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Corporate Air Center Nominated for Small Business of the Year

Burlington – Corporate Air Center, located at Skagit Regional Airport, was honored March 17 as one of the nominees for Small Business of the Year at the 3rd Annual Skagit County Business Person of the Year Awards Dinner.

Corporate Air Center is a full-service, fixed-based operator located at the Port of Skagit’s Skagit Regional Airport. The company is owned by Tim Lewis and his wife, Renaye Kos.

Since starting in 1996 as a company that managed aircraft for other people, Corporate Air has grown steadily and now owns and operates 12 aircraft of its own, including airplanes and helicopters. It also manages about 100 aircraft for other owners and provides service and repairs for many more.

Lewis and Kos also are known for their generosity in the community, especially for their contributions to Hospice of the Northwest, Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society of Skagit County. In addition, Lewis serves on the board of directors of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County.

This is the second honor this year for Corporate Air. Previously, the company was honored by its fuel supplier, ExxonMobil Aviation, for 100% Quality Control Compliance in its handling of fuels and equipment.

The awards dinner, held at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, was hosted by Northwest Business Monthly magazine. The key sponsor was Whidbey Island Bank, with Shell Oil Products as co-sponsor.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email