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  • Writer's pictureGreater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

A Letter to the Community from Chamber CEO Kathy McCorry

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Dear Chamber Friends,

It has been seven and a half fabulous years serving as the CEO of the Greater Issaquah Chamber. I have proudly served the board of directors and the business community to transition your Chamber into the strong economic driver it is today. I am proud and honored to have been able to lead this organization to the creation of a new strategic plan, city legislative papers, and the endorsement process of elected officials. We have shared joyous times such as the 50th Anniversary of Salmon Days, shed tears together over the losses many of us faced during the pandemic and now celebrated the reimagination of business after an incredible time in history that has tested us all. During the last few years, it has become apparent to me what a strong and resilient community we are. The most caring and supportive individuals surround me and I am truly thankful.

Through all of this I have experienced my own tragedies. I lost a son and my husband. And I want all of you to know, that I am good. I feel the love, the count the blessings, and thank God every day for the friendships that have seen me through. With all of this being said, I have spent endless hours reflecting on where I am at this point in my life and what should come next.

The Chamber has a strong and brilliant board of directors, your Chamber staff is one of the most professional teams I have ever had the honor of working with, The organization is financially sound and has a solid foundation of policy that we have strengthened over the last several years. For these reasons I have decided that the time has come for me to step away and for the Greater Issaquah Chamber to choose its next leader.

Over the next couple of months, I will be working closely with the Chamber to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

It is with the deepest gratitude that I say goodbye and thank all of you for the tremendous gift of friendship you have given me. I wish all of you the best that life has to offer. I wish you health, love, wealth, and happiness in every aspect of your lives.


Kathy McCorry, Retiring CEO

Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce


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