Board of Directors

Brian PoppeWelcome 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 need and want.

Very few people possess the legal, accounting, public speaking, HR and other professional skills required for business IN ADDITION to the services, skills, and production provided by your 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 and weekly e-newsletter and 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 Skagit Wine and Beer Festival, and The Riverwalk Summer Concert Series; and
  4. governmental advocacy on issues affecting businesses at the local and state levels.

You know your businesses best.  Maybe you even know what you don’t know. We are here to hear your ideas and are committed to continuously improving in our service to our community. Please let us know what you need and what more we can do to help fulfill your business 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!

Brian Poppe, AIA
HKP Architects, PLLC

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

Brian Poppe
Brian Poppe
Chair
HKP Architects
Carol Harris
Carol Harris
Vice Chair
PrimeLending
Bob Hyde
Bob Hyde
Past Chair
Windermere Real Estate -
Anacortes Properties
Rhonda Tingley
Rhonda Tingley
Treasurer
SaviBank
Bekki Cox
Bekki Cox
Member-at-large
BC Accounting
Annette Booth
Annette Booth
Allstate -
Annette Booth Agency
Chris King
Chris King
Brown Line LLC
Viry Delgado
Viry Delgado
COA Mexican Eatery
Bill Henkel
Bill Henkel
Community Action
of Skagit County
David Lukov
David Lukov
Celina Rodriguez
Celina Rodriguez
Mount Vernon
School District
Rose Anderson
Rose Anderson
RE/MAX Town Center
Duby Petit
Duby Petit
Skagit Publishing
Brian Ivie
Brian Ivie
Skagit Regional Health
Arden Ainley
Arden Ainley
Skagit Valley College
Jeff McInnis
Jeff McInnis
U.S. Bank - 2nd St.