Connecting People and Places to Tumwater

August President's Message

Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:42 AM | Anonymous

The Tumwater Chamber continues to focus on providing opportunities for members and non-members to meet, network, and to be informed about topics that affect the City of Tumwater residents and businesses.  We also provide opportunities to get involved in community activities.


We are a unique platform for members to establish relationships with fellow members and community leaders, and to present their value to their customer base.  Our monthly Forums are full of helpful information and education on topics that are relevant to the business community because we believe in being a reliable resource for all who tap into it.  Members and non-members are welcome. 


People often ask why should they be members of the Tumwater Chamber since there are other more regional organizations that also focus on business.  My answer is simple; being a member of the Tumwater Chamber is your statement of commitment to the community that supports your business.  The Tumwater Chamber is the place to meet community and business leaders who help influence and shape Tumwater and the policies and decisions that impact you. 


The community of Tumwater is close and proud of its heritage.  Tumwater is known as Washington’s First Community because it was the first American settlement on Puget Sound and lead the way for other settlements in Olympia, Seattle, Whidbey Island and other areas along the sound.  The City was founded in 1845; however, originally it was called New Market.  By 1863 it was known as Tumwater, which is the Chinook jargon word for a waterfall.  In November 25, 1869 the city was officially incorporated as a town. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference by staying involved.  The Tumwater Chamber is committed to valuable opportunities to stay informed through social media, monthly Forums, and our website.  Venues like Facebook help us promote your business – take advantage of you Chamber platform, and share your ideas.  Like us on Face Book.

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