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August 7th, 2023

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• Event Highlight

• Partners In Learning, Aug 28th

• News & Opportunities

• Chamber Calendar

• What's Happening in the Harbor?

• Sponsorship

Event Highlight

Join us tomorrow, August 8th, for the Chamber's Business After Hours event, hosted by Gig Harbor Court.

Indulge in wine, beer, and treats as you forge valuable connections and share laughs at the Gig Harbor Court's After Hours Comedy Night. With a comedian lineup featuring Janice Fox and Brock Terrano.

Registration is FREE and open to the public! Don't miss this opportunity to join us for an evening that celebrates community.

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Partners In Learning

Join Us at Partners in Learning and Make a Lasting Impact on Education!

We are thrilled to invite you to be a part of a meaningful initiative that truly makes a difference – the Partners in Learning event, proudly brought to you by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Peninsula Light Company.

Empowering Success through Education

The Partners in Learning event is more than just a gathering – it's a platform for businesses like yours to shape the future by supporting the Peninsula School District. Our goal is to equip young minds with the essential tools they need to thrive in their journeys ahead. As the largest employer in the city, the school district plays a vital role in our community's growth and prosperity. By becoming a sponsor, you can contribute to the betterment of education and the overall development of our next generation.

Unveiling Opportunities: Sponsorship Booths Available

This year's Partners in Learning event promises exciting opportunities for local businesses to shine. We're offering a limited number of sponsorship booths where you can showcase your products and services. Imagine the potential as you connect with the entire staff from the school district – a unique chance to network, collaborate, and foster relationships that can benefit both your business and the community at large. This event is your chance to make a lasting impression and gain visibility among influential educators and local leaders.

A Step Towards Financial Literacy

One of the primary objectives of this event is to raise funds for the Peninsula School District's financial literacy program. By supporting Partners in Learning, you directly contribute to enhancing the education of our youth in an area that has far-reaching impacts on their lives. This program equips students with invaluable knowledge about managing their finances, setting them on a path towards financial responsibility and success.

Act Now: Sponsor Spaces Limited

Given the exclusive nature of our sponsorship opportunities, we encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible. Your participation not only supports the growth of young minds but also aligns your business with a cause that resonates with our community's values. NEW this year, vendors will set up on the PHS Track with your tent, table, etc. and you will be able to watch the entire Pep Rally in the stadium of Roy Anderson Field. The district would love to see business partners fill a good portion of the track while we celebrate staff on their back to school day.

Join us in making a positive mark on education – together, we can inspire, empower, and shape the future through Partners in Learning.

Questions about sponsorship registration? Please contact Matt Mesazros or Randi Ganong. You can also reach our office at (253) 851-6865

Let's embark on this journey of impact and transformation together!

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News & Opportunities

Thank You To Our Sponsors And Golfers!

The 36th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament was a spectacular day on a beautiful course. The Chamber would like to give a quick thanks to our sponsors and golfers

Road Closure Notice

50th Ave Ct. will be closed to through traffic at 34th Ave for road work during the following days/times:


Tuesday, August 8th 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 9th 9:00 am to 3:300 pm


Access on the east side during this time will be available via Olympic Dr.


Access on the west side during this time will be available via 38th Ave.


50th Ave Ct. will be open overnight and the road will be plated for traffic. Please drive carefully through the work zone when plated.

2023 Harbor Tyee Cup Reminder

This is the Chamber's reminder that the Tyee Cup will be taking over the Harbor from Aug 11th to Aug 13th. Keep in mind, if you are in a rush, you may want to avoid the following fields/parks:

Sehmel Homestead Park, Harbor Ridge Middle School, Gig Harbor High School, as well as others. 11v11 teams may also be scheduled at Silas High School turf, Foss High School Turf, Truman Middle School turf, and/or Hunt Middle School turf (located just on the Tacoma side of the Narrows Bridge)

Maritime Chiropractic is an honored recipient of the 2023 Talk Award with a 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Rating

Congratulations are in order to the team at Maritime Chiropractic for winning the 2023 Talk Award and earning the highest rating.

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Harbor WildWatch Beach Walks

Want to learn more about the plants and animals that inhabit our local waters?

Join Harbor WildWatch for a fun and educational beach walk on the stunning shorelines of the Salish Sea! Their knowledgeable and friendly team will guide you through a hands-on exploration of the intertidal zone where you will get the chance to touch sea stars, crabs, anemones, and much more!

You’ll also learn about proper beach etiquette, the challenges facing our ocean ecosystems, and what you can do to help protect them. Walking tours are suitable for all ages and skill levels, and is perfect for families, school groups, or anyone with an interest in the natural world. Whether you’re a seasoned beachcomber or a first-time visitor, Harbor WildWatch’s programs are sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our local marine environment.

Visit to see the full schedule of events. 

Chamber Calendar



Business After Hours:

After Hours Comedy Night

Experience an unforgettable evening of networking, connection-building, and comedy at our upcoming Business After Hours event, hosted by Gig Harbor Court.

With a comedian lineup featuring Janice Fox and Brock Terrano, helping provide a night out of comedy and connections.

Indulge in wine, beer, and treats as you forge valuable connections and share laughs Gig Harbor Court's After Hours Comedy Night. Registration is FREE and open to the public! Don't miss this opportunity to join us for an evening that celebrates community.

Registered attendees will be entered for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Member Highlight.*

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Join us for our weekly Public Affairs Forum with the Norwegian Honorary Consulate for Alaska, Lise Kristiansen. 

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Join us for our weekly Public Affairs Forum with the Joe Hillyer of Homewatch Caregivers. Speaking on what you need to know about "Long-term Care"

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Partners In Learning

The goal of Partners in Learning is to help empower children with the necessary tools to succeed in life.

This is an event that raises funds for the School District to offset the costs of bringing a financial literacy program to the district. 

Table Sponsor spaces limited, so be sure to register now to help the Chamber support our local School District.

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What's Happening in the Harbor?



Summer Sounds at Skansie Bros. Park

Join us in Gig Harbor, WA (by land or by sea) for the 2023 Summer Sounds Concert Series! August 8th will feature the tunes of Good Day Sunshine.

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Uptown Summer Concert Series

Uptown is where the good vibes are this summer! So grab your lawn chair and join us for the free annual Summer Concert Series at the Uptown Pavilion.

August 10th will feature Emerald City Throwdown - Funk

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Friday Night Movies in the Park

The FREE Friday Night Movie Series is a summertime favorite, presenting well-loved classics for all ages. Join us under the stars as we bring the magic of the silver screen to life with a showing of Disney’s Shrek in the Sehmel Homestead Park Amphitheater.

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To feature your upcoming event in our newsletter, please send any marketing material and event details before 12:00pm on Mondays to Matt Meszaros, at Thank you.



Maximize your company’s exposure through sponsorships

Just as membership is not a one size fits all, our sponsorship opportunities offer you a choice for your engagement. 

Sponsoring events and programs gives your company:

·   Publicity and brand recognition you need in a positive and receptive environment

·   A unique form of advertising

·   Access to new business relationships

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