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September 1, 2023

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Membership Luncheon September 7th, 2023

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Luau Luncheon 🌴

Aloha! Get ready to embark on a Hawaiian adventure with the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce at our Monthly Membership Luncheon featuring the esteemed Dave Mastin, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Association of Washington Business (AWB).

With a luncheon buffet, brought to you by the tropical delights of Table 47. So, don your most vibrant Hawaiian shirts and prepare for a day of positive networking and learning.

🌴 Date: September 7th, 2023

🌴 Time: 11:00am

🌴 Location: Gig Harbor Yacht Club

Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirit of aloha, make valuable connections, and gain insights from Dave Mastin on the latest in government affairs.

Dress in your best Hawaiian attire, and let's hula our way into a fantastic luncheon experience. We look forward to sharing the aloha spirit with you!🌺🌞🌴

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Aloha is much more than a greeting. The true meaning of aloha is regard for others, caring for those that need support, and lending a hand in times of grief. Therefore the Chamber would like to provide the link below where you can donate to the Maui Chamber of Commerce to help them rebuild local small businesses. Thank you.

Click Here To Support Local Business Relief In Maui

Office Hour Updates

The Chamber office will have different hours this holiday weekend.

Saturday, September 2nd: Closed in celebration of a staff member's wedding

Sunday, September 3rd: Noon-3 pm

Monday, September 4th: Noon-3 pm

Welcome New Members!

HomeTrooper Inspection Services provides Residential Home Inspections (including Thermal Imaging and Drone Deployment) to Kitsap County, Mason County, Pierce County, and portions of Jefferson County and Thurston County. This business is built on trust, integrity, and ensuring you have the information you need about one of the largest investments you will make.

Darren, owner of Living in Gig Harbor Real Estate is more than your typical real estate agent. He has a passion for what he does and has a habit of winning clients by maintaining top-notch communication with them. These traits are part of the reason why Darren is ranked among the top realtors in the country. Whether you’re looking to move into town or just want to work with someone who loves serving his clients as much as he loves Gig Harbor, Darren’s your guy.

News & Opportunities

Congratulations to our members who were featured in the Best of 2023 Showcase Magazine! We know that our members work hard and we are so excited to congratulate them on these awards!

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Biz Fair is Back on September 23, 2023!

The Washington State Small Business Fair, also known as Biz Fair, is returning September 23, 2023. SBA Seattle District will be attending along with other agencies and nonprofit small business support organizations. Please read more for information about the event, and how you can help spread the word!


What is Biz Fair?

Biz Fair is a free, annual event for current and aspiring small business owners to learn about the programs, resources, and technical assistance available to help start and grow a small business. Biz Fair is the longest running all government and non-profit-run small business fair in Washington State. In 2023, there will be events in two locations on the same day.

For details and registration visit

Every week, Amy from Hummingbird Farms works her magic by delivering fresh flowers to the residents of Gig Harbor Court, bringing smiles and sweet scents to the community. Thanks to Amy, a burst of colors and fragrances turn ordinary days into vibrant memories. This thoughtful gesture perfectly matches the community's love for nature and staying active. The flowers don't just look pretty – they fit right into the community's goal of making life here colorful and engaging. 

The folks at Gig Harbor Court want to give a big shout-out to Amy for her kindness. Her flowers have really made a difference, proving that something as simple as a bunch of blooms can lift spirits and bring people closer together.

Gig Harbor Court Senior Living invites the media to lift the curtain on this captivating story of flowers and camaraderie.

More information about the community can be found by visiting their website:

Chamber Calendar



Public Affairs Forum: Gig Harbor Rotary

Join us for our weekly Public Affairs Forum with Robin Callahan the president of Gig Harbor Rotary. 

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Membership Luau Luncheon - Open To All!

Join the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce for our Monthly Membership Luncheon with speaker, Dave Mastin, Vice President of Government Affairs, with the Association of Washington Business (AWB). Gain insights from Dave Mastin on the upcoming legislative session and things to expect. 

The Luncheon Buffet will be hosted by Table 47 and will feature luau style dishes, so break out your Hawaiian shirts and come join us for a fun and informative networking luau! 

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 31st, 2023 at 5:00 pm

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Business After Hours | Summer Send-Off Expo

We are excited to bring the community together for a unique event showcasing 10 local, amazing businesses!

Navigate the event with a passport while networking and learning more about the participating businesses. Enjoy complimentary snacks, and 1 free adult beverage (21+). Non-Chamber members, with purchase of $5 passport. Chamber members are free.

Fill your passport and enter it to win a fun raffle prize from one of the attending businesses!

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Join us on September 14th from 3:00 pm - 6 pm for the grand opening of Best Choice Realty with a ribbon cutting celebration at 3:30 pm! We love to celebrate the achievements of our members, and we can't wait to see you there!

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Labor Day Car Show & Concert

Annual Labor Day car show and concert. This year will have the talented Beach Boys tribute band, Sail On.

Ticket prices are $20 for FICRA members and $35 for non-members. Children under 16 are free with a paying adult.

Gates open at 2:00pm and the concert starts at 4:00pm. With food trucks, beer/wine for purchase, and free ice cream with your ticket price. Bring your own lawn chair. Concert is outside.

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Race For A Soldier is presented by the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation to raise awareness of the challenges faced by our military service members, veterans and first responders living with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

The Foundation has delivered Mind, Body and Spirit workshops; courage and leadership summits; eliminated barriers for veterans to receive equine therapy and counseling and much more.

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Gig Harbor Film Festival General Admission Passes on Sale Now!


Join filmmakers and film lovers for the Gig Harbor Film Festival on September 21-24 at the Galaxy Theatres in Uptown Gig Harbor. With nearly 65 films in all genres, the Gig Harbor Film Festival has something for everyone.


General Admission (GA) passes can be purchased now (in-person only) for $50 at the Galaxy box office. GA passes include all films shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as the Awards Ceremony Sunday morning. All films are shown twice so nobody misses out!


Check out the online program at to plan your favorite films for the weekend. Reach out with questions to Pamela Holt at

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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