FC Board of Directors:
Back Row: Michael Wanaka, Olympic Jewelry; Phil Megenhardt, Bold Hat Productions; Pete Hanning, Red Door; Sarah Kennedy, Fremont Vintage Mall; Amina Kapusuzoglu, Fremont Dock Co; Paul Robinson, HomeStreet Bank
Front Row: Sean Erhardt, Anytime Fitness; Brandi Gaines, Adobe; Carrie Bauer, B. F. Day School; Suzie Burke, Fremont Dock Co; Ken Saunderson, Saunderson Marketing Group
Missing from Picture: Timothy Tackett, PCC Community Markets

2020 FC Board of Officers: Paul Robinson, Vice President; Brandi Gaines, President; Phil Megenhardt, Treasurer; (not pictured) Amina Kapusuzoglu, Secretary

FC Staff: Caroline Sherman, Office Mgr & Membership Svcs Guru; Whitney Moore, Marketing & Membership Dynamo

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is a business organization that has fun.

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

We feel that Fremont is not a geographic region, but a state of mind. Come join us at our next event, get involved with a committee — Join the Fun Chamber and find out why people stay in Fremont!!

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.

 

2019 Accomplishments

Check out what the Chamber is doing this year!

Chamber Sponsored Festivals & Events

  • Fremont Fair and Solstice Weekend –June
  • Fremont Oktoberfest –September

Chamber Supported Community Events

  • Fremont Sunday Market – Every Sunday
  • Shop Fremont — Third Thursdays
  • Moisture Festival – March/April
  • Fremont Arts Council Solstice Parade- June
  • Art Cars – June
  • Trick-or-Treat Fremont – Oct
  • Lenin Lighting – Dec

Membership Meetings–Open to All for the Benefit of Members

  • Every Third Wednesday of the Month: Celebrating Fremont Industries, locations and time vary
  • Annual July Picnic on the Dock
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • After-Hours Socials
  • Anti-Shoplifting Workshop with SPD

Monthly Organizational Meetings

  • Board Meetings: the last Wednesday of the month

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

  • Weekly Fremont Blasts (Newsletter)
  • Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Posts
  • Fremont.com – updates weekly
  • Annual Fremont Walking Guide
  • Hysterical Markers
  • Shop Fremont Holiday Campaign

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
  • Seattle Police Department (SPD): Troll’s Knoll encampment cleanup, 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

  • Ballard Alliance
  • Fremont Arts Council
  • Fremont Neighborhood Council
  • Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)
  • Green Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • North Precinct Advisory Council
  • North Seattle Industrial Association (NSIA)
  • Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce
  • Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED)
  • Small Business Association (SBA)
  • South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce
  • Wallingford Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington Technology Innovation Association (WTIA)

 

History of the Chamber

Curious how we got started? Read more about the history of the Fremont Chamber!

 

Board & Elections

Bylaws

View or download the Fremont Chamber’s Bylaws here.

Elections

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.

 

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.

President

Brandi Gaines
Adobe
206.675.7540

Vice President

Paul Robinson
HomeStreet Bank
206.753.0167

 

Secretary

Amina Kapusuzoglu
Fremont Dock Co.
206.632.0124

Treasurer

Phil Megenhardt
Bold Hat Productions
206.63.0422

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 2018-2020

Jessi Brookman
PCC Community Market

Term 2019-2021

Brandi Gaines
Adobe

Amina Kapusuzoglu
Fremont Dock Company

Sarah Kennedy
Fremont Vintage Mall

Phil Megenhardt
Bold Hat Productions

Ken Saunderson
Saunderson Marketing Group

Michael Wanaka
Olympic Jewelry

Term 2020-2022

Carrie Bauer
B. F. Day Elementary School

Suzie Burke
Fremont Dock Company

Sean Erhardt
Anytime Fitness

Nate Mouttet
Seattle Pacific University

Paul Robinson
HomeStreet Bank

Gurus and Dynamos (our Office Wonder Women!)

Office Manager and Membership Guru

Caroline Sherman

Membership and Marketing Dynamo

Whitney Moore

Board Meeting Minutes

2020

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2019

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2017

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2016

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2015

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