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Thirty years ago, 1980 to be exact, the Rubik Cube was introduced, it was the last year of the AMC Pacer, the Bee Gees and Disco were Stayin’ Alive. That year a small group of business entrepreneurs in the Harbor got together to form the Gig Harbor Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce. Their hope was to enlist 25 businesses. Today, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce membership has swelled to well over 500.

As Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce enters its 30th year of service to the community, the Board of Directors is re-dedicating and re-focusing the business of the Chamber. As part of that effort, re-branding of the Chamber is underway.

This year the transformation will take place and continue into the future as the Chamber grows and evolves. In addition to the Chamber’s new logo, image and identity, a more robust Chamber website will come on-line. It will have greater functionality and will better serve the wants and needs of Chamber members and the community. The “New” Chamber better focuses and portrays the values and goals of its members, as it reflects more professionalism and greater relevance to the community.

Having a strong Chamber in the community contributes to the financial health of the community and of the Chamber itself. Because, The Chamber represents its members in government affairs, economic development, community service, marketing and tourism, and various issues such as transportation, regulatory reform, as well as many other issues affecting the area.

Today’s Chamber will continue to be an advocate for the City and for the businesses and residents of Gig Harbor, acting as the unifying voice. The Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization comprised of 500+ businesses, associations, government entities, and individuals. Chamber members working together to make the Gig Harbor Peninsula Area a great place to work, live and play.

Just as Gig Harbor continues to grow and evolve, so will the Chamber. As you reflect on all the growth and accomplishments in the area, the City and the businesses in the community, chances are the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce has been, and will continue to be a vital part of that success.

Building a strong Chamber doesn’t happen overnight. It is a continuous process, which we are committed to for the long-haul. After all, it’s taken us 30 years to get here. We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished and, we can’t wait for the next 30 years.