Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1925, the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the communities of Auburn, Algona, Pacific and unincorporated south King and north Pierce Counties for 89 years.
The Chamber is a private, not-for-profit, member-supported, volunteer-led organization. Our primary purpose is to focus and direct the resources of the business community to maintain and expand commerce in our region.
The Chamber has 475-plus business partners and is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. The professional staff consists of three full-time employees and two contractors who carry out the program of work as established by the Board.
Programs & Services
The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce is a full-service business resource facility, housing the Chamber's office, Visitor Information Center, economic development programs, Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound, Educational Foundation, and meeting space for community groups. Come in and see it for yourself.
Business-to-Business Marketing Programs
Monthly Business Insider Luncheons featuring keynote speakers on topics important to business
Connections, a 16-page local business newsletter
New Business Orientations
Business After Hours/Mixers
'Connecting for Success' informational breakfast
Community Web Page
New Teachers Breakfast
Annual Golf Tournament
Annual Holiday Auction
These are just a few of the networking programs offered by the Chamber.
Annual programs include Chamber Day in Olympia; the South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition (a business advocacy group); the development of Legislative/Business agendas; issue management; E-mail alerts; and other efforts directed at maintaining a business-friendly environment in the state. Also includes partnerships with the cities and county to establish the vital infrastructure needed to retain, attract, and grow business in the greater Auburn area.
The Chamber and City of Auburn work together to attract new investment in Auburn, and our economic development efforts have paid off. During the last decade residential growth was up 21.8 percent, 500-plus new businesses opened, and 7,595 new jobs were created.
Currently the Chamber is leading our lodging, restaurant and entertainment businesses to serve on the City's Tourism Board. These efforts include the establishment of a local room tax to fund future programs; the publishing of Auburn's first tourism and visitors' guide; web page and newspaper advertising, and a Visitor's Information Center at the Chamber's office.