Connecting People and Places to Tumwater

January President's Message

Friday, January 30, 2015 2:58 PM | Anonymous

Be On The Map! . . . New Year 2015

As we get used to saying 2015, we all think about the fresh start of the New Year, leave the previous year in the past, and hopefully embrace with gratitude the lessons learned and the rewards of our hard work.

The Tumwater Chamber is looking forward to a great year in 2015 as we welcome new members to the board: Dan Shelfer, Tumwater Branch Director for the Boys and Girls Club and Rose Ponzoha Sales Manager for the Tumwater Best Western Tumwater Inn.  Dan and Rose are loyal and hardworking supporters of the community.  With their significant history of service to our businesses, residents, and visitors to Tumwater, their input and experience will bring a fresh and meaningful perspective to connect people and places to Tumwater.

At the chamber we are committed to providing an outstanding opportunity for our members.  By utilizing the Tumwater Chamber’s platform, members have a place to display their values and fulfill their community-oriented mission through participation in the Forums, sponsorships of community events, and engaging with one of the Chamber’s committees. 

Following through on our guiding theme of ‘deliver on our promises,’ we expect to have the Tumwater visitor map on the street April 2015.  Be On The Map! is an initiative and opportunity that resulted from our commitment to listening to our membership, our residents and visitors, and it is possible through the help of lodging tax funds provided and approved by the City of Tumwater.  Members can have an indicator of their location on the map for a minimal fee, and for a small amount more members and non-members alike can also have their business logo displayed.  The map will be a meaningful marketing tool that will be distributed throughout the region and it responds to the demographics that still demand tangible items to help them navigate and choose where to shop, recreate, and do business. 

We are here to foster business success and help shape the present and future of Tumwater.  Be a part of our successful future and Be On The Map!  Visit the chamber website ( to learn more.

In closing, the work of the chamber reminds me of the wise words of Henry Ford: Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.   

Looking forward to a great year!

Clarita Mattox, President

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