Edmonds Chamber of Commerce News
Edmonds Kind of Fourth photo album: a little night music and fireworks!
Sunday, 07 July 2013 02:19

From the evening July 4th festivities in downtown Edmonds,
Article by My Edmonds News; Photography by Larry Vogel.

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President Ron Clyborne presided over the evening event. He announced this would be his last year overseeing the Edmonds Fourth of July festivities, and that starting next year Darlene Stern would take over.


Musical entertainment was provided by The Side Project, a local Edmonds Band recently featured on Dancing With The Stars. L to R, Aaron Hiebert (guitar), Suzie Bradford (vocals) and Ben Bradford (guitar). Not pictured, Adrian Libertini (bass) and Jason Edwards (drums).


Soloist from the SnoKing Chorale singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables.


SnoKing Chorale director Frank DeMiero leads the chorale in a series of numbers honoring the branches of the U.S. military.


And to top off the night — fireworks!

5K Fun Run/Walk Times and Winners
Friday, 05 July 2013 02:08

Results for the 2013 Edmonds 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk

Note to Winners - If your name appears below, we have an award for you! Stop by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce offices Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm in the coming week to pick up your gift certificate to a local restaurant.  Overall winners receive a $25 gift certificate to Rusty Pelican Café. Age group winners receive a $10 gift certificate to Waterfront Coffee.

Overall Winners:

Male: Carter Osborne 16:20
Female: Suzi Harvey 19:30

Age group winners:

Under 14:
Sam McCloughan 19:23
Victoria Eng 26:11

Ages 15-19
Carter Osborne 16:20
Emma Barr 21:36

Ages 20-29
Jakob Lindaas 17:10
Quinn Manning 21:36

Ages 30-39
Pete Hanson 17:31
Rachael Williams 20:53

Ages 40-49
Jeffrey Martin 17:28
Bridget Guerrero 21:47

Ages 50-59
Jim Harvey 18:45
Suzie Harvey 19:30

Ages 60-69
Don Smiley 27:16
Selena Bolotin 28:45

Ages 70 +
Willis Olson 30:36
Madeline Ancelard 41:09


Edmonds 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk
Friday, 28 June 2013 18:40

Sign up online now!

The 7th Annual Edmonds 5K Fun Run/Walk. July 4, 2013 at 10 am in Downtown Edmonds. Starts at Edmonds City Park at 3rd & Walnut and finishes on the parade route Downtown

For more information, click here.

Calling all Runners & Walkers!

You were there for the Edmonds 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk last year so here's a shout out because online registration is now available for this year's event!


Submit the completed form with your payment in the following ways:

  1. Mail to: Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 146, Edmonds, WA 98020
  2. Email completed application to accounting@edmondswa.com and call the office with a credit card payment at 425.670.1496.
  3. Visit us at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Administrative offices. Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, 121 Fifth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020

Early registration must be received by June 31. Cost for day of race registration is $30 and we cannot guarantee t-shirt availability. Need more information? See  the Edmonds Chamber Website or contact the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce at 425.670.1496.

Edmonds Businesses Invited to Arts Summit, Saturday, June 29
Monday, 17 June 2013 20:39

Edmonds Art Summit

What does it mean to be part of a thriving arts community? Do you already participate or are you looking for ways to be more involved? What are your big ideas about shaping the future for arts and culture in Edmonds?

Sign up now for the Edmonds Arts Summit on June 29th at the Edmonds Center for the Arts!

The Arts Summit is an opportunity to meet local artists and arts groups, see performances, explore new skills, and learn more about how the arts are a dynamic force in Edmonds. The Arts Summit is a free citywide gathering of the cultural arts community: a day for highlighting the scope and energy of the Edmonds arts scene.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in the key role that arts and culture play in Edmonds.


  • Morning keynote, The Arts Mean Business, by Randy Cohen, VP of Research & Policy at Americans for the Arts and a national expert on the role of arts in community and economic development;
  • Build your skills and get inspired with short sessions on traditional and social media, video promotion, funding, possibilities for collaboration and partnership, and more;
  • Browse the resource tables at lunchtime, enjoy short performances, and learn about the many arts activities in our community;
  • Join a facilitated session in the afternoon and shape the future for arts and culture in Edmonds and voice your ideas about the future;
  • Plan to stay for more creative conversation at an after hours event in the lobby with jazz performance by some of our talented high school musicians.

Reserve your place now for this gathering of the arts in Edmonds! The event is free but registration is required. Register online: www.edmondsartscommission.org

The Arts Summit is presented by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission on behalf of Mayor Earling. Sponsors include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds Landing, Hazel Miller Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, Lynnwood Honda, Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Windermere Real Estate Edmonds, Hubbard Family Foundation, Edmonds Community College, Swedish Edmonds, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Edmonds School District, Panera Bread, Port of Edmonds, and Economic Alliance of Snohomish County.

For more information about the conference or to find out how to get involved by volunteering at the event please email: sarah.cocker@edmondswa.gov

Kids and Main Parade Awards
Monday, 17 June 2013 20:35

EDMONDS, WA:An Edmonds Kind of 4th” is rapidly approaching! With an over 100 year tradition, “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” is a cornerstone of the community, engaging families and businesses. Annually, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce presents the daylong celebration of the 4th of July with festivities running from 10 am to 10 pm and features a 5K Fun Run/Walk, Children’s Parade, Main Parade and Evening Mini-Concert & Fireworks that entertains, dazzles and wow’s over 25,000 spectators.


