Edmonds Chamber of Commerce News
Membership Manager Named
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:16


Membership Manager for the Edmonds Chamber Named


janEDMONDS, WA, August 31, 2016: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that a new Membership Manager has been selected.  After an extensive interview process we have made our selection.  I am pleased to announce Jan Nicholas as our new Membership Manager.


Jan comes to us with a diverse background of skill and experience in Event Management, Sales, Leadership, Client Management and Fundraising.  She has a unique combination of strong interpersonal communication skills and organizational ability we are sure will be an asset to the Chamber team and prove to be a great benefit to our members and constituents.


Jan is originally from Corvallis, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University.  She played college basketball at OSU and as a professional in Europe for two (2) years.  Following her eight  (8) years of playing basketball, Jan was Division 1 collegiate basketball coach with stops at SW Louisiana, San Diego State, Colorado State and Cal State Northridge.


Jan is married with two children and moved to the area in 1992, she has called the Puget Sound home ever since.


Through the years, she has been involved with many organizations and projects from General Manager at High Five Sportswear, VP of Operations for the Emerald City Basketball Club, the Fundraising Chair for Little League International, the Northshore School District Auction Chair and a Catering Director for Rainin Ribs BBQ.


We look forward to Jan Nicholas beginning with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce this September.  Her work experiences, warm demeanor and ability to build winning teams will surely make her to an asset to the greater Edmonds community and our Chamber membership.


Thank you all for your support, we are looking forward to a wonderful end of 2016 and an even better 2017.



Greg Urban - President & CEO

Job Opening at Edmonds Chamber
Thursday, 14 July 2016 18:43

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Job Position Description


Title: Membership & Events Manager

Reports To: President & CEO



The Membership & Events manager is responsible for managing the events and membership of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization of over 400 businesses. The Edmonds Chamber exists to promote the economic vitality of Edmonds through advocacy, leadership, education and community-building events. Membership & Events manager reports to and works in partnership with the President & CEO and is responsible for developing and managing the organization's events for members and the community; also for developing new members and member retention.


For full job posting description, qualifications and application requirements, click here

Urban named to Paine Field Community Council
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:06


The President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Greg Urban, has been appointed to serve on the Paine Field Community Council (PFCC).

The ten-member council is comprised of four (4) community members, two (2) pilots, two (2) on-airport businesses and two (2) off-airport businesses.  The PFCC meets 3-4 times per year and is appointed to review airport related business, future projects and make recommendations.

The Snohomish County Council appointed Greg Urban to the council as an “off-airport business” representative on June 8.  Urban said, “I look forward to serving on the Paine Field Community Council and representing the Edmonds business community over the next few years.”  Urban’s appointment to the council expires in 2019.


About Paine Field Community Council:
The Paine Field Community Council was formed in 1980 as a result of the Airport's Mediated Role Determination.  A primary purpose of the Community Council is to review, assess, and make recommendations to the Airport Director and/or affected governmental entities with regard to the Airport, especially items impacting the spirit and letter of the mediated agreement.  In addition, the Community Council promotes mutual cooperation and understanding between the Airport, residential communities and airport users.

Our Future Leaders
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:39

Our Future Leaders


May 17, 2016

leadershipleaderI was invited to attend Seaview Elementary for their first "Leadership Day" on Thursday, May 12th.  As a community leader, I felt it was important to support one of our wonderful Edmonds schools and provide our future leaders with encouragement and an understanding of the roles they will take in the future.


The students showcased the leadership skills they have gained based on the Stephen Covey "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "The Leader in Me" programs they have gone through in recent months.  It was great to see the children, kindergarten through sixth, sharing what they learned and how these skills are being applied in school and at home. Guests were treated to singing, musical performances, tours and presentations.


The seven (7) habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the end in mind, Put first things first, Think win-win, Seek first to understand then to be understood, Synergize, Sharpen the saw.


I encourage you all, as leaders in our community, to think about passing on your knowledge by mentoring and engaging with the next generation of business leaders.


Greg Urban, President & CEOleader

Kiwanis Citizen of the Year
Thursday, 10 March 2016 22:00

kiwanisNominations are being accepted for the 23rd Annual Edmonds Citizen of the Year award, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds to recognize a person (or persons) for their community service. The deadline to submit is Friday, May 6.

Nominees may be a civic-minded citizen active in civic affairs, community activities and/or business pursuits. It is open to individuals as volunteers or professionals in the line of duty.

Guidelines for selection are:
• To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.
• To encourage the daily living of the golden rule in all human relationships.
• To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business and professional standards.
• To develop by precept and example a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
• To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, render altruistic service and build better communities.
• To cooperate in creating and maintaining the sound public opinion and idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.

The Kiwanis Club of Edmonds will select a winner from the nominations submitted by citizens at large. Nominations are requested from individuals or groups in Edmonds, who complete the nomination form provided. You can find the form online here, the Edmonds branch of Sno-Isle Libraries or the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Office. Nominations should be sent to: Kiwanis, P.O. Box 221, Edmonds, WA 98020, and must be postmarked on or before May 6, 2016.


--article from My Edmonds News (http://myedmondsnews.com/2016/03/nominations-open-for-23rd-annual-edmonds-citizen-of-year)

Photo Contest Winner Announced
Saturday, 12 December 2015 00:19


Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest Winner

EDMONDS, WA, December 11, 2015: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the winning photo from our annual Photo Contest.  The winning photo will be featured on the Edmonds Chamber 2016 Membership Plaque and the 2016 Preferred Business Directory.


