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Greg Urban Vacant
Greg Urban
President & CEO

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(206) 734-6368  cell/text
(425) 332-7368  direct
Valerie Claypool
Membership &
Events Director
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(206) 335-9665 cell
(425) 332-7114 direct
Georgia Wright

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(425) 670-1496 direct
 

Executive Committee


David Jones
Juliana Van Buskirk
Chairman
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Vice Chair (1st)
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David Jones
Vice Chair (2nd)
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Nancy Ekrem
Treasurer
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Carl Zapora
Secretary
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Edmonds Chamber Board Meeting
every 3rd Thursday from 7:30-9:00am
Port of Edmonds conference room

Board of Directors

Theresa Catt Chris Fleck
Theresa Catt
Board
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Chris Fleck
Board
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Bob McChesney
Board
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David Schaefer
Strom Peterson
Board
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Darlene Stern
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David Schaefer
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Gary Choo
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Jack Loos
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Sarah Zabel
Board
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Ron Clyborne
Past Chairman
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Staff Members

Greg Urban Vacant
Greg Urban
President & CEO

Email
(206) 734-6368  cell/text
(425) 332-7368  direct
Valerie Claypool
Membership &
Events Director
Email
(206) 335-9665  cell/text
(425) 332-7114  direct
Georgia Wright

Email
(425) 670-1496 direct
 

Edmonds Chamber Committees

If you would like to be a part of one of these committees, send us an email.

 

A Taste of Edmonds

Mission: To organize and present a community family oriented festival. Raises funds for the Chamber of Commerce while promoting Edmonds as a destination of choice for families and businesses.

 

Ambassador Committee

Mission: To represent the Chamber with fun and pride at public functions to make new members and prospective members feel welcome and to establish personal contacts with all members. Committee meets the first Wednesday quarterly, 8:45 am, Fairwinds-Brighton Court.

 

Annual Banquet

Organizes and executes themed plan for the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.  Usually held end of January or beginning of February.  For more information contact us.

 

Board and Operations

The Executive Committee includes the president, first and second vice presidents, the treasurer, the Chamber staff, and, at the discretion of the president, other directors.  See full board and staff lists.

Operations are reviewed and recommendations are made in preparation for Board meetings. This committee, excluding the Chamber staff, acts as the Personnel Committee.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the fiduciary health, goals and objectives and all policy matters on behalf of this Member organization.

 

Chamber Advocacy Committee

Mission: To represent the interests of the Chamber and its members through communication with City Council and City government by identifying issues relevant to the economic vitality of Edmonds, developing a position, and then advocating for that position.

 

Chamber Arts & Culture Committee

Mission: To raise awareness of the contributions our local arts and culture sector makes to the economic vitality of Edmonds by highlighting the many partnerships and collaborations that support this valuable aspect of life in Edmonds.

 

Downtown Edmonds Merchants Committee

Mission: Working together to increase sales through collaboration, events, and promotions, while having fun.
DEMA meetings are held the first Friday of the month at 8:30am at The Savvy Traveler

 

Economic Development Committee

Mission: To foster a vibrant economic environment for the Edmonds area in industry, services, and retail businesses and to keep abreast of local issues that may affect the business community.  City, Port and County governments make decisions every day that affect commercial business interests. You can share in the Chamber's collective influence on local economic decisions and in area government affairs. Join us in our public service efforts and help spur the kind of strategic development in the city of Edmonds that will ultimately enhance your own business' growth.

 

425 Launch ~ Entrepreneurs' Forum

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are about to start a new business, or have already started one, this new discussion forum could be just the place you want to be. 425 Launch, a program of the Edmonds Chamber, seeks to strengthen our community by promoting and fostering entrepreneurship. By providing a forum for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and experiences, we can improve communication and strengthen entrepreneurship in the Edmonds community. In 2012 Forums will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month starting in January. Please see our Event Calendar for dates.

 

Golf Classic

Assist in the organization and execution of an annual event.

 

Fourth of July

Organizes a family oriented Independence Day in Edmonds to attract visitors and enhance the small town atmosphere.

 

Halloween

The Halloween event invites families to bring the kids down for a safe and fun Trick or Treating experience. This committee helps orchestrate the event. The businesses in the downtown area hand out candy to over 3000 children.

