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Welcome to THE premier business advocacy organization in Mount Vernon! 

Our vision is to foster economic prosperity and quality of life in our region. Both of these factors are critical to the success of your business and our communities. We, as the Chamber Board and staff, are striving to provide you with the tools and exposure you want and need for a successful business. 

Very few people possess all the legal, accounting, public speaking, HR and other professional skills necessary to run their business in addition to the services, skills and production provided by their business. The four categories of assistance we provide to community members, local business owners, employees and new businesses include: 

  1. Business information and training on timely and important topics through webinars and online classes, monthly meetings, our Knowledge Now series, a weekly e-newsletter and a monthly publication;
  2. Promotional 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 Battle of the Bridge Golf Tournament, the Skagit Wine and Beer Festival, and The Riverwalk Summer Concert Series; and
  4. Governmental advocacy on issues affecting businesses at the local, county and state levels.

You know your business best. Maybe you even know what you don’t know. We are here to hear your ideas and we are committed to continuously improving our service to the community. Please let us know what more we can do to help fulfill your business’s needs and improve our quality of life. 

I ask and encourage all of you to attend our events to promote your businesses, and to support other local businesses in helping create and perpetuate a prosperous community. 

On behalf of our board and staff, thank you for your interest in the Mount Vernon Chamber! 

Carol Harris 
Loan Originator NMLS: 518858
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company 

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

Carol Harris
Carol Harris
Chair
PrimeLending
David Lukov
David Lukov

Vice Chair
Kern Funeral Home

Brian Poppe
Brian Poppe
Past Chair
HKP Architects
Rhonda Tingley
Rhonda Tingley
Treasurer
SaviBank
Bekki Cox
Bekki Cox
Member-at-large
BC Accounting
Arden Ainley
Arden Ainley
Skagit Valley College
Viry Delgado
Viry Delgado
COA Mexican Eatery
Peter Donovan_website
Peter Donovan
City of Mount Vernon
Diane Fox_website
Diane Fox
All About Hearing
Bill Henkel
Bill Henkel
Community Action
of Skagit County
Brian Ivie
Brian Ivie
Skagit Regional Health
Ben Lazowski_website
Ben Lazowski
Valley Shine Distillery
Jeff McInnis
Jeff McInnis
U.S. Bank - 2nd St.
Todd Owsley_website
Todd Owsley
Farmstrong Brewing Co.
Duby Petit
Duby Petit
Skagit Publishing
Celina Rodriguez
Celina Rodriguez
Mount Vernon
School District
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