Kimberly Rill

Kimberly Rill

Hermiston Chamber of Commerce Director

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I grew up in Hermiston and left for college, but returned shortly after graduating. I love it here. Hermiston is “home.”

Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

I love a lot of places, but my go-to places are Midway Bar and Grill or Delish Bistro. I also frequent Ye Old Pizza Shoppe, Veg Out and USA Subs.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I spend a lot of time with my husband and family enjoying the outdoors. I also love to read and listen to podcasts regularly.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

The growth of Hermiston in the last few years has been exciting to watch! It isn’t surprising to me, but I love seeing new businesses open and flourish.

What was the last book you read?

“Present Over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?

I love Instagram and Apple Podcasts.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I would love to visit Ireland or Italy.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

I’m not sure.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

I have a personal goal of starting a new business! I hope to share information about it and get things going in the next 12 months. For the Chamber, my goal is to meet our funding goal to get our new business center built.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I’m proud that I paid for my college degree on my own without student loans and purchased my first home at 22.

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