Brett Habenicht, President
Brett Habenicht, President's Bio
I am the co-founder and vice-president of Java! Java! Coffee Company, headquartered here in Maple Valley. I have been married to Brenda for 27 years and we have 2 kids, Lindsey, 22 who is finishing up her masters degree with Georgetown Univ. and Alex, 19 who is finishing up his freshman year at Central Washington Univ. Interesting fact: I am a fifth generation resident of the Maple Valley/Black Diamond area. My great-great grandfather, Henry Habenicht came up from Nortonville, CA with the Black Diamond Coal Company and helped to settle the Black Diamond area. Another great-great grandfather, John Davies, was one of 31 men killed in the Ravensdale mine explosion of 1915.
I understand the importance of a strong, local business community and how a strong Chamber of Commerce can influence and assist those whose job it is to create policies that can impact small business owners. As a charter member of both the planning commission and economic development committee for the City of Maple Valley, I was tasked with helping to find solutions to some very vexing issues. I believe in building consensus by finding win-win solutions to the concerns that many business owners face every day and by building strong and durable relationships with other locally owned businesses.
I would be honored to serve on the MVBD Chamber board and will work smartly to ensure that our chamber is one that is fun, engaged, relevant and is always striving to create more value and equity for its members.