Edmonds Chamber of Commerce News
425 Launch Group Is Promoting and Fostering Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:10

James HoffAt forum on Wednesday, May 22, guest speaker, James Hoff of Ace Internet Services, to cover doing business in the cloud.


Edmonds,WA May 7, 2013: None of us seem to have time but it is critical to your small business to find a way to work productively and save money. Ace Internet Services is partnering with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on the upcoming 425 Launch Entrepreneur Forum. The next session, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in the in the Brackett Room on the third floor of City Hall at 121 Fifth Avenue North in Edmonds. In the May session of this popular entrepreneur forum, the most important tools you need to know about for your business as it relates to doing business in the cloud will be covered.

Points to be covered include:

  • review what the must have tools and resources for doing business in the cloud are
  • identify where you can get free and low cost access to necessary tools
  • create a system to manage your system despite very busy work schedules
  • use tools to communicate – and sell - more to new and existing customers


ACE will get you started and lay the ground work for you to invest as much or as little time as you have into leveraging the tools that can improve your productivity while saving you money. This will prove to be a worthwhile session to attend - and in which to participate. Valuable door prizes, including Microsoft software will be given away.

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Ervin Schmidt Named Grand Marshal of Edmonds 4th of July Parade
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:58

 

Pearl Harbor Survivor Witnessed the Beginning
and End of World War II

EDMONDS, WA: MAY 7, 2013 - The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Veteran Ervin Schmidt as the 2013 Grand Marshal of “An Edmonds Kind of Fourth” Parade. Erv, as his friends call him, is a highly decorated Naval veteran, and has been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 65 years. He lives in Edmonds and is a member of VFW Post # 8870 in Edmonds. The members of Post # 8870 are proud to honor and recognize Ervin’s service to our grateful nation. (See below for more information on Ervin Schmidt.)

With an over 100-year tradition, “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” is a cornerstone of the community, engaging families and businesses and kicking off a summer full of family and community centered activities. “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” features a 5K Fun Run, Children’s Parade, Main Parade and Evening Mini-Concert & Fireworks that entertains, dazzles and wows over 25,000 spectators.

 

An Edmonds Kind of 4th Schedule

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Event

Time Location
5K Fun Run

10 am

Edmonds City Park, 3rd & Walnut

Children’s Parade presented by Windermere Real Estate - Edmonds

11:30 am

Downtown Edmonds

Main Parade

Noon Downtown Edmonds

Edmonds Firefighters Waterball Competition

2:30 pm

City Park, 3rd Ave. S & Pine

SeaWolves Soccer

4 pm

Edmonds-Woodway High School Stadium, 7600 212th St SW

Evening Entertainment & Food Vendors

7:30 pm

Civic Field, 6th & Bell

Fireworks Display

10 pm Civic Field, 6th & Bell

The Hazel Miller Foundation continues as a long-term partner and named sponsor of "An Edmonds Kind of 4th". A very generous grant announced by the Foundation in 2012 ensures funding for the popular Edmonds 4th of July celebration in 2013 and for years to come. Hazel and her husband, Morris, were long-time Edmonds residents with a love of Edmonds. Their financial gifts continue to create a sense of community in Edmonds.

 

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Business Expo Coming Up Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to 4 pm in Edmonds
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:53

 

Service businesses interested in an exhibitor booth are encouraged to register online now!


EDMONDS, WA, MAY 7, 2013: Over 45 exhibitors will showcase their service businesses at Business Expo 2013! The public is welcome to attend free of charge on Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Edmonds Conference Center (located at 201 4th Ave N. in downtown Edmonds). Valuable door prizes donated by expo exhibitors will be awarded every hour. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Port of Edmonds, The City of Edmonds, Edmonds Community College, the Edmonds Conference Center and Rusty Pelican Cafe, presents this second annual event and invites the public to attend.

Shuttle service will be provided between the Waterfront Festival and the Business Expo, with a stop at 4th Avenue and Bell in downtown Edmonds. Additionally the Garden Market will be taking place just one block away, making downtown Edmonds the place to be June 1!

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Nominate Edmonds Citizen of the Year
Friday, 19 April 2013 15:34

Click here to print the form, complete, then drop off at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce (121 5th Avenue North Edmonds).

The purpose of the Citizen of the Year award is to recognize a person (or persons) who has contributed community service for the people of Edmonds and deserves to receive our thanks.

  • The person may be a civic-minded citizen active in civic affairs, community activities, or in business pursuits.
  • It is open to individuals as volunteers or professionals in the form of duty.
  • Selection is made by a committee composed of the two Kiwanis clubs from nominations submitted by the citizens-at-large.
  • The forms are available in the Edmonds Beacon, the Edmonds Library, and The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and their website edmondswa.com.