Everyone knows the 4th of July isn’t the same without a parade but Edmonds has not one but 2 parades, the Main Parade and the Children’s Parade! If the 4th of July 5k Fun Run/Walk doesn’t get your blood moving for a day of fun, then 2,500 children marching and performing at a fevered pitch in the annual Children’s Parade sponsored by Windermere Real Estate of Edmonds will do so. The Children’s Parade steps off at 11:30 am in Downtown Edmonds. Spectacle in itself, the Children’s Parade features local youth hoisting banners, dressed in costumes, pulling wagons and playing music under bright sunny northwest skies. All entrants will receive ribbons recognizing their participation in the big event. A lucky few will be awarded prizes for:


Come celebrate with us
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 20:52

Letter to the Beacon Editor from Ron Clyborne


I am writing to express great appreciation for Meagan McDonald’s Letter to the Editor in last week’s Beacon. Meagan expressed “Kudos for the Edmonds Business Expo and Chamber of Commerce.”

We at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce have received a tremendously positive response to our second annual Business Expo, which took place on Saturday, June 1.

The Edmonds Chamber is proud to contribute to the economic vitality of Edmonds, both by presenting events, such as the Business Expo, that benefit local businesses and by continuing our tradition of offering events that appeal to residents and visitors alike.

The positive feedback received on the Business Expo energizes us as we prepare for the daylong celebration of “An Edmonds Kind of 4th,” which the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has presented annually for the past 105 years.

This year we again join the Hazel Miller Foundation in inviting you to Downtown Edmonds on the 4th of July to celebrate both our country and our community!

Ron Clyborne
President, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Edmonds Chamber Presented Business Expo 2013 Showcased Local Service

Edmonds, WA, June 3, 2013: The 2nd Annual Business Expo on Saturday, June 1 at the Edmonds Conference Center featured more business exhibitors and drew more attendees this year than last.  With 50 exhibitors and approximately 300 expo-goers, the event was well attended by the public and drew rave reviews from service businesses with a booth at the event.


The goal for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce in presenting the Business Expo was to showcase local businesses and give the public an opportunity to meet local service providers face to face.  The Edmonds Garden Market drew those new to the Business Expo concept in for a look and shuttle service between Business Expo 2013 and the Waterfront Festival ensured that all those in Downtown Edmonds on Saturday were able to enjoy all that Edmonds had to offer on Saturday.


View more expo photos on our Facebook page.


Sponsors for the event included the Port of Edmonds, the City of Edmonds, Edmonds Community College, the Edmonds Conference Center, MyEdmondsNews.com and Rusty Pelican Café. Cindy Hopper, owner of Frog Pond Apps, spoke at Noon on Mobile Marketing. Attendees of the brief educational session learned how to bring mobile tools and strategies together to create effective mobile marketing campaigns.

Hazel Miller Foundation Awards Edmonds Chamber Foundation $30,000 Grant
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 21:07

Grant Ensures 100 year tradition of “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” Continues With Parades & Fireworks in 2013

(Edmonds, WA) The Edmonds based Hazel Miller Foundation has generously awarded the Edmonds Chamber Foundation a $30,000 grant. The funds will support this year’s presentation of “An Edmonds Kind of 4th”, a non-profit 501(c)(3) event. The grant assures that the community driven parade celebration will “march” through downtown Edmonds and illuminate the skyline with fireworks on the Fourth of July for 2013 and years to come.

Awarded as part of the “Annual Giving” program, the generous grant continues the tradition of the Hazel Miller Foundation serving as long-term partner with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce in making "An Edmonds Kind of 4th" possible for the community of Edmonds and surrounding areas.

Register online now for the Edmonds 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 20:56

EDMONDS, WA, MAY 28, 2013: What better way to start a day full of hot dogs, apple pie and ice cream than with a little exercise and the chance to run down the Edmonds Fourth of July Parade route? Presented by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, the 4th of July Fun Run/Walk is a 5k run, jog or walk through the heart of historic downtown Edmonds. Attracting over 400 runners, the fun run is the perfect kickoff to a full day of “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” excitement. While awards will be given to winners in overall men’s and women’s and age group categories, runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to participate!


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Edmonds Kiwanis 2013 Citizen of the Year – Bill Brayer
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:59

From the Edmonds Beacon


Bill Brayer, 2013 Edmonds Kiwanis Citizen of the Year

Bill Brayer, 2013 Edmonds Kiwanis Citizen of the Year

The Kiwanis 2013 Citizen of the Year is no stranger to many in Edmonds.

Bill Brayer founded and was Director and CEO of MS Helping Hands/Donor Closet (originally called Multiple Sclerosis Community Services) from its inception in 1999 until the end of September 2012.

“Bill is one of the most amazing people I have ever known,” friend Dick Van Hollebeke said. “He has more than enough reasons to reach out and seek the help of others since he has lived with multiple sclerosis for more than 59 years.

“But this 79-year-old man went in the opposite direction.”

That “opposite direction” was to dedicate himself to helping others affected with MS and other debilitating diseases.

MS Helping Hands/Donor Closet is a non-profit organization that helps those with special needs who have been denied help from Medicare, Medicaid, DSHS and insurance companies.

Donor Closet accepts donations of medical mobility items such as wheelchairs, electric hospital beds and other items. The items are reconditioned, cleaned and made available for others to use for a minimum cost, much lower than if bought new.

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