Member Meetings
January – May 2022

Happy New Year!
Hello Chamber Members,

Welcome to 2022 – here is to a great year ahead! I wanted to get the Camano Chamber Member Meeting Schedule out to you to get on your calendar.  We have an action packed schedule of informative meetings scheduled from January – May.

Because we don’t know what the COVID climate is going to look like our January & February meetings are scheduled on Zoom and the March thru May meetings have both a zoom link as well as a physical location if we are able to meet in person.  If we transition to in-person we will share that information with you by email.  Zoom meetings require you to register in advance to receive the login information.  All meetings are from 11:30-1:00 on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

We look forward to “meeting” with you this year.  2022 Membership Certificates, new member decals as well as a printed copy of this schedule will be snail mailed to you soon.  There is also a link below to print a copy yourself.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jessica McCready
Executive Director, Camano Island Chamber of Commerce

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Printable 2022 Schedule Jan-May 2022

2022 Meeting Schedule January – May

State of The Chamber Address

1.20.22 | 11:30-1:00 | Zoom

Join the Camano Island Chamber for our Annual State of the Chamber Address where Chamber President Susan Fay reflects on 2021 and shares our plan for 2022. Our Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair will also join us to share important Island County information for 2022.

State of the Local Labor Market – Pandemic Edition
2.17.21 | 11:30-1:00 | Zoom

The COVID 19 recession and pandemic has affected everyone, but the experience differs from one person, community, and industry to the next. This presentation uses some of the available market data to tell the story of what we know about the current labor market situation.
Anneliese Vance-Sherman, PhD Regional Labor Economist Washington Employment Security DepartmentChild care touches our community in so many ways. Whether it’s a business owner’s struggle to hire and maintain a workforce with limited access to child care, a young family’s struggle to find quality care, or the general social and economic impact a lack of child care has for the broader Camano Island community, child care is both a personal and far reaching issue.
Jesse Gun – Program Director Partners for Young Children in Island County
Past & Future of Stanwood-Camano Area
3.17.22 | 11:30-1:00 | Zoom or Camano Schoolhouse (TBD)
The Stanwood Camano area has both an exciting future and a fascinating past. Be inspired with presentations from FBLA students from Stanwood High School led by director of the program – George Colby. Learn about our fascinating Island history with a presentation by Fred F. Poyner IV, Executive Director of the Stanwood Area Historical Society and Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.
Local Tourism Initiatives for 2022
4.21.22 | 11:30-1:00 | Zoom or Camano Center (TBD)

Local Tourism is a big part of our economy in the local area – but how do we approach tourism responsibly? Speaker Sherrye Wyatt with Whidbey-Camano Island Tourism will unveil the Transformative Destination Travel framework for 2022. This work is exciting and by definition “transformative” for our island life. Sarah Cho with Discover Stanwood Camano will also provide an update on tourism initiatives led by the City of Stanwood.
How to Leverage Free Business Resources
5.19.22 | 11:30-1:00 | Zoom or Location (TBD)
You are a busy business owner – and your time is precious. Learn how to leverage resources offered to your business for free. Really. FREE. In this interactive session we will unveil the most popular resources available to you from Sno-Isle Libraries as well as the Economic Development Council of Island County.

June – August we will transition to mixers – Stay tuned for details on locations but they usually begin around 5PM!