 

Guidelines for selection are the precepts of Kiwanis:

  • 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 co-operate in creating and maintain that sound public opinion and idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
 
Business Expo To Take Place Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:00

Service businesses interested in an exhibitor booth are encouraged to register online now!

 

EDMONDS, WA, APRIL 16, 2013: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Port of Edmonds, The City of Edmonds, the Edmonds Conference Center and Rusty Pelican Restaurant, is proud to announce the 2013 Edmonds Business Expo. This second annual one-day event presents an exciting opportunity for Edmonds service businesses and the public to connect in person, discuss service offerings in the area and to network. The public is welcome to attend free of charge on Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Edmonds Conference Center (located at 201 4th Ave N. in downtown Edmonds). An educational session on Apps will be presented mid-day by Cindy Hopper of Frog Pond Apps.

 

The public will get the chance to meet face to face with local service experts in a wide array of specialties. The over 40 exhibitors signed up so far include those specializing in cloud computing, senior legal counsel, social media, massage, mural painting, marketing, event facilities, advertising, summer camps for kids, senior care providers, insurance, security services and more. Limited exhibitor booths remain but registrations are still being accepted. Anyone with a service business in the greater Edmonds area who is interested in getting the word out on service offerings is welcome to sign up for an exhibitor booth for just $75. The online registration form can be found on the Edmonds Chamber Website (www.edmondswa.com) under the Events tab. With questions, contact Ailsa Kellam at 425.670.1496 or email business@edmondswa.com.

 

Admission is free to the public. Door prizes will be awarded every hour. A shuttle will be running between the Waterfront Festival and the Business Expo to ensure everyone downtown on June 1 gets to see and do as all Edmonds has to offer. Come and see your local service experts at the second annual Edmonds Business Expo. More information is available at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce website www.edmondswa.com or by calling 425.670.1496.

 

About the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907 and is a membership organization serving over 450 business and professional leaders in Edmonds and South Snohomish County. The mission of the Edmonds Chamber is to promote the economic vitality of the greater Edmonds business community through advocacy, leadership and education. ###

 
Edmonds April Chamber Luncheon to feature “6 Weeks to a Healthier You”
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:56

Lynne Vea, with PCC Natural Markets is Chef for the luncheon

 

Edmonds,WA April16,2013: Is your goal is to improve your eating and cooking habits, reduce your stress, lose weight or exercise smarter? Nationally acclaimed speaker, health expert and best-selling author, Joe Piscatella will speak at the Edmonds Chamber Luncheon on April 25 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Joe will share how the “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” program can help you achieve your goals. The popular "6 Weeks to a Healthier You" program is hosted by the Verdant Health Commission and will be offered again beginning May 13.

 

Lynne Vea, Chef for the luncheon, is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. This is a luncheon you won’t want to miss!

 

Register on the Edmonds Chamber Website at www.edmondswa.com. Choose the Events tab then Monthly Luncheon option to sign up. Chamber members receive a discount on lunch, paying just $20. The public is welcome to attend for $25, however seating is limited so make your reservation soon!

 

About the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

 

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907 and is a membership organization which serves over 450 business and professional leaders in Edmonds and South Snohomish County. The mission of the Edmonds Chamber is to promote the economic vitality of the greater Edmonds business community through advocacy, leadership and education. ###

 
Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Adds 4 to Board of Directors
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:52

Edmonds one of the fastest growing Chambers in the state.

 

Edmonds,WA April,2013: Since the beginning of the year, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has appointed 4 members to the Board of Directors. “Board and staff of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are truly pleased to welcome Bill Wood, Theresa Catt, David Jones and Jeff Ritter to the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Each brings a breadth of experience and valuable skill set to ensure the leadership of the Chamber continues to evolve to support continued growth of the Chamber.” said Ron Clyborne, Edmonds Chamber President.

 

The additions are in line with significant growth in Chamber membership and engagement over thepastyear. Notonlyhasmembershipgrownby100toover450membersintheGreaterEdmonds area, the Chamber has also added additional programs such as the Young Professionals Network, the Annual Business Expo and new networking opportunities to better serve existing members.

 

In addition to serving as voice of the business community, the Chamber presents community events. Those events include ‘A Taste of Edmonds’, the second largest 3 day festival in the state of Washington, Third Thursday Art Walk, Edmonds Chamber Arts Awards, Business Expo, David Stern Memorial Golf Classic, Edmonds Classic Car Show, Halloween Trick-or-Treat and TreeLightingCeremony. The very popular annual 4th of July celebration is provided to the community by the Edmonds Chamber Foundation with very generous support of the Hazel Miller Foundation.

