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Our Chamber’s Vision, Mission and Goals

 

Our Vision: To be the energetic heart of a strong, sustainable local economy.

Our Mission: We provide services that help all local businesses thrive.

 

Our Goals:

  1. To be the voice of the Bainbridge business community and influential in policymaking at the local level.

  2. To provide a competitive edge for our members through economic and business development for our community.

  3. To be the island’s super-connector of businesses to customers, partnerships and opportunities.

  4. To be recognized by residents and visitors as a vibrant organization woven into the fabric of island life since 1927.

 

About The Chamber:

For more than 90 years, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce has been a cornerstone of the local business community.

As an unusual combination of business member-driven non-profit, community hub, visitor center, and state licensing facility, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce sits at the nexus of many aspects of Island life. ​

Through our public and member events we have forged relationships that have held strong for decades. Our close partnerships with local organizations, both charitable and business related, have allowed us to further the efforts of our economic development on the Island.

We are advocates for our members, service providers to our community, and ambassadors for our island.​​

 

Chamber Affiliations

There is a misconception that all local chambers are automatically associated with U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This is not the case.  Like every partnership-based organization, you must join and pay dues to be part of the national Chamber. The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce is not, nor has ever been, a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber is a separate organization made up of national and international businesses and corporations, not a collection of small chambers of commerce. None of our membership dues go to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Bainbridge Island Chamber is a member of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Western Association of Chamber Executives and the Association of Washington Business. These organizations serve as valuable partners, and a way to access peers, libraries of best practices and other professional training and resources.

 

Winslow Way, circa 1920
Winslow Way, modern day