Issaquah Chamber to host Eastside Regional Business Summit

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce will host the summit in Snoqualmie along with partners.

Photo courtesy of                                 the Port of Seattle                                 Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle Commissioner, will speak at the Eastside Regional Business Summit on April 25.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Seattle Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle Commissioner, will speak at the Eastside Regional Business Summit on April 25.

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce will host the Eastside Regional Business Summit on April 25 in a joint effort with the SnoValley, Sammamish, Newcastle and Mercer Island chambers.

The chambers plan to cover a range of issues from artificial intelligence and cyber-security to housing affordability and transportation. Most recently, event organizers announced the keynote speaker, Courtney Gregoire, commissioner for the Port of Seattle and assistant general counsel for Microsoft’s digital crimes unit.

The event will be held at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge (36005 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“As a flourishing business owner and a multi-chamber member on the Eastside, I am very excited about the regional business summit,” said Tori H. Gaines, owner of White Horse Promotional Products. “This event will be an opportunity to join in a nexus of brains, originality, verve and creative business voices. I look forward to discovery and personal growth”

Gregoire’s primary issues include expanding international trade and tourism, growing the regional economy and protecting the environment, according to the Issaquah Chamber. Additionally, she is committed to helping communities generate broadly shared prosperity.

Several other speakers will join Gregoire at the summit. Margie Strite, community development specialist at Microsoft, David Boze, communications director at the Washington Policy Center, Jaime Cole of Ogletree Deakins, Josh Dirks of Project Bionic and Mariya Frost of the Coles Center for Transportation will speak on legislation affecting business, HR regulations and compliance, social media marketing and facilitate the transportation panel respectively.

The summit is open to the Eastside business community and the Issaquah Chamber warns the event will sell out with early registration prices ending on March 15.

“I’m very excited to participate in the Regional Business Summit,” said Wright Noel, founding member of Carson Noel. “As the Eastside continues to increase its business footprint, this summit is sure to help”.

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