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Vision, Mission and Values

Welcome To The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce

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

Our Vision: A strong, sustainable local economy.

 

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

The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce supports local business by providing community exposure, networking, advocacy, marketing opportunities and educational resources.

 

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 a way to access peers, libraries of best practices and other professional training and resources.

 

Winslow Way, circa 1920
Winslow Way, modern day