Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Note: Go to VancouverUSA.com/COVID-19 for an updated list of resources.

2020 Business & Leadership Awards
Presented by the Port of Vancouver USA

Each year, we ask the SW Washington business community to take a moment to nominate outstanding individuals and businesses in our community, who exemplify Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's motto:  Moving Business Forward.

At our Online Awards Ceremony on September 22, 2020, we will recognize six award winners, virtually, in a livestream format on Facebook and Youtube. Below the categories of each award are listed with information on what it means to be an award winner in this field. Nominate your favorite local spots, mentors, or even your own business, here !

- John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award

- Statesperson of the Year Award

- Community Champion Award

- Start-Up To Watch Award

- Small Business of the Year Award

- Large Business of the Year Award

The 2020 Business & Leadership Awards will be live-streamed on September 22, 2020 at no-cost for viewers. Presented by Port of Vancouver USA, with Supporting Sponsor and Community Champion Awards Sponsor PeaceHealth, Media Sponsor, The Columbian, and John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award Sponsor, Riverview Community Bank.

NOTE: Nominations close on August 15!

Shop Local, Support Local!

Employers and community members alike are buying Grow the (360) gift certificates now, a program exclusively created for Chamber members. Make sure you are among the companies and merchants where the certificates can be redeemed. Become a participating merchant, here.

"Stay Safe, Stay Open, Wear a Mask"

According to the Association of Washington Business, "we've worked hard to slow COVID-19. Let's put on a mask so our economy can remain open." That's the message in the new employer-led campaign unveiled last week. AWB and 10 other business groups are telling the story of what businesses are doing to keep people safe, and what all of us can do to keep businesses open. Follow this link to learn more.
2020 Best of Clark County: And the winners are...

The 2020 Best of Clark County winners are available here! You'll see various Chamber members in the list of local favorites for this year's recognition by The Columbian. Congratulations to all of the winners and runner-ups!
NOTE: We've Moved!

We’re excited to announce that we have officially left our 1101 Broadway offices. It is to be expected that we outgrew our office of nearly 20 years, as we look forward to creating a way in which our members can join us in our efforts to bring the business community together. 

As we refine our plans, we are hopeful to be settled into a new building this Fall. Until then, our regular  contact information  (phone and email) will keep you in direct contact with us as our team will be working from remote offices for the time-being. Our events and programming, which have morphed in response to COVID-19 restrictions, will continue virtually until we are able to gather once again.

Need a Certificate of Origin? We've gone digital! Check out how to submit your C.O.O. online, here.
New Mailing Address:

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 66011
Vancouver, WA 98666

We stand as an ally, alongside all who will denounce racism in all its forms.

Our country finds itself in the grips of a global pandemic and in the grips of continuing injustice as a result of systemic racism. Join the conversation.

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is proud to support community partners like
The Columbian.

For more information about advertising opportunities or partnering with the Chamber, please connect with us at YourChamber@VancouverUSA.com .