s time for someone else to take the reigns.
“It’s been a good run. I love the chamber, I love everything they do. It’s just one of those deals where it’s good for me, it’s good for the chamber to get some new ideas, new blood in there. It’s the right time.
Crab Fest is one of the many events the chamber hosts around the community, such as political debates, ComFish, and Business After Hours. Brown says he’s met so many people through his job and the best advice he could give his predecessor is:
“Get involved. Get your hands dirty. Get in there. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. It’s a forgiving community.”
Just because Brown is leaving the chamber doesn’t mean he’s leaving Kodiak. He says he’s accepted a position as a business lender in town at Wells Fargo. Brown also says he’s not completely done with the chamber either. He plans to volunteer and help out with events when he can in the future.
Brown will stay on as director until mid-June. He says the search for his replacement is currently underway by the chamber’s board of directors.