New year, new leadership @ West Seattle Chamber of Commerce’

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At the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s first lunch meeting of the new year, new leadership was announced for the board and its committees. Abby Fisher of White Center Glass (above right) is the Chamber’s new board chair, taking over from attorney Lauren Burgon (above left). Also of note, local restaurateurs Dan Austin (Peel & Press) and Dave Montoure (West 5) will be leading the Government Affairs committee, and they’re promising to raise its profile and to keep members briefed monthly on city, county, and state issues of business interest. The Chamber also is adding a new committee to interact with neighborhood groups, seeking more synergy and less replication of efforts. Chamber CEO Julia Jordan also told attendees that the organization’s focuses this year will include delivering on membership benefits.

2 Replies to "New year, new leadership @ West Seattle Chamber of Commerce'"

  • DH January 31, 2020 (7:00 am)

    Well, that’s a shame. I was hoping they’d be going in a new direction after their loud, failed endorsement of the District 1 city council election loser. This just looks like more of the same. 

    • WSB January 31, 2020 (7:43 pm)

      The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce did not endorse anyone, and does not make endorsements. There was a PAC that circulated a letter with some local business owners signing on, but it was not a Chamber-related or -affiliated effort. Or – maybe you’re thinking of the Downtown Seattle (Metropolitan) Chamber, which did get involved in the election, but that’s a different group.

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