October 2018
Updates & Happenings!
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and we have officially turned the page to Fall! The Monroe Chamber of Commerce has some fun events and opportunities ahead of us for the rest of the year! Come learn what we have accomplished in September and what's in store for October and November at our next luncheon October 9th 2018.

Bingo, Brats & Beer!

3rd Annual Evening at Adam's Bistro

Please join us for the Third Annual Evening at Adam's - a benefit for Beck's Place graciously sponsored and hosted by Adams Northwest Bistro and Brewery .

This event has sold out two years in a row as guests have enjoyed a fabulous meal prepared by Chef Adam, entertainment by local musicians, a silent auction of high quality items and powerful stories shared by families of Beck's Place.

3 dates left!
10/5 .11/2 .12/7
9:30am @ 408 W Main
Oktoberfest in Monroe! Dreadnought is hosting the autumn festival with a couple of our favorite breweries and our favorite patron...YOU! We're brewing up something special and have our friends doing the same. We'll have beers from Crucible Brewing, Haywire Brewing, At Large Brewing and, of course, a special Oktoberfest beer from Dreadnought! Food will be available and music will be pumping!
Now Playing @ Galaxy Theatres Monroe!
Let's keep our Downtown beautiful! Join the Downtown Monroe Association for a fun hour of community service. All are welcome to attend and help is appreciated! 
October 27th 9am-10am
Meetup is at Sharinabeans on Main St
Monroe Chamber of Commerce brings rain garden to downtown Monroe!
Left to right: Janelle Drews of Monroe Chamber, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Ron Schultz of WA Conservation Commission, Mayor Geoffrey Thomas, Kate Riley of Snohomish Conservation District, Yvonne M. Gal-Van Executive Director Monroe Chamber, Vince Bertrand of City of Monroe
"Finished a great tour of Snohomish Conservation District projects in the Monroe area where I learned more about their efforts in Snohomish County. Their work plays a crucial role in protecting #WA natural resources." -Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Native soils are removed and replaced with a special blend of high organic soil, bioretention and mulch. Rain gardens are then planted with beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance native perennial plants, which can withstand drought and wet root conditions.

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center is proud to be apart of the rain garden project partnering with Snohomish County Conservation District creating an everlasting beneficial impact for the environment and downtown!
Outside the Monroe Chamber and Visitor Center talking about how rain gardens are beneficial to the environment and discussing how they work.
  • Enhance the landscaping and appearance of homes and yards
  • Provide habitat for beneficial insects and birds
  • Filter oil and grease from driveways, pesticides, and fertilizers from lawns, and other pollutants before they reach groundwater or the storm drain and eventually streams, wetlands, lakes and marine waters
  • Filter runoff from agricultural land to help prevent pollutants like manure from washing into our waterways
  • Reduce flooding on neighboring property, overflows in sewers, and erosion in streams by absorbing runoff from hard surfaces
  • Increase the amount of water that soaks into the ground to recharge local groundwater
Sneak Peak November....
We've got a Holiday Light Cruise and Car Show, Santa, carolers, hot cider, reindeer food, of course the amazing tree lighting and so much more planned for everyone!

Ceremonial lighting of tree begins shortly after Santa arrives.

The Festivities don't end on Sunday though. Throughout the month of December help us crown the brightest, most lit, most spirited business and let's Light Monroe Up this holiday. Local businesses will be competing from December 1 to Jan 5 for your vote by decorating and showing off their holiday spirit and we need your help. Votes can be cast online or through a paper vote from December 1 to January 5. Ballots are available at participating businesses and the Monroe Chamber.
Monroe Chamber of Commerce
125 S Lewis St Monroe WA 98272