Kirkland Chamber of Commerce: 425 822-7066

Kirkland Chamber Ambassadors

Meetings: The last Thursday of every month

Where: Chamber Office

Exceptions: No meeting in December 2016

What is an Ambassador

by Ryan James

The primary mission of The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors program is the retention of existing Kirkland Chamber Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions.

This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and its purpose.

Ambassadors attend Chamber functions and serve as greeters at Chamber events such as monthly Business After Hours, Luncheons, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, and other Chamber events.  Ambassadors are the first contact that new members have upon joining The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.


photo of Kerry Read, chamber ambassador

Claudia Smith

Chamber Ambassador

I have just moved back to Kirkland after a number of years in another community and before that in many other states.  I lived up Juanita Drive in a condo years ago.  Now, I am the new owner of the Kirkland/Redmond office for Murphy Business Northwest, Inc.  We are the premier business brokerage in North America.  I love working in the “Main Street” category of small business transfers.  It is facinating to learn about how passionate business owners got into their business and what drives them to “get up each morning” and what are their biggest challenges in this complex world of ours!  I am most rewarded when I can help a buyer get their life’s dream – a business of their own and a seller their rewards after working many years to build a business!  Doesn’t get better than that!

I am delighted to being back in Kirkland and the first thing I did was join the Chamber.   It has become a support group as well as an active business referral pipeline for me.  Being an Ambassador gives me a chance to meet lots more people “one-on-one” and find out how the chamber can help them or if I can help them in any way!  The Ambassador group is full of people who want to help and have fun while doing that!

Please come to our luncheons, networking events and after hours!  At these events, stop any Ambassador with questions or to find out how you too can be an Ambassador!



Deby Rourke – Chair

John L. Scott

Ryan James

ryan james fine arts

Craig Gaudry

Avenue Properties

Kerry Read

Lincoln Financial Advisors

Lori Morefield Berg

Lori Morefield Berg – Consultant

Brenda Kauffman

Columbia Athletic Club

Jaye Siqueiros

White Horse Promotional

Paul Swesey

RBC Wealth Management

Janeen Archer

VHT Studios

Jessica Beck

Krueger Beck, PLLC


Anna Chersakov

Alice WonderMarketing

Stephen Jackson

Independent Financial Group

Rod Graham

Rod Graham Handyman Services

Mary Maas

Judi Kuntz


Cory Shepard

Edward Jones

Claudia Smith

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Georgia Wall

John L. Scott

Beth Gale

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Samantha St. John

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce


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