The Banker's Suite, located on the top floor of the Bank of Astoria building at 1215 Duane St., will close as a public rental as of March 31. The Banker's Suite will reopen and operate as the Astoria Seminar Center under The Banker's Suite name. All seminars will be coordinated by Trish Bright. All outstanding Banker's Suite gift certificates previously donated to nonprofit organizations will be honored by The Banker's Suite.
Trish and Walter Bright of Seattle purchased the bank building in March 2005. Rickenbach Construction performed an extensive exterior restoration. The second floor was also restored. In 2007, the Brights were presented with the Harvey Award for historic preservation.
Multiple seminars will be held throughout the year. The Astoria Seminar 2009, Compiler Construction, will take place from Sept. 20-22. For information, go to (www.astoriaseminar.com) or call Trish Bright at (425) 417-6512.