The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wants to publicly celebrate the work of the volunteer Task Force who created and launched the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” campaign.  Generous donors in the community and our Board members have already raised a third of the $100,000 required to save the Edmonds Chamber.

In support of our Chamber and the whole Edmonds community, the members of the Board commit to raising the next third ($35,000) of the Edmonds Chamber goal of $100,000.

“A great Chamber of Commerce is one of the pillars of a great community and I want Edmonds to be great for all of us.” said Nancy Ekrem, Board Chair and owner of DME CPA Group.

The pandemic continues to surge through the state resulting in delayed plans for re-opening, canceling of our beloved community events (An Edmonds Kind of 4th, Taste Edmonds, Edmonds Classic Car Show, Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Tree Lighting Ceremony) which are critical to the Chamber’s fundraising.  Donating to the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” campaign is a way for the Board and community to ensure events and local business support are preserved for years to come.

“The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was the first organization I joined when my place of business opened its doors. The Chamber welcomed me and helped me to navigate the community.  I am a firm believer that much of our success is a direct result of our membership in the Edmonds Chamber and the events they host.  I appreciate all they do to help me and my organization.” said Nikki Dickerson.

Through fundraising, outreach and personal donations, we the Edmonds Chamber Board of Directors commit to raising the next third of our $100,000 goal:

Nancy Ekrem – Chair – DME CPA Group
Rob Schwertley – 1st Vice Chair – Seattle Times
Erika Barnett – 2nd Vice Chair – Salish Sea Brewing
Ava Dubno – Treasurer – Individual Member
Ralph Sanders – Secretary – Sanders Law Group
Marilla Sargent – Past Chair – HomeStreet Bank

Anne Penny – Edmonds College
Brittany Williams – Port of Edmonds
Diana Van Loveren – R&D Electric
Dustin Goss – Makota Co.
Janelle Cass – Ohana Hyperbarics
Jim Kristian – Edmonds Center for the Arts
Leonard Hagen – Sound Estate Planning
Matt Yglesias – Rick Steves’ Europe
Nicholas Dire – Swedish Edmonds
Nikki Dickerson – First Financial Northwest Bank
Richard Suico – Sno-Isle Edmonds Library
Tony Blei – Reed Insurance Agency
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas – Edmonds City Council

Questions about the Edmonds Chamber, membership or “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” campaign contact Greg Urban at the Chamber office, 425-670-1496 or

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