Over 30 photos were received and judged by a panel of 11 volunteers from the Log Cabin Visitor’s Information Center.  The selection was not easy for the group but in the end they were able to select a clear winner.


The winning photograph was submitted by Janine Harles and is a collage of 4 photographs taken in Edmonds.  The photo includes: an eagle in flight carrying a fish, an Edmonds sunset, the Edmonds ferry and the Edmonds Museum plaza.




Congratulations to Janine Harles and thank you to everyone who submitted photos into the contest, we hope you keep taking great pictures and try again next year.


For more information contact the Chamber office at 425-670-1496 or by email at membership@edmondswa.com

Halloween 2015
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 21:18

Halloween Costume Contest Winners

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone for making this Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night one of the best yet!!
Here are the winners of the annual Costume Contest.

Best Pet and Owner:  Kona


Best Pet:  Kona


Best 0-6 yrs old:  Ariana Estrada


Best 7-12 yrs old:  Kathryn Colston & Taylor O'Brien

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Best 13-17 yrs old:  Julia Causbie


Best Adult:  Scott Causbie


Best Family/Group:  Sindora Family


Congratulations to all those who participated and to the winners.  Start planning your costume for next year!!!

4th of July Thank You
Friday, 17 July 2015 22:18

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Edmonds 4th of July 5K Renamed the “Beat Brackett 5K”
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 21:17

Edmonds 4th of July 5K Renamed the “Beat Brackett 5K”

5KEDMONDS, WA, May 27, 2015: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 9th Annual 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk has been renamed in honor of Edmonds founder, George Brackett.  The race will have a theme and now called the “Beat Brackett 5K”.

In addition to the name change we have added a bunch of new features.  The race will be electronically timed using RFID chips on each runner to provide accurate and quick results.  Runners who opt in will receive a performance (tech) running shirt to wear in the race.  Nothing compliments a running shirt like a ‘fake’ beard, George Brackett inspired ‘fake’ beards will be available for runner’s to don during the race.

In addition to trying to win your age and gender bracket, runners will attempt to “Beat Brackett”.  One special runner in the 5K is designated as George Brackett and your goal is to beat him to the finish line, Beat Brackett this year for a chance to ‘be’ Brackett in next year’s race.

Attracting over 500 participants, the “Beat Brackett 5K” is the perfect kick-off to a full day of 4th of July festivities taking place in the heart of historic downtown Edmonds.  For those with a competitive streak, an awards ceremony with metals will be held immediately following the race.

The “Beat Brackett 5K” will take place on Saturday, July 4 and starts in Edmonds City Park at 3rd Ave. S & Pine St.  Registration opens at 8:30 am and the race starts at 10 am.  All participants are asked to arrive before 9:30 am to pick up their race bib and materials. There is a $30 registration fee, which includes a race shirt or $25 without a shirt. Day of event registration is available for $30 but shirts are not guaranteed.  Participants are encouraged to pre-register by going to www.edmondswa.com in the Upcoming Events section or contact the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce office.

About George Brackett (1842-1927)
George Brackett is customarily regarded as the founder of Edmonds as well as an early logger in Bothell.  Born and raised in eastern Canada, he logged there and in parts of the U.S. before coming to Seattle about 1870.  Searching out new stands of timber, he rowed along the eastern shore of Puget Sound in 1870 and was attracted by the site that became Edmonds.  In 1876, he purchased acreage and moved there.  In 1884, he platted a town, which he named Edmonds; after its incorporation in 1890, he became the first mayor.  He operated a mill and a wharf and maintained several businesses in Edmonds and was the first postmaster.  He donated property for a school after classes were originally held in his barn.  He served several terms on the city council, the last one a few years before he died in Edmonds on December 27, 1927.

Event info at www.edmondswa.com or contact the Edmonds Chamber office at 425-670-1496

Michael Reagan Named Grand Marshal of Edmonds 4th of July Parade
Friday, 01 May 2015 18:03

Michael Reagan

EDMONDS, WA, May 1, 2015:  The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Michael Reagan as the 2015 Grand Marshals of the “An Edmonds Kind of Fourth” Parade.  Mr. Reagan is an Edmonds resident whom the Congressional Medal of Honor Society recognized this year with the “Citizens Service Before Self Honors” award.  This award is given to everyday citizens for courage, sacrifice, selflessness and patriotism.

Mr. Reagan, a Vietnam veteran, has spent the last 11 years drawing over 4,200 portraits of service members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The portraits are given to the families of the fallen soldiers at no cost and “sadly, some of the pictures I drew were the only things that came home” said Reagan.  In addition to the portraits, Mr. Reagan is very involved in raising money for charities and to date has helped raise over $10 million.


This 4th of July celebration coincides with the 125th Anniversary of the City of Edmonds, the oldest city in Snohomish County.  For 108 years the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, with support from the business community, has produced the 4th of July festivities for the citizens of Edmonds.  We hope that you participate in the celebrations this year by attending the events, running in the 5K or even marching in the parade.


“An Edmonds Kind of Fourth” Schedule

10:00 am - 5K Fun Run/Walk

11:30 am - Children’s Parade

12:00 pm - Main Parade

2:30 pm - Firefighters Waterball Competition

7:30 pm - Evening Entertainment & Vendors

10:00 pm - Fireworks


Event info & registration at www.edmondswa.com or Edmonds Chamber office at 425-670-1496

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