EVG District

2022 - Greg Kronlund - 2022 bARBERSHOPPER OF THE YEAR

Greg Kronlund - 2023 EVG's Chapter Marketing Advisor
Greg Kronlund with Bill Hickman

It is my honor to announce the 2022 Evergreen District Barbershopper of the Year – Greg Kronlund!

During the Fall of 2021, Greg Kronlund started collecting and writing documents to help our chapters start rebuilding and marketing themselves as the pandemic restrictions started loosening up.  By January, Greg started working on the first marketing page on our district website.  In a short period of time, he learned how to navigate the administrative portion of the website, and also make and post his own videos on marketing which also included ways for chapters to use for evaluating themselves and determining how to move forward. Greg realized that chapters have a hunger for marketing ideas for both audience and membership.  Throughout 2022, he wrote articles monthly (including worksheets) for chapters or individuals to use.  He now has three webpages under the “M&M” dropdown on the district website (www.EVGDistrict.com) to which he adds to regularly.

Also, during 2022, Greg started holding ZOOM Marketing Workshops for sharing timely topics and networking with chapter leaders throughout the Evergreen District. He’s built, designed, advertised, and conducted over twelve (12) ZOOM Workshops which has reached over 29 chapters through meeting with over 60 individuals.  Some of the topics he covered included: SWOT Analysis; the 4 Ps of Marketing; Advertising; Features and Benefits; Marketing and Membership Working Together; Singing Valentines; Small Successes Leading to Big Successes; and more recently Developing Your 60-word Elevator Speech.

Recently, Greg took on the undefined role of helping our Yakima Chapter to avoid dissolving (as other chapters have done recently).  His encouragement with Yakima has given the members some hope.  Greg has been coaching them on the basics: Create the plan, work the plan, review the plan, refine the plan, revise the plan, and if it still doesn’t work throw it out and re-plan. Plan early and plan often.

Greg’s background and his passion about getting and keeping singers singing has had a huge impact on the Communications Team and the Marketing efforts throughout the District.  He is a valued team member of the EVG Communications Team since joining in December 2021

Background:
Greg Kronlund has 41 years as the Sales and Marketing Consultant for a commercial broadcast radio, 14 years as a NASCAR official, and is a 17- year barbershopper beginning in 2004 with the Columbia River Chordsmen in Tri Cities. After moving, he’s also sung with the Rainier Valley Harmonizers, Puyallup Valley Harmonizers, Federal Way Harmony Kings, and the Tacoma Vocal Standard.  While with Puyallup, he worked with Bob Thomas and Phil Bergh on a Continuing Education Class at Pierce College in Puyallup, WA, called “Music for Men” and Bob and Greg developed the “Harmony in the Valley Barbershop Contest” a feature at the Puyallup Spring Fair which lasted two years.  Greg is married to Linda, and they have two daughters.

Nominations are Open

Please fill in the form below with as much information
as you can give about your nominee.   

Our deadline this year is Saturday, May 18th.

Questions: Contact Duncan Gilman at mal@evgdistrict.com

Over the years....

2021

Glenn Hayes, Bellevue

2020

Judy Galloway, Hood River

2019

Bill Hickman, Bellevue

2018

Ed Gentz, Tacoma

2017

Rob Macdonald, Calgary

2016

Ted Chamberlain

2015

Keith Eckhardt, Bellingham

2014

Rich Lapp, Boise

2013

Con Hobson, Boise

2012

Don Rose, Bellevue

2011

Ken Galloway, Tualatin Valley

2010

Doug Broersma, Bellingham

2009

Bob Robson, Calgary Foothills

2008

Carl Van Hoff, Tri Cities

2007

Steve Morin, Salem

2006

Adrian Leontovich, Bellevue

2005

Frank Johnson, Bozeman

2004

Jamie Peterson, Bellevue

2003

John Boyd, Anacortes

2002

Dick Townsend, Spokane

2001

Gerry Borden, Greater Vancouver

2000

Kendall Williams, Bellevue

1999

Bob Swanson, Frank Thorne

1998

Rich Hasty, Vancouver, BC

1997

Bobby Huber, Bellevue

1996

Ken Jones, Frank Thorne

1995

Mel Knight, Salem

1994

Don Craig, Medicine Hat

1993

Paul Derr

1992

Ken Pask, Frank Thorne

1991

Chester Colpitts, Greater Vancouver

1990

Steve Mondau, Tacoma

1989

Alan Gowans, Medicine Hat

1988

Mike Lanctot, Bellevue

1987

Carl B. Nelson, Seattle

1986

Paul Tomicich, Bellevue

1984

John Marchi, Frank Thorne

1983

Bob Cox, Salem

1982

Tim Knight, Eugene

1981

Bun Strom, Great Falls

1980

Stephen Kyes, Portland Metro

1979

Charles Metzger, Greater Vancouver

1978

Chuck Olson, Tualatin Valley

1977

Earl Miller, Lebanon

1976

Lee Wynne, Spokane

1975

Wayne Schroeder

1974

None Awarded

1973

Larry Hull

1972

Harry Neuwirth

1971

Bob Morgan, Great Falls

1970

Richard Williams

1969

Jim Blokzyl, Federal Way

1968

Everett Ball

1967

Jim Blokzyl, Seattle

1966

Bill McMenamin

1965

Keith Axline

1964

J.H. “Bud Leabo