Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
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|Maud Daudon, President & CEO|
|Slogan||A competitive advantage for your business and the Puget Sound region|
|Website||Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce|
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce was founded on April 17, 1882 by 26 businessmen looking to capture a lucrative mail route to Alaska. Today, the Chamber is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Members come from all industries, in all sizes, and from all over the Puget Sound region. The name of the organization was changed from Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce in September 2011.
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber's central purpose is to create and protect a competitive advantage for businesses in Seattle and the region. These efforts fall under three major categories: business leadership, business advocacy and business development.
Business Leadership: The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber convenes a broad range of regional leaders to address issues that determine our future competitiveness, including transportation, multicultural relations, economic development, international trade, education, global health and community stewardship.
Business Advocacy: The Chamber represents members' interests at the local, regional and state levels on public policies that impact competitiveness and the ability to do business in this region. Their priorities for 2010-2011 include:
- Lead the regional economic recovery and grow jobs
- Advance regional infrastructure
- Partner in reform of our education system
- Advance a priorities of government approach to government budgeting
- Seattle Chamber of Commerce Records. 1929. 7 items.
- Seattle Chamber of Commerce Army Post Committee Records. 1896-1897. 1 volume.
- "EVENTS FROM THE 1880S". Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2013-07-09.
- "Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce changes name". Puget Sound Business Journal. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2016-08-15.