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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James Alberson  Sandler Training (Chair)
Cliff Long  City of Renton
Eric Gaston  The Evergreen Market
Sean Greenlee  Starbucks
Rebecca Haas  RE/MAX Metro Realty
Rebecca Cherney  Columbia Bank (Secretary)
Rick McMasters  Vino at the Landing (Treasurer)
Kevin McCarthy  Renton Technical College
Ryan Madayag  Seattle Seahawks
David.Hoffman  Puget Sound Energy
Ryan Tomasich  Boeing
Karen.L.Schartman Kaiser Permanente
Lisa Yaskus  Renton Reporter
Jay Townsend  First Financial Northwest Bank
Jeremy Burdett, TransWest

CHAMBER STAFF
Chamber staff at 2019 Eyes on Renton, from left: Johanna Rasmussen, Diane Dobson, Kevin Pieczynski-Jones, Vicky Baxter, Marcie Palmer, Joe Perez and Ben Andrews

MISSION STATEMENT
The Renton Chamber’s mission is to improve business and economic conditions, and the general welfare of the community.

CHAMBER HISTORY
In 1909, two dozen businessmen met in the Melrose Hotel Dining Room (now the Melrose Grill) to form a Chamber of Commerce to advance the community’s interest. The original name was first established as the Renton Chamber of Commerce in 1924. (This year marks the 95th birthday of this thriving organization).

“The City of Great Possibilities…To those seeking unequaled business and commercial opportunities, ideal suburban homes or splendid realty investments, this work is dedicated.” The Chamber partners with the City of Renton, the Renton School District, Renton Technical College, Valley Medical Center and community and business leaders and community organizations to promote and sustain a healthy business environment and a vibrant community for Renton’s families and workforce.

The members/stakeholders of the Renton Chamber of Commerce understand the importance of contributing to the success of the community. Representatives from world-class international corporations, large and small businesses, our local government, SCORE, our educational institutions and our state-of-the-art medical centers are united through the Chamber to protect the economic viability of our community and keep Renton growing and vibrant.

EVENTS
Business and Education Exchange – Business Excellence Awards – Ahead of the Class – Annual Golf Tournament – New Teachers Celebration – Business Launchpad – Economic Forecast Luncheon – Renton City Comic Convention – Chamber Annual Holiday Gala – Seattle Film Summit – Ahead of the Care – Legislative Breakfast – Business After hours – Networking Breakfasts – Business Development Committee – Education Committee – RANU Renton Area Non-Profits Unite

STANDING COMMITTEES
• Legislative/Transportation 
• Education
• Business Development

OTHER COMMITTEES
• Renton Area Nonprofits Unite (RANU)
• Ambassador/Member Services Committee
• SCORE/Workforce Development

COALITIONS
• SSCCLC – South King County/Pierce
• Eastside Legislative – North/East King County