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Wenatchee promo has a bit of edgy humor

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Meet in Wenatchee
Actor Charles Atkinson, a producer for North 40 Productions, wanders through Wenatchee hotspots in the new "Meet in Wenatchee" video.

Imagine you’re the organizer for a statewide convention of the Brotherhood of Beefy Bearded Balding Bloggers, and you need space for 300 BOBBBBs to let down their, um, hair. Would you hold your convention in Wenatchee?

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, newly ordained as the area’s tourism promotion group, says you should at least consider it. And they’ve produced a snazzy video to convince you to do so.

Called “Meet in Wenatchee,” the video features an announcer guy (actor Charles Atkinson) wandering through town — convention center, Town Toyota Center, Pybus Public Market, Columbia River, a restaurant, a bar, a wine-tasting room — touting all the things a visitor can do here AFTER the day’s seminars end and the fun begins. He does it, too, with an edgy kind of humor not often connected with Wenatchee’s marketing efforts.

“Every city in the state has a convention center with meeting rooms and its own attractions,” said Jeff Ostenson, head of the team at North 40 Productions who made the video. “Our job was to make the video memorable, make it stand out, make us here in Wenatchee look a little bit different from everybody and everywhere else.”

Ideally, he said, the video would be used in presentations to groups looking for a centrally-located venue with great weather and lots to do. “We want the message to be ‘we have a lot of fun here, and you can be part of it, too.’” BOBBBs definitely like to have fun.

Get a chuckle from the video here.