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The 4th Annual Regional Business Summit Panel Discussion Participants Announced

Updated: Apr 18, 2022

The Greater Issaquah, SnoValley, Sammamish, Newcastle and Mercer Island Chambers of Commerce will host the eastside Regional Business Summit on April 28, 2022. Open to all business professionals, this one-day event will feature experts and innovators who will engage attendees on the issues which are currently impacting our region.

We are thrilled to announce our lineup for this year’s panel discussion. The panel will explore how the challenges, disruptions, and opportunities accelerated by the pandemic are creating a new economic era for eastside businesses. They will share stories of creativity, innovation, and new partnerships that took flight during the pandemic. They will discuss their knowledge of trends that are shaping our region and contributing to the success of businesses on the eastside.

Joining us for this in-depth discussion is Andrea H. Reay, President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. Andrea maximizes her varied experiences as a non-profit manager and business consultant to serve the businesses of the Southwest King County community. The panel will also be joined by Garry Clark, President/CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County who will share his regional economic insights with attendees. Garry has 14 years of experience in economic development and currently serves as on the board of directors for the Economic Development Association. Rounding out our panel is Joe Fain, President/CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Joe will bring his experience as a CEO of a large business organization and past Washington State Senator to our discussion.

Why you should attend:

  • Hear from experts on the issues and trends currently facing our region.

  • Give yourself the opportunity to pause the demands on your schedule and spend a day of professional development.

  • You will engage with professionals who are leading the way in economic recovery, relevancy, and objectives on the eastside.

  • Network with your peers at this fun, informative and engaging event and make new connections to expand your sphere of influence.

Registration opens January 31st. Early registration pricing of $75 per ticket ends March 18th. Tickets will per $99 after the deadline.

What people are saying:

Members of the business community that attended last year’s Summit have already expressed interest in attending again. Janet Kelly, Director of State and Federal Government Affairs for Puget Sound Energy stated: “I’ve enjoyed attending the Regional Business Summit because of the speakers I get to hear from, the networking that I’m able to do, and it keeps me informed on the big issues facing our region.”

A similar comment came from Chris Chavez, owner of Chavez Creative. Chris stated “As a business owner I look for ways to connect, to learn and grow my business. The Summit is a perfect opportunity to do all those things wrapped up in one day. I will be attending this year.”

Date/time: April 28, 2022 | 9:00am to 2:30pm

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