 

Edmonds Classic Carshow

Organizes a festival for a quality car show in September in Downtown Edmonds that will enhance our town’s image as a destination of choice for visitors, shoppers and new businesses.

 

Communications Committee

The Chamber PRIM Committee (PR/Marketing & Information Committee) keeps Chamber members and the general public informed of Chamber programs, services, events and news through printed publications, advertising, marketing activities, community outreach, the Chamber website, Facebook, Twitter, plus media relations. Basic information requests from prospective new members, the community, and industry partners are also serviced through PRIM.

 

Membership Committee

Serves not only in recruitment, but also in member retention by communicating regularly with members. The primary function of the committee is to offer members benefits and opportunities to enhance and promote their business. For more information please contact us.

 

Tree Lighting

Organizes and executes program and promotion of Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

 

Promoting the economic vitality of the greater Edmonds business community, through advocacy, leadership and education.

 

About Us

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907. The Chamber is a voluntary organization serving over 400 business and professional leaders in  several neighborhoods including the Downtown, Waterfront, Perrinville, Firdale, Westgate and Highway 99 districts. The chamber mission is to promote the economic vitality of the greater Edmonds business community through advocacy, leadership and education. The organization also serves to encourage unified public support and initiate action for the sustainability of our rich quality of life in our community, country and state.

 

FerryCommittees carry out the mission of the  organizations and include Economic Development, Membership, Chamber Advocacy Committee, 425 Launch, Chamber Arts & Culture Committee, Visitor Information, Downtown Edmonds Merchants, Chamber PR & Marketing, Third Thursday Art Walk, David Stern Memorial Golf Classic, An Edmonds kind of 4th, Halloween, Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony, Edmonds Classic Car Show, and A Taste of Edmonds. Members are encouraged to join committees.

 

Board members meet monthly and participate in a yearly retreat to establish and monitor the work plan goals in response to the members.

Get involved. Make it happen. Your voice will be heard.
 

Testimonials

 

quote When Vickie and I took over the Waterfront Coffee Co in December of 2010 there were many, many ideas we had in mind. Many ideas have been implemented and others are still a work in process.  However the one thing we did not considered was how much of a benefit the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce could be to our business.  The Wednesday morning networking breakfast meetings have been a tremendous help and encouragement to our business. Although Vickie does not attend the weekly breakfast, as she is busy at the coffee shop, we both agree that my regular attendance has brought to our coffee shop both new friends and new customers. The Chamber has also allowed us to better connect with the community and other local businesses.  We greatly appreciate the support and relationships that have come about as a direct result of our involvement with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. quote

 

— Steve Balas, Waterfront Coffee Company, Owner and Chamber Member

 

quote Thank you for selecting the various speakers for the Business Education classes. I enjoyed each Business Education class I attended. It was the knowledge of the various speakers together with the personal interaction in a non-intimidating setting that made it worthwhile to get up a little bit earlier in the morning. The information will help me to plan for my business more efficiently.  quote

 

— Barbara Mercer, Edmonds Frame Design & Atelier, Owner and Chamber Member

 

quote Joining the Chamber helped us become part of the community quickly.  It's been a lot of fun and I can't tell you how many new clients we've gotten because of it.  quote

 

— Meg and John Rankin, J Rankin Jewellers, Owners and Chamber Members


quote The chamber has been so supportive and helpful during my start-up year and now as I continue to grow. I think the value in being a member far exceeds the membership dues, even during these times when we need to carefully review our spending. You are a big part of what makes it special and you deserve a standing ovation for your tireless efforts. Thank you!!

Being a member of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been very instrumental in helping my business grow and succeed. From the first friendly call I received welcoming me as a new member I felt I ‘belonged’ in the Edmonds community. I am proud to be an important part of that unique sense of community that makes Edmonds so special. Thank you Edmonds for your support and friendship!  quote

 

Cari Barron, Contractor Hotline, LLC
PO Box 1775, Edmonds WA 98020
Phone: 425-775-9085, Fax: 425-775-9150
cari@contractorhotline.net
www.contractorhotline.net

 


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