 

About the new Board Members

 

Bill Wood, Attorney at Law, was admitted to the Washington Bar in 1982, served 12 years as a principal at Carney Badley Spellman and then in-house lawyer at Starbucks until 2005. He has been in private practice since 2005. Bill also serves as Vice President on the Edmonds Chamber Foundation Board.

 

Theresa Catt, KeyBank, Edmonds Branch Manager. Theresa Catt started her banking career in February 1996. Her first position was as a Teller and she has held every position in banking from Lead Teller, Personal Banker, Assistant Manager, Business Banker, and a Mortgage processor. Theresa began her career with Keybank in October 2008 at the Industrial KeyCenter, and has been at the Edmonds Branch since its opening in October 2012. She serves as Chair for the Halloween Trick-or-Treat event committee.

 

David Jones, ADP, Associate Sales Representative for the Seattle Region. In addition to being a very active Chamber member, Chamber Ambassador, and volunteer at the Taste of Edmonds and 4th of July celebration, David is one of the leaders of the newly formed Young Professionals Network.

 

Jeff Ritter, AdvoCare Independent Consultant. Jeff has a background in motorsports, auto and aircraft painting. He is an active member in the Chamber Ambassador program and looks forward to lending his skills to The Edmonds Classic Car Show committee.


Chamber President Ron Clyborne says “Our Board, staff, membership and volunteers have made Edmonds one of the fastest growing Chambers of Commerce in Washington. In 2013, the Edmonds Chamber is dedicated to providing increasing support to the City of Edmonds and others dedicated to making the changes necessary to ensure the future economic vitality of Edmonds.”

 

About the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907 and is a membership organization which serves over 450 business and professional leaders in Edmonds and South Snohomish County. The mission of the Edmonds Chamber is to promote the economic vitality of the greater Edmonds business community through advocacy, leadership and education. For additional information on the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, visit www.edmondswa.com.

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My Edmonds News presents: Edmonds Bookshop
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 20:31
 
Port Withdraws Harbor Square Application
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 20:16

On April 8, the Port Commission authorized the Executive Director to send a letter to the City of Edmonds withdrawing the Port’s application for a modification to the City’s comprehensive plan concerning redevelopment of Harbor Square. Below is the letter:


 

Re: Port of Edmonds Application for Comprehensive Plan

City of Edmonds File No. AMD20110009

 

Dear Rob and Kernen:

 

This letter is to formally notify the City of Edmonds, through its Planning Department, that the Port of Edmonds is withdrawing its Land Use Application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and/or Sub Area Plan Amendment to have the City adopt the Port’s Harbor Square Master Plan as a City Comprehensive Plan Amendment or Sub Area Plan.

 

This formal withdrawal of the Port of Edmonds Land Use Application is necessitated by the City Council’s inability to substantively review the Planning Board’s recommended decision approving, with conditions, the adoption of the Harbor Square Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Council’s failure to consider the City Staff’s recommendation that the Council similarly adopt that Planning Board recommendation. Nonetheless, the Port of Edmonds understands that it is the City Council’s ultimate prerogative to accept the Planning Board’s and the City Staff’s recommendations and with the Council’s reticence to do so, the Port is left with its only realistic recourse, which is to withdraw its Application and terminate the processing of that Application.

 

The Port of Edmonds would like to sincerely thank the Planning Department Staff for its significant time and energy expended in focusing on the substantive issues related to the Harbor Square Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application. The Port of Edmonds also sincerely appreciates the thoughtful evaluation and deliberation that the Planning Board undertook in reaching its decision on the Port’s Application.

 

Please confirm that the Port of Edmonds Harbor Square Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application and related proceedings pending before the City of Edmonds are terminated as a result of this withdrawal of the Port of Edmonds’ Application.

 

Again, thank you for your courtesies and cooperation extended through these proceedings.

 

Very truly yours,

Robert McChesney

Executive Director

 

Cc: Port Commissioners

Mayor Dave Earling

City Council Members

Planning Board Members

 
Promotional “City Magnet” company not endorsed by Chamber
Sunday, 31 March 2013 15:35

Chamber Members:

The Edmonds Chamber will always let you know when we are offering or endorsing any type of advertising, for example, when ads were sold for our Preferred Directory at the end of last year. We want to provide you a heads up that there is an organization selling city magnets currently. The Edmonds Chamber has NOT endorsed this endeavor. If you ever have any question as to whether a particular promotional product or service has been “endorsed” by our the chamber, please give us a call at 425.670.1496.

 
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