Edmonds Chamber FAQ

The many events that Edmonds loves are not paid for by tax dollars or the city. They are paid for and produced by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. In fact, this local organization has produced our beloved events like An Edmonds Kind of 4th dating all the way back to 1907.

It has been said that local business owners who wanted Edmonds to have an Independence Day celebration formed the Edmonds Chamber. Now 113 years later, the Edmonds Chamber continues to fund and produce the “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” celebration for the citizenry.

The Chamber proudly produces other community events like Edmonds Classic: Car & Motorcycle Show, Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Taste Edmonds and Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off.

They don’t… it’s the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce which is an independent 501(c)6 organization not directly affiliated with or funded by the City of Edmonds or taxpayers.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce pays for them by raising money at the annual Taste Edmonds (which may not take place in 2020) and through event-specific grants and sponsorships. Without the annual Taste Edmonds, the Chamber’s organizational funding is in a dire situation – which is why for the first time, we are asking for community support.

For 113-years the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been a part of this community’s fabric. From the 4th of July celebration to the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Chamber plays a critical role in community building that would not be easily replaced.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907 and is a voluntary membership organization serving over 400 organizations with thousands of employees in several neighborhoods including the Downtown, Waterfront, Perrinville, Firdale, Five Corners, Westgate and Highway 99 districts.  The organization also serves to encourage unified public support and initiate action for the sustainability of a rich quality of life in the community, country and state.

Goals:  To increase membership, fund events and make a positive impact on the Edmonds community.

Mission:  Promoting the economic vitality of Edmonds through advocacy, leadership, education and community-building events.

Vision:  To be recognized as a respected, influential and essential voice in the greater Edmonds community.

No. The Edmonds Chamber is a local independent organization that does not pay dues to the US Chamber.  It has no political affiliation.  All money raised for the Edmonds Chamber stays local in our community.

Unfortunately no.  The Edmonds Chamber is a 501c6 organization and not eligible to receive the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funds.  These would have proven useful if we were able to apply but only non-profits that are 501c3 or c19 organization could apply.

We are glad you asked!  Click Here to visit out membership page to learn why joining the Edmonds Chamber is a great idea for local businesses!