Chamber Mission Statement:
To cultivate a strong, competitive and innovative local economy, for the benefit of the greater Issaquah community.
For information on Chamber Membership, please contact the
Membership Development Manager, Valerie Korock
With over 520 members, close to 40 networking events each year and an outstanding referral network, the Issaquah Chamber is your partner for business success and exposure to the local market.
The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is a local organization that works year-round to support the local economy, promote the community, provide networking opportunities and represent local businesses to government.
We provide exposure to your business through print, website, social media and word-of-mouth mediums.How does the Chamber Help Your Business?
1. Puts Your Business' Name in Front of Potential Customers...all year long
Membership offers businesses maximum exposure in the community and provides an avenue to reach their target market. Member businesses are listed on our online directory and in our annual Business and Community Guide, distributed throughout the community and across the U.S. in response to inquiries.
2. Makes Direct Referrals to Your Business
The Chamber receives hundreds of calls and requests each month from people looking for various products and services. Only Chamber members in good standing are referred.
3. Voices Your Opinion on Legislative Issues
The Chamber serves as the voice of business in political legislation, and hosts discussions featuring government representatives to provide opportunities to express your views.
4. Keeps You Informed
Through its monthly publication mailed to all members, the Chamber keeps you informed of relevant local issues and upcoming business seminars and Chamber events.
5. Increases Awareness
The Chamber hosts informative luncheon meetings and seminars on a variety of business-related topics. Guest speakers and panel discussions increase awareness about important issues and provide valuable networking opportunities.
6. Gives You Increased Business Credibility
Through displaying your membership plaque proudly, you are assuring your customers you are a business supporting the largest business organization designed to promote healthy business in the Issaquah area.
7. Provides Business-to-Business and Community-Wide Marketing
Advertising opportunities include promotion opportunities at events, in the Chamber newsletter, in the annual Business and Community Guide, and the Issaquah map. In addition, members can purchase the member mailing list at a substantial discount, providing another vehicle to market your products and services to the entire membership.
Grand opening event assistance is provided for members with a new business, new location or name change.
Business After Hours events provide extraordinary opportunities to expand your network and your reach into the eastside.
Serving Key Partners and Community Stakeholders
- To newcomers, we offer a friendly welcome and information to help you feel at home.
- To visitors, we offer recommendations to make your visit to Issaquah memorable.
- To companies considering relocating, we can assist you in considering sites, during transition and after as you become a valued corporate citizen.
- To local schools, we pledge the support of the business community in our mutual quest for excellence in education.
- To government officials, we present a unified voice of the business community.
- To Issaquah citizens, we are committed to improving the quality of life in Issaquah by ensuring a stable business climate.
Message from the Chamber CEO
Whether you are a newcomer or have lived or worked in Issaquah for decades, it doesn’t take long to see why we are so proud of our community. Issaquah is an amazing place to live, visit, start and run a business, or simply enjoy the many amenities that make our community special. If you are new to Issaquah, you are sure to find new treasures around every corner. If you are a long time resident or business, you surely know what a dynamic community we have in greater Issaquah. Either way, we invite you to explore, enjoy or re-discover all that makes our community so wonderful.
The Greater Issaquah Chamber is honored to serve as the voice of the Issaquah business community. Through the vision and objectives developed by our local business leaders, the Chamber is focused on four key goals –
- Creating a strong local economy;
- Promoting the community;
- Providing networking opportunities; and
- Representing business to government.
The Chamber, as a coalition of over 450 businesses and individuals, works year-round to support the local community and ensure that Issaquah remains a destination location to start or relocate a business, to raise a family, and to enjoy all that makes Issaquah special.
If you or someone you know is not already a member of the Chamber, we invite you to join with us and engage in making our community the best possible place to live and work. Please call the Chamber at (425) 392-7024(425) 392-7024 or visit http://www.issaquahchamber.com/.
Matthew B. Bott, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
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