Charlie Bishop enjoys looking out his office window, to see people walk, run and bicycle through the pedestrian tunnel located near the Pendleton Woolen Mill, in Washougal.
But Bishop, vice president of mill operations at Pendleton, does not often have time to people watch, since he walks through the 300,000 square foot mill several times a day.
Pendleton Woolen Mill has been selected as the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year.”
“We are certainly honored and a bit humbled to be selected as business of the year,” Bishop said. “This is a big year for us. There is a lot of history in the Camas and Washougal community.”
There are preliminary plans to celebrate the mill’s centennial in Washougal in August.
Roger Daniels, of Washougal, nominated Pendleton for the annual honor.
“It has competed in an international market making quality fabrics and clothing that are recognized for their artistic patterns, durability and high quality,” he wrote. “The Pendleton Woolen Mill and the Bishop family have also contributed to the livability of Washougal and southwest Washington.”