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2021 Board Nominations Open for Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Since 1907, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been a fixture in the Edmonds community joining business owners so their collective voice can be heard.  The Chamber helps to facilitate connections and collaborations within our business community, non-profits, service clubs and with government entities.  In addition, we have established a number of community-building events to promote tourism and bring our citizenry together in celebration. Our membership stands at 440+ businesses and we are proud to work with so many of our community partners on a wide range of projects and initiatives.  Typically 3 people staff the Chamber office, which [...]

September 21st, 2020|

COVID Cancels Edmonds Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Each year on All Hallows’ Eve, the streets in downtown Edmonds are closed and fill with costumed kids of all ages making their way from merchant to merchant to collect sweet treats. But things will look much different in 2020.  “Because of COVID, the Chamber will not be holding the traditional downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat.  Instead, we are pivoting to an online costume contest to be safe while still bringing together a sense of community during the pandemic,” said Greg Urban of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. The online costume event will go live on October 1st. There will be several categories including [...]

September 16th, 2020|

Pandemic Forces Furloughs at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Many businesses and organizations have been hit hard financially during this pandemic and are making tough choices to stay afloat.  The Edmonds Chamber has not escaped this pandemic-related financial hardship and anticipates things will continue to be difficult until our large-scale fundraising events are once again allowed. “The cancelation of all our large events in 2020 has dealt a huge blow to the Edmonds Chamber, as these events not only delight the community but are a major source of funding for the Chamber.” said Alicia Moreno, Communication & Program Coordinator for the Edmonds Chamber.  "The support by our community [...]

August 31st, 2020|

Another Local Event Falls Victim to COVID, Taste Edmonds Canceled

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced their largest fundraising event, Taste Edmonds, has been canceled for the first time in 38 years.  “As phased openings have stalled and Governor Inslee has banned all live music performances, it is just not possible to hold the event.” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.  “Taste Edmonds is first and foremost a fundraiser that directly funds our non-profit operations and free community events we produced, including: An Edmonds Kind of 4th, the Edmonds Classic Car Show, Halloween Trick-or-Treat, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Additionally, over $25,000 each year goes to [...]

August 7th, 2020|

$2,500 Matching Grant offered by Beresford Booth for the An Edmonds Kind of Hero Campaign 

Local Edmonds law firm and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce member, Beresford Booth PLLC, has challenged the community and is offering a $2,500 matching grant for the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” fundraising campaign. "My partners and I thank everyone in the Edmonds community for supporting the Chamber.” said Bill Kessler, partner at Beresford Booth PLLC.  “We believe the Edmonds Chamber a vital part of the fabric of this amazing community." This generous grant from Beresford Booth will match dollar for dollar all sustainable donations over $50 to the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” campaign, up to $2,500.  Donors can make their gift [...]

August 7th, 2020|