The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s April Luncheon – set for Friday, April 14 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila – will focus on tourism, with a presentation by the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA). This luncheon will feature keynote speaker Katherine Kertzman, President/CEO of Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, who will discuss the regional economic impacts on travel and the importance of tourism as part of a “kick-off” to National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2017. This luncheon will also feature a panel discussion and Q&A with the leadership team from the RTA. “Travel and tourism supports over 7.6 million jobs across the nation, including many right here in our region,” Kertzman said. “Last year alone we saw over 1.5M visitors spend $693.6M in the Seattle Southside region. Also, for every dollar spent by the RTA, over $40 came back into the local economy. We are gathering to celebrate the benefits of travel in our community and our local economy, we hope you join us.”

WHEN: The luncheon will be held on Friday, April 14th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: Embassy Suites, located at 15920 W. Valley Hwy., Tukwila. COST: Lunch is $25 for Members who register before April 7th or $35 paid after or at the door. Non-members are always welcome to attend any Chamber event, please contact the Chamber office for non-member pricing.
“We are encouraging all businesses who would like to “tap” into that visitor market-retail, restaurants, attractions, and the arts, as well as our hospitality and tourism focused businesses, to attend this luncheon. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, network and form strategies to grow your business.” President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber, Andrea Reay added. Thank you to our host, Embassy Suites and our Luncheon and Civic Sponsor, the Seattle Southside RTA, our Presenting Sponsor, Blue Star Gas and our Event Sponsors Crain Photography and South King Media. WIN MARINERS TICKETS! The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce an exciting opportunity courtesy of the generosity of board member Mike Bulleri, Division General Manager of Baker Commodities, Inc. The Chamber will be giving away 4, main level Mariners tickets to the May 3rd evening game against the Angels at the Tourism Luncheon. Everyone who attends the Tourism Luncheon will receive an opportunity to win the tickets with the chance to increase your odds of winning as well by purchasing additional entries at the luncheon-must be present to win! REGISTER ONLINE NOW Space is limited at the luncheon so don’t forget to register early to reserve your seat. Register online here:

You can also call the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633 or email Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at ABOUT THE SEATTLE SOUTHSIDE CHAMBER The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1989. The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment. More info at]]>

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