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About The Chamber


Welcome to THE premier business advocacy organization in Mount Vernon!

As this year’s incoming Board Chair, I am honored to have this opportunity to work with you to support and advocate for our local businesses. This coming year we will focus like a laser beam on our two main goals: (1) economic prosperity ,and (2) quality of life in our community.

The Chamber board and our excellent staff recognize the commitment you’ve made by allocating resources to your membership. We in turn commit to provide you four specific products to help you prosper:

  1. information and training on timely and important topics related to business through webinars and online classes, monthly meetings, and weekly e-newsletter and monthly publication;
  2. opportunities to advertise and market your business through event sponsorships and our weekly and monthly newsletters;
  3. networking opportunities, including Chamber After Hours, Biz Buzz luncheons, and participation in our annual signature events –  the Chili and Chowder Cook-off, the Skagit Wine and Beer Festival, The Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, and Jump into Summer; and
  4. advocacy on issues affecting businesses at the local and state levels.

The value of your membership will grow exponentially with your active involvement.  I encourage you to attend and consider sponsoring monthly luncheons and After Hours events, offer to provide a professional training in your area of expertise, and look for opportunities to participate on committees.

Above all, I urge you to give us input on how we can better meet your needs as a Chamber member.  Our board is anxious to hear your ideas and is committed to continuously improving in our service to our business community.

On behalf of our board and staff, thank you being  a key menber of the Mount Vernon Chamber!

Robert Hyde
Windermere Real Estate – Anacortes Properties

Mission: As a regional Chamber we serve and promote our members and proactively encourage economic growth. We support members by providing information, training, advocacy and networking.

Vision: To foster economic prosperity and quality of life in our region

Board of Directors

  • Bob Hyde
    Windermere Real Estate - Anacortes Properties
  • Brian Poppe
    Vice Chair
    HKP Architects
  • Dr. Carl Bruner
    Past Chair
    Superintendent Mount Vernon School District
  • Rose Anderson
    Past Chair
    Anderson Podiatry
  • Steve Brown
    Group Benefits Northwest
  • Annette Booth
    Allstate - Annette Booth Agency
  • Hollie Del Vecchio, Ph.D.
    Adaptive Law Firm PS
  • Bekki Cox
    BC Accounting
  • Bill Johansen
    Brown Line LLC
  • Bill Henkel
    Community Action of Skagit County
  • David Lukov
    Hawthorne Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park
  • Carol Harris
  • Rhonda Tingley
  • Duby Petit
    Skagit Publishing
  • Arden Ainley
    Skagit Valley College
  • Jeff McInnis
    Board Member
    U.S. Bank- 2nd St.
  • Lisa Zehm
    Zehm Enterprises