Kent Chamber of Commerce

The premier organization in South King County ensuring a healthy, vibrant business community.

Kent Washington Chamber of Commerce

Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population of 119,100. A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing.

At the Kent Chamber of Commerce, we bring the business community together in dynamic, profitable ways. Whether members are networking with one another, learning marketing tips, immersing themselves in issues that impact business, or tapping into an array of educational services, we give local business owners the tools to help them thrive. When members of the community have a problem and don’t know what to do, they call their local chamber, and the Kent Chamber receives thousands of those calls each year.

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2018 President’s Gala & Business Leadership Awards

The annual “Business Excellence Awards” presented by the Kent Chamber of Commerce recognize and applaud the exceptional leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that member companies and their employees embody and share with our organization and our community.   Nominations are completed by fellow business leaders in the community that value their peers contribution to the Kent community.

The Educator of the Year award is presented to an educator, school administrator or businessperson who has made a significant impact to ensure a highly motivated and skilled workforce. The 2018 Kent Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year is Dr. Wade Barringer

The Chamber Member of the Year honors a member whose infectious enthusiasm, vision and drive has caused more businesses and their employees to be engaged and supportive of the organization. The 2018 Kent Chamber Member of the Year is Harry Wilson the owner of Shine on Signs & Graphics.  He is the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and serves of the Board of Directors for the organization.

The Legislator/Government Employee of the Year is awarded to an elected official or government employee who, through their actions and leadership, supported the business community’s need for reasonable costs for rules of doing business. The 2018 Kent Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year is: Kent City Councilmember Brenda Fincher.

The Citizen of the Year is awarded to a member that has contributed significant resources to the community, thus improving the livability and quality of the community through personal or company leadership. The 2018 Citizen of the Year 2018 is Judge Karli Jorgensen.

The Customer Service of the Year is presented to a member company that engages in exceptional customer service.   The Customer Service of the Year for 2018 is Plemmons Industries.

The Manufacturer of the Year honors the individuals and companies that bring uncompromising excellence to Kent manufacturing. The 2018 Manufacturer of the Year is:  Exotic Metals Forming Company, LLC.

The New Business of the Year is awarded to a new business that has come to Kent in the last two years.  The 2018 New Business of the Year 2018 is ANEW – Apprenticeships & Non-Traditional Employment for Women.

The Economic Engine of the Year is presented to a member company that caused new jobs to be sustained in the area or maintained a significant number of current jobs to insure a stable job force in our community. The 2018 Economic Engine of the Year is Columbia Distributing.

The Business of the Year is presented to a member company that has engaged in civic and community leadership. The 2018 Business of the Year is Champion Arms Indoor Shooting Range.

Each year, the Kent Chamber will recognize industry specific Businesses of the Year.  The 2018 Award category is the Community Influencer of the Year.  This will be awarded to an individual or business that has influenced and shaped our community. The 2018 Community Influencer of the Year is Jeff Kelly with AssetLab.

Each year, the Past President awards their President’s Award to a business that has gone above and beyond for the Kent Chamber and community.  Past President, Cindi Cameron of Fairway Independent mortgage bestowed the 2018 Presidents Awards to the John Volken Academy.

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Our sole purpose is to develop, promote, and facilitate an environment in which the area business community can grow and prosper.

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At the Kent Chamber of Commerce, we bring the business community together in dynamic, profitable ways.

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