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Kirkland Chamber Vision
Diverse. Vibrant. Prosperous
Kirkland Chamber Mission
To promote a strong and sustainable community through advocacy, education, and networking opportunities.
The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
I want to thank the Board for allowing me to serve as President during our centennial year. Since 1919, the Chamber has been an integral part of the Kirkland community and we continue to look for creative ways to support our members, the business community in Kirkland and beyond, and Kirkland residents.
Looking back over our history, I recognize that that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants – great leaders who have shaped the Chamber and the City – and am grateful for the recent leadership of our immediate Past President Ryan James. The Chamber is one of the most active in our state and has grown significantly over the past several years, breaking the 500-member threshold in December 2018. Looking forward, we will continue to provide a broad range of member services and actively participate in our community.
We are fortunate to have a diverse and engaged Board of Directors as well as our amazing Chamber Staff: Samantha St. John, Executive Director, and Beth Gale, Director of Marketing & Operations. Samantha and Beth make this organization the success that it is. I’d also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support, which enables us to provide excellent programs and growth for our community development.
Finally, I’m grateful to our members – our hope is to provide many opportunities to build friendships within the community, where people do business with those they know, like, and trust. I look forward to many new friendships in 2019!
Your Committee, Your Advocate, Your Representative
The community looks to the Kirkland Chamber for reliable information and references about the best it has to offer. We make it a habit to refer people directly to our Chamber members. The endorsement of our organization and the instant credibility that membership provides goes a long way in helping you attract the customers and clients you need to succeed.
The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is:
- A nonprofit business advocacy organization in Kirkland focusing on promoting the Kirkland Business Community. Along with our memberships, the Kirkland Business Community works together for the betterment of Business, Community and Lifestyle.
- Your advocate for new business relations, economic opportunities and sustainable growth.
- Your representative on public policy, community affairs and small business issues.
- Your bridge to philanthropy, volunteerism and community involvement.
At the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce our success comes from serving you in the pursuit of your success.
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- ‘Business Connections’ ‘Business Support’ ‘Business Marketing’
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[/su_list]We are happy to introduce a new member only benefits platform for the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. Among the many other chamber benefits, Association Benefits Corporation will now offer its group medical benefits, dental and College Tuition Benefit exclusively to chamber members. The medical will be a private exchange format and include the ®Multi-Choice option from Affiliated Associations of America. The dental and College Tuition Benefit is available only from Association Benefits Corporation and provides a competitive edge for employees. These benefits are only available if you are a member of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. Association Benefits Corporation has been developing benefit solutions for chambers for over 35 years and this is our most competitive benefit platform yet.
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[/su_list]We also run regular seminars such as marketing your business on Facebook, using Google to promote your business, and starting your business from the ground up.
What The Chamber Offers Your Business
As an independent, non-profit organization… of businesses and professional persons and community-spirited individuals, we offer you:
- An opportunity… to get involved in the growth and development of the Kirkland community.
- A committee of advocates… for our growing marketplace, for your business.
- A front office… that can help you, greet new visitors to the area, new residents and business prospects.
- A unified voice… speaking out – and acting in the best interest of the community.
- A community conscience… stimulating improvement of the quality of life for all citizens.
Meetings and Networking
- Business Networking Luncheon
For those of you who find it easier to get away in the middle of the day, check out our newest networking opportunity, The Business Networking Luncheon. This function is held on every first Thursday of the month at rotating restaurants in Kirkland. For more information regarding the Business Networking Luncheon, please contact the chamber office at 425-822-7066.
- Membership Luncheons
Membership Luncheons are offered on every second Thursday of the month. Members and their guests are able to scroll through upcoming events and book their reservation online.
- Business After Hours
Meet and mingle with local business people at the monthly chamber Business After Hours. This event is held every third Thursday of the month at different locations. What a fun, lively way to do business while getting to know the host business. For more information on the Business After Hours, please contact the chamber office at 425-822-7066.To register for this and all events start by checking out our Events Calendar page or Events Listing page. Here you can check out an event, book into an event or pay for an event.
If you prefer to pay by check or need any other information, please contact Beth Gale at the Kirkland Chamber office.
As a Kirkland Chamber member your business is referred to visitors and new residents through relocation inquires. People call the Chamber looking for reliable and credible businesses when searching for a company to work with. As a member your brochure or marketing information may be displayed at the Chamber office which serves as Kirkland’s visitor center.
Ads may be purchased that run on this website. Also the Kirkland Works newsletter is a monthly publication which reaches all members and the entire community twice a year with advertising available. Members are included in a printed Business Directory and ads may be purchased there as another means of business promotion.
Business to Business Networking
As a Chamber member you have access to all networking opportunities as a way to meet new people and share information about yourself and your business.
Business Community Support
Kirkland Chamber member businesses support projects and events through sponsorships which provide the business with promotional tools.