• New Year, New Meme

    New Year, New Meme

    New Year, New Meme






    Seems the current trend of our more social-media connected generations are using the saying “New Year, New Me” denoting positive changes in each of their New Years. This motto is quite fitting for our Chamber as well! 2020 promises to be a monumental year for the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate 130 years serving the SW Washington business community. With this, we’ll be introducing new programming as well as new branding and hopefully a new look for the Chamber office itself! Although much of the work is still underway and therefore still under wraps, we’ll be sure to share with you news of the exciting changes in the weeks to come.

    A goal of mine in 2020 is to ensure Chamber communication with members is a priority. Whether it’s through our weekly eNewsletter “Business Matters”, through social media engagement, or that of Fun Note Friday, our Chamber is only successful with your support! Please let us know if you aren’t receiving certain updates or emails from the Chamber and we will correct it immediately. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to like us on Facebook and connect with us on Instagram for event announcements and member spotlights.


    Keeping you in the loop as always, here are a few upcoming programs to put on your calendar:

    Chamber Events:

    Leads & Needs: Mill Creek Pub – Wednesday, January 8
    Our first Leads & Needs of the year will take place at Mill Creek Pub on January 8! Make sure to start the year off right with plenty of new connections and leads to fill your calendars by Spring. Pre-register and entry is only $5 for members! Presentation by Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver.

    Leads & Needs: East Vancouver – Wednesday, January 15
    Every third Wednesday of the month, meet us at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park for breakfast, coffee and of course, plenty of networking! Pre-register and entry is only $5 for members! Presentation by Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver.

    Note: Leads & Needs events will take place only three times per month in 2020; first week at Beaches, second at Mill Creek Pub (North County), and third week at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park (East Vancouver).


    Member & Community Events:

    The Columbian: 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast – Thursday, January 16
    The 34th Annual Columbian Economic Forecast Breakfast is finally here, featuring global, local, and geopolitical trends to forecast in 2020. Keynote speaker for the morning is Frank Foti of Vigor. Scheduled panelists will include Lisa J. Brown of Washington State Commerce, Clayton Cornell of Washington State University, and Curtis Robinhold of Port of Portland. Tickets are on-sale now, recommended to purchase before January 9. Presented by Riverview Community Bank.

    Clark College: State of the College Address – Thursday, January 16
    Join Clark College for the 2020 State of the College Address by Interim President Sandra Fowler-Hill at Gaiser Student Center from 11 AM to 12 Noon. Delivered annually by the President of Clark College, the State of the College address will provide an overview of the highlights and accomplishments in 2019 as well as promote new opportunities in 2020. RSVP here.


    And with that, we’re excited to be entering a new decade with you and all our members.

    Have a fantastic weekend,

    John McDonagh
    President/CEO
    Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
    DIRECT 360.567.1050
    #ThisIsHowIChamber

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