Business Excellence Awards Ceremony
Held February 20, deadline to apply to give out an award is in Feb 8, the Annual Community Awards Ceremony celebrates the Chamber’s previous year’s accomplishments, conducts award presentations and provides members a place to also award and recognize their staff, volunteers and members. The evening includes light refreshments and snacks, networking and award presentations.
Light Up Monroe
Thanks to the support and generosity spearheaded by Windermere Monroe, Light Up Monroe has grown into a small-block party style event at Traveler’s Park. LUM is a decades-old holiday tradition of community tree lighting and hometown celebration on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Chamber seeks community partners who share our desire for a quality, family-oriented holiday celebration to broaden the depth of meaning of this exciting time of year.
The Monroe ChiliBowl is "a "toot'n good time! The ChiliBowl is held at the Monroe Community Senior Center and supports the Monroe Boys and Girls Club, Sky Valley Food Bank, the Monroe Chamber and the Monroe Community Senior Center. Guests are welcome to taste any of the chili for free, but highly encouraged to vote for their favorite chili. This is a great community event that encourages local businesses to engage with our community in a competitive, interactive but fun way!
Fair Days Parade and Market
Monroe’s favorite summer time tradition kicks off the Evergreen State Fair down the streets of Monroe on the last Saturday in August. Businesses have two opportunities to engage with over 9,000 local residents and guests. The Fair Days Parade is a great way to showcase your business down the streets of Monroe and the Fair Days Market is an opportunity to sell your wares. Registration for the Parade and Market opens Feb 15th.
Crab Feed and Dessert Auction
Held in October, the Crab Feed is a fun, social event that is open to all. This event was a very popular social event that is being brought back in 2018. Enjoy a scrumptious meal of freshly cracked crab, salad, pasta, and french bread prepared by a local member! With a Silent Desert Auction, Crab Pot Bonanza, No Host Bar & much more!
Anyone interested in being a Committee member should contact the Chamber Office at 360.794.5488 for more information.
Coffee and Connections (1st Friday of every other month)
Have a cup of coffee and engage in a focused, effective networking event at the Chamber. This monthly meeting is designed to help members hone their connection skills and build an effective network to grow their business. This an informal networking event that is held in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that begins with attendees giving a quick 30-second overview about their business.
Every month we will also have a guest speaker to give us 5 business focused tips to increase customer engagements and create a new buzz in the community about your products and services.
To register and stay in the know about our monthly agenda, our guest speakers or just general information click here.
Chamber Orientation (quarterly morning event)
We encourage new Chamber members and those interested in learning more about the Chamber to attend one of our quarterly Chamber Orientation meetings. This is your opportunity to meet the Chamber staff, introduce your business, and familiarize yourself with the variety of benefits we offer and get connected!
Each month we will highlight local business members that would make a great Date Night location.
New business and resident packages (mailed out the 3rd Friday of each month)
The Chamber mails out informational packages to all new businesses and residents. They contain a welcome letter, advertising page, business cards and promotional material from Chamber members.
Chamber Luncheon (2nd Tuesday of each month)
The Chamber’s monthly General Membership Luncheon is an informal opportunity to network with fellow Chamber Members and to hear discussions on topics of interest to the business community. During these luncheons, we also recognize our milestone Member Anniversaries and welcome all New Members.