About Us - Renton Chamber of Commerce

 
 
 
 

WHO WE ARE

The Renton Chamber’s mission is to improve business and economic conditions, and the general welfare of the community. To that end, the Chamber is in the business of serving business, as it has for more than 76 years. The Chamber offers its members leadership development, networking opportunities, advocacy, and resources to promote business prosperity.

The Chamber partners with the City of Renton, the Renton School District, Renton Technical College, Valley Medical Center, and community and business leaders to promote and sustain a healthy business environment and a vibrant community for Renton’s families and workforce. As part of this effort, each year the Chamber coordinates important events that unite the community including the Ahead of the Class Excellence in Education Awards; Business Excellence Awards; New Teachers Breakfast; Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet; Economic Forecast Luncheon; State of the City’s Economy; and it's annual Business Expo.
The members of the Renton Chamber of Commerce understand the importance of contributing to the success of the community. Representatives from world-class international corporations, large and small businesses, our local government, our Small Business Development Center, our educational institutions, and our state-of-the-art medical center are united through the Chamber to protect the economic viability of our community and keep Renton ahead of the curve.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RENTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board meetings are the third Thursday each month, 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office or announced alternate site

JAMES ALBERSON
CEO
Top Tier Training

JEREMY BURDETT
General Manager
TRANS WEST

BRENT CAMANN
Sr. Asset Manager
SECO Development

ERIC GASTON
Co-Founder
The Evergreen Market

SEAN GREENLEE
Program Manager Global Responsibility
Starbucks Coffee Company

AMANDA HOUSTON
Special Projects Director
Brotherton Cadillac

LEECHING TRAN
CEO
Viet-Wah Group

REBA HAAS
CEO
Team Reba of RE/MAX Metro Realty

REBECCA HOLVERSON-CHERNEY
VP/Commercial Banking Officer
Columbia Bank

JAY LEVITON
Chief of Support Services
Renton School District

CLIFF LONG
Economic Development Director
City of Renton

DR. KEVIN MCCARTHY
President
Renton Technical College

RICK McMASTER
Owner
Vino at the Landing

SHARMILA SWENSON
Government Affairs
Puget Sound Energy

RYAN TOMASICH
Government Affairs
The Boeing Company

LISA YASKUS
Sales Director
Renton Reporter

 

STAFF

VICKY BAXTER
President/CEO
Office: 425-226-4560
vbaxter@gorenton.com

BEN ANDREWS
Director of Events
Cell: 253-861-7755
bandrews@GoRenton.com

TAMMY GESLER
Office Manager/Accounting
Cell: 805-680-2629
tgesler@GoRenton.com

Marcie Palmer
RVC Receptionist
Office: 425-226-4560
mpalmer@GoRenton.com

JOE PEREZ
IT/Admin
JPerez@GoRenton.com

FRANKIE PARSONS
RVC Receptionist
FParsons@GoRenton.com

KEIRRE SEARLES
RVC Receptionist
KSearles@GoRenton.com

 

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Business and Education Exchange – Business Excellence Awards – Ahead of the Class – Annual Golf Tournament – New Teachers Celebration – Business Launchpad – Economic Forecast Luncheon – Renton city Comic Convention – Chamber Annual Holiday Gala – Seattle Film Summit – Ahead of the Care – Legislative Breakfast – Business After hours – Networking Breakfasts – Business Development Committee – Education Committee – RANU Renton Area Non-Profits Unite

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

COMMITTEES

We have several committees that you or one of your staff can participate in every month to include Business Development, Legislative, Education, Downtown Partnerships, Emerging Leaders, Ambassadors, or even serve on our Board of Directors. All of our committees have positions that one or more of your lead team members can serve.

RENTON AREA NONPROFITS UNITE (RANU)
4th Wednesday location TBA

LEGISLATIVE/TRANSPORTATION
Bernie Dochnahl Co-Chair
Dick Gidner Co-Chair
3rd Tuesday

AMBASSADOR/MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE
Ben Andrews, Chair
bandrews@gorenton.com
1st Monday (noon)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Dan Hammes
2nd Monday

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Rick McMaster
2nd Tuesday

SSCCLC LOBBYIST
Carolyn Logue
1st Thursday

 

JOBS AND WORKFORCE

We can connect you with Renton Technical College and other educational environments that would feed your work programs with sales people, technicians, specialty trades, engineers and other positions. These institutions are interested in working with the Chamber, our members, and the community on bringing a qualified workforce to your business. Click here for Jobs and Workforce Page

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT US

Phone: 425-226-4560

Address: 625 S. 4th St Renton, WA 98057

Website: www.gorenton.com

STAFF

VICKY BAXTER
President/CEO
Office: 425-226-4560
vbaxter@gorenton.com

BEN ANDREWS
Director of Events
Cell: 253-861-7755
bandrews@GoRenton.com

TAMMY GESLER
Office Manager/Accounting
Cell: 805-680-2629
tgesler@GoRenton.com

Marcie Palmer
RVC Receptionist
Office: 425-226-4560
mpalmer@GoRenton.com

JOE PEREZ
IT/Admin
JPerez@GoRenton.com

FRANKIE PARSONS
RVC Receptionist
FParsons@GoRenton.com

KEIRRE SEARLES
RVC Receptionist
KSearles@GoRenton.com