Community Awards Ceremony
Held in April, deadline to apply to give out an award is in March, 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.
Corks and Kegs
The Chamber partners with the Monroe YMCA and together we put on a local grown block party in the Fryelands. We crank up the music, gather some amazing local breweries, wineries, food trucks, and live music for one night of fun and entertainment. This is a major fundraiser for the Chamber and helps fund other great events and training opportunities for our membership.
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.
Dessert Auction and Crab Feed
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 a local coffee shop. 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.
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!
Super Saturday (1st Saturday of each month)
Members of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce can participate in a Super Saturday Sale on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each business will offer a one-day special in honor of this event and stamp the Choose Monroe Passport to encourage shoppers to visit participating businesses.
Take Out Thursday (3rd Thursday of each month)
On the 3rd Thursday of the month we will highlight one new restaurant member during lunch to promote getting take out from them Thursday night. Members are encouraged to join us the Wednesday before to film a video review.
Date Night (3rd Saturday of each month)
On the 3rd Saturday of each month we will highlight local business members that would make a great Date Night location. Date Nights also fall on the same day that the YMCA hosts their kid’s night. Parents will have a safe place to take their little ones while they go out and explore our amazing town.
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.