Coupeville Chamber of Commerce looks to connect members with nonprofits

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is exploring ways to better serve its membership.

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is exploring ways to better serve its membership.

Starting next month, the chamber will be hosting quarterly roundtable events for its nonprofit members.

The addition is a response to member requests, said Lynda Eccles, executive director for the chamber.

“It’s about getting nonprofits around the table to figure out if there is a way to work together,” she said. “And how can we help them.”

The first roundtable will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 at the Coupeville Library.

Eccles said she hopes the forums will give nonprofit groups the opportunity to discuss sharing resources such as equipment and volunteers.

A representative from United Way will also be participating. United Way is an amazing resource, Eccles said.

“People are getting older and we need that new blood,” she said. “Hopefully talking about issues and concerns will help.”

The nonprofit roundtables are just one of the ways the chamber is looking to further support its membership.

Eccles said the chamber board is also looking at holding roundtables for its business members and finding ways to connect its membership.

A start date for those meetings is still in the works.

For those interested in attending the nonprofit roundtable, Eccles asks groups RSVP to the chamber at 360-678-5434.

 

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