The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is a business organization that has been having fun for 40 years!

History of the Chamber

Curious how we got started? Check out “An Historic Overview (Of The Fremont Chamber,) In Brief”. Or read the cliff notes here. 2020 was an exciting year! Read about what we accomplished at An Unprecedented Year in the Center of the Universe.

See Fremont!

Check out our wonderful new video created by The Meraki Agency! See Fremont, hear why folks do business here and why they are members of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce!

Created by The Meraki Agency.

Join us!

Join the Fun Chamber, attend our next event or get involved with a committee and find out why people stay in Fremont! Fremont is not a geographic region, but a state of mind.

We follow our mission: The Fremont Chamber of Commerce strengthens the business climate and improves the quality of life in the Fremont community.The Fremont Chamber Supports its mission by:

  • Building relationships and networking with all members of the business community
  • Being a connecting voice for the business community of Fremont
  • Promoting the purpose, awareness, and viability of the Chamber
  • Expanding and continuing the cooperative working relationships with other Fremont groups and community agencies
  • Providing and promoting business, employment, and educational opportunities
  • Marketing the community’s products and services
  • Providing a source of support to the business community to plan for the future
  • Respecting each individual’s views and utilizing these talents to develop our business community
  • Conducting all our activities in an open, honest and trustworthy manner


Diversity and Inclusion

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is made up of a diverse group of staff, members and supporters each who contribute ideas based on his, her or their experiences and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity is what makes our neighborhood and our businesses successful, so we are investing time and resources to support ourselves, our members and the Fremont community to continue to grow, learn and advance diversity and inclusion for Fremont.

We are guided in these efforts by our Code of Ethics.

What We Do

2021 Accomplishments

(Check out what the Chamber did during COVID last year.)

Chamber Sponsored Festivals & Events

Chamber Supported Community Events

Membership Meetings–Open to All for the Benefit of Members

Every Third Wednesday of the Month: Celebrating Fremont Industries, locations and times vary. Meetings this year include:

  • Coffee with Councilmember Dan Strauss
  • Garbage, Recycling & Compost 101 Webinar
  • Social Media Marketing 101 for Small Business
  • Anti-Shoplifting Workshop with SPD
  • Speed Networking with Kent Chamber
  • SDOT Transit Forum: Route 40 Changes
  • Fremont Chamber 101: Benefits, Meet the Board, and more
  • Annual Picnic on the Dock
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • After-Hours Socials

Monthly Organizational Meetings

Marketing and Social Media–Letting the World Know About our Awesome Members

Government Advocacy–Keeping Fremont Safe and Clean

  • King County Metro: More bus stop trash cans
  • Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT): New traffic lights, parking retention, refreshed crosswalks, bike lane routing & management, cleaned/repaired bike corrals, cleaned up key planter strips.
  • Seattle Police Department (SPD): increased officer presence, festival traffic management
  • Seattle City Light (SCL): Street lights repaired
  • Seattle Parks Department: Increased focus on Fremont Canal Park, Troll’s Knoll Park, and A. B. Ernst Park
  • Seattle Public Utilities (SPU): New trash cans

On-Going Community Partnerships–Staying Connected with the Community

Board & Elections


View or download the Fremont Chamber’s Bylaws here.


The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is run by an all-volunteer board. Elections for new board members take place at our annual meeting in December. All members in good standing are welcome to vote in the election.


Image of Executive Director Pete Hanning and Office Manager and Membership Guru Caroline Sherman
Image of Executive Director Pete Hanning and Office Manager and Membership Guru Caroline Sherman

2020 Officers

Officer elections occur at the January Board Meeting; officers are voted in by the Board at large and their terms last three years. The Fremont Chamber does not have term limits.


Brandi Gaines

Vice President

Paul Robinson
HomeStreet Bank



Phil Megenhardt
Bold Hat Productions

Board Members

Board Member elections are held at the Annual Meeting in December. The nominees are voted in by the membership at the Annual Meeting in December.

Term 2022-2024

Brandi Gaines

Amina Kapusuzoglu
Fremont Dock Company

Jamie Hoffman & Ali Weber
Fremont Vintage Mall

Phil Megenhardt
Bold Hat Productions

Ken Saunderson
Saunderson Marketing Group

Michael Wanaka
Olympic Jewelry

Term 2023-2025

Billy Beckett
Red Star Taco Bar

Suzie Burke
Fremont Dock Company

Jayson Cottam
The George and Dragon

Sean Erhardt
Anytime Fitness

Steve Mitchell
PCC Community Markets

Eva Otto
Infiniti Real Estate and Development

Paul Robinson
HomeStreet Bank

Jessica Vets
Edward Jones

Chamber Staff

Executive Director

Pete Hanning

Office Manager and Membership Guru

Caroline Sherman

Board Meeting Minutes


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