The Lake Stevens Chamber is beginning the New Year with a sense of excitement and renewal beginning with the Chamber office re-locating to Lundeen Park and operating as a business information resource and a local and regional Visitors Center.
2013 Chamber President, Tonya Christoffersen says, “Promoting the benefits and opportunities of doing business in Lake Stevens will continue to be at the forefront of the Chamber’s mission. Having an established Visitors Information Center just enhances our ability to showcase the Lake Stevens community as a great place to work, conduct business, visit and live.”
Volunteer opportunities in the new Chamber office for business and community members will be available later this year and a new internship program has been implemented, creating an opportunity for selected students to gain valuable experience working in a professional business environment.
The Chamber has added many new activities and events to its agenda for 2013 including a Brown Bag Lunch series. These monthly brown bag lunch workshops are hosted by Chamber members who offer information and education on a variety of topics, including small businesses law, working with different personalities and financial planning. The workshops are FREE, open to the general public, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Fire Station.
The monthly Membership meetings for 2013 will feature a variety of speakers, focusing on topics related to small and local business. February’s featured speaker will be Juli Bacon, President of JB Consulting Systems. Bacon will be providing important information about the requirements of health care reform and the impacts that may have on businesses. ‘This is an important and sometimes confusing issue for all business owners and the Chamber is glad to have the opportunity to be able to provide the information and facts without political bias’, Tonya Christoffersen, Chamber President.
The Chamber will be hosting three breakfast Business Networking sessions in lieu of their luncheons in March, June and September.
Additional events this year include a large Chamber Mixer in the spring and a Recognition Dinner later in the year. This event will give the Lake Stevens Chamber and community an opportunity to acknowledge all of the local business and community members who contribute so much to the success of our area.
The New Year promises to be a busy and exciting year for the Lake Stevens Chamber.
The monthly membership meetings are open to non-members, at a cost of $15, with RSVP to the Chamber Office. The office can be reached at 425-334-0433 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.