Mt. Angel recognizes Scott Stokley with first Community Impact Award

April 2022 Posted in Community, People

By James Day

Scott Stokley, a 37-year resident of Mount Angel is a local Realtor who also owns Touch of Bavaria, Angel Mountain Christmas and is about to open a new eatery in town, Lou’s Kitchen.

His dizzying schedule also includes tons of outreach for the Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce, for whom he is a passionate supporter of local businesses and the community as a whole.

Scott Stokley

He helped put together a merchants group for the chamber, assisted in organizing “The Next Friday” event and is helping to start a chamber ambassadors group. He also played a key role in the massive benefit put on at the Festhalle to assist businesses affected by the October fire.

He’s even the go-to Mr. Fix It for the beloved gallery of figures at the Glockenspiel. If the power goes out or something goes wrong, Stokley gets the call.

Thus, it is not surprising that the chamber has honored Stokley with its Community Impact Award.

“When there is something out there that I can help with I just do it,” said Stokley in an interview at Angel Mountain Christmas, the holiday store and wine shop he opened – right when the COVID pandemic began.

“It’s been pretty successful so far,” he said, adding that “we are starting to see a little light at the end of the COVID tunnel. People are starting to get out and about. People are ready to start experiencing life again. That [the pandemic] was a tough one.”

Many of Stokley’s initiatives aim at encouraging community participation in local affairs and shopping with local businesses.

“A lot of times you are on your own,” he said, “but what I want to do is find out what we all can do to empower all of our efforts. How can we put on events together and get the word out? Let’s market ourselves and bring people to town.”

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