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Vashon Chamber Run Events

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is unique among Chambers. We are a member based organization whose mission is to create opportunities for Island businesses and to be the voice of the business community. Members play an important role in making the things that make Vashon unique possible. Many of the community based programs the Chamber runs are done for the community at the behest of the business community. Below is a list of all the events we coordinate and how you can be involved.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Many of our events need resources to pull off. Chamber Members can participate in making events through sponsorship and participating in programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Chamber has lots of opportunities to connect with other businesses, potential customers and the community as a whole by volunteering. Anything from serving on the Board of Directors, participating in a committee, attending meetings, volunteering for events, attending networking coffees, updating your profile on the Chamber website and more. The Chamber gets so much of what it gets done due to the time members and volunteers provide.

Annual Membership Meeting

January 28, 2020

Held the THIRD Wednesday of January. The Annual Membership Meeting is where members can learn about how the Chamber performed over the last year as well as what the organization is planning over the next year. Half of the Board Positions are elected at this meeting.

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SPONSORSHIPS:

Coffee & Continental Breakfast for attendees: $100 or In Kind

Participation:

Volunteer to help set up/tear down

Attend as a representative of your business

Vashon Home Fair

March 28th, 2020

The Vashon Home Fair is for Island businesses only that work in, on or around a home. Everyone from carpet cleaning to construction, from insurance to organizing are invited. This is part of the Chamber's SHOP VASHON campaign to remind Islanders to use local service businesses. Exhibit Space is  open to to Chamber Members. Every year we learn that an overwhelming majority of exhibitors get new business from contacts made at the Vashon Home Fair.

SPONSORSHIPS:

Presenting Sponsorship: $250

CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

 

Participation:

Be an exhibitor at Home Fair

Promote Event by hosting a poster

Attend event

Vashon Health & Wellness Fair

Spring 2020

Vashon is home to many health and wellness practitioners and businesses. The Vashon Health and Wellness Fair is part of the Chamber's Shop Vashon campaign to create opportunities for island based businesses and practitioners.

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SPONSORSHIPS:

Presenting Sponsorship: $250

CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

 

Participation:

Be an exhibitor

Promote Event by hosting a poster

Attend event

SpringFling Egg Hunt & Celebration

April 11, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce coordinates the community egg hunt and celebration. We work with Island businesses, non-profits and community members to coordinate the exquisite pandemonium that is SpringFling. The event includes music, craft activities, games, a bake sale and an appearance from the Vashon Bunny,  Over 4000 plastic eggs are hand stuffed by volunteers with candy and business coupons published by the Vashon Beachcomber and placed in age appropriate areas. We also recycle the plastic eggs at the event as well as through a relationship with Granny's Attic.

SPONSOR:

Golden Ticket Prize Sponsor $300

Activity Sponsors: In Kind

 

PARTICIPATE:

Volunteer to stuff eggs

Volunteer for set up/clean up

Host an activity/craft or game

 

Sip Vashon Beverage Garden at the Sheepdog Trials

June 12-14, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce hosts the Sip Vashon Beverage Garden at the Annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic. We feature island crafted beer, wine, and cider along with the best place to watch the sheepdog action. Proceeds from beverage sales help support the Sheepdog Classic as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

SPONSOR:

Sponsor the Sip Vashon Beverage Trailer

 

 

PARTICIPATE:

Volunteer! Click Here for Volunteer Shifts

Volunteer to set up/take down

Stop by and have a beverage during the Sheepdog Trials

Vashon Strawberry Festival

July 17 - 19, 2020

Strawberry Festival is the largest event on the Island. Over 30,000 visitors attend the festival which provides opportunities for local businesses, artists, musicians, crafters and non-profits to benefit.

Perhaps the event we're best known for is the Annual Strawberry Festival

SPONSOR:

Presenting Sponsor = $10,000

Event Sponsor = $5,000

Community Sponsor + $2,500

Click Here for all Sponsorship Packages.

 

 

PARTICIPATE:

Volunteer! Click Here for Volunteer Shifts

Have a booth Click here for application.

Participate in the Grand Parade or the Car Parade

Host a vendor

Stupid Bike Night

September 4, 2020

Stupid Bike Night is where locals take over the streets and ride various art bikes all night. It takes place on the First Friday of September and corresponds with the Gallery Cruise. Vashon Highway is closed for the Stupid Bike Parade. The Chamber closes down the streets and provides security and parade marshals for the parade.

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SPONSOR:

Parade Sponsor

Stupid Bike Club Food Sponsor

In Kind Sponsorship of decorations etc

 

 

PARTICIPATE:

Parade Marshal Volunteer

Barricade set up and take down

Ride in the parade

CiderFest

October 3, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce hosts the Cider Tasting Garden and works with the Vashon Island Fruit Club and various local businesses to create CIDERFEST!

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SPONSOR:

Sponsor CiderFest Cider Tasting

Sponsor Vashon Island Fruit Club Cider Pressing

In Kind Sponsorship of materials

 

 

PARTICIPATE:

Volunteer to sell tickets at Tasting Garden

Volunteer to help set up and tear down event

Join the Vashon Island Fruit Club and volunteer pressing apples

Be a vendor at CiderFest

Join us and partake of Heritage Cider, Fresh apple cider from Vashon Trees and more.

Holiday Garland

November to January

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and volunteers hang fresh cedar garland with white lights on buildings throughout Vashon. Businesses and landlords purchase the garland with the proceeds from sales going towards the costs of other community events.

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SPONSOR:

Purchase Garland

Make Chili for hanging teams

Provide truck, ladders, cherry pickers and other equipment

 

 

PARTICIPATE:

Volunteer for hanging garland November 22, 2020

Make chili for chili feed

Volunteer for tear down January 24th, 2020

WinterFest Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 5th, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce coordinates the lighting of the town tree, the Santa Parade and the tree lighting ceremony.

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SPONSOR:

Presenting Sponsor = $10,000

Event Sponsor = $5,000

Community Sponsor + $2,500

Click Here for all Sponsorship Packages.

 

 

PARTICIPATE:

Volunteer to set up town tree

Volunteer to help with ceremony

Be a parade marshal for the Santa Parade

March in the Santa Parade

Host a holiday themed activity