Anacortes is an excellent place to be doing business, with affordable utilities, ample water infrastructure, a ready labor supply, and accessible marinas.

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Anacortes is centrally location among a range of workforce, and personal, development opportunities – there are several colleges and universities near our island.

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What Is The Chamber Of Commerce?Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven, non-profit organization of businesses, professional persons and community-spirited individuals that provides leadership to improve the quality of business and community life in Anacortes. We accomplish this by utilizing the talents of our volunteers and staff to provide business services to our members, develop partnerships and alliances with appropriate entities, provide legislative advocacy, engage in economic development activities, and initiate programs of action and value to our members and the community at large.

Among secrets to success in the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce are the volunteers who play a vital role in reaching out to the public. Our Chamber of Commerce is blessed to have dozens of talented people who volunteer their time at tasks ranging from the hanging of street banners to staffing of the Visitor Information Center (VIC). Visitor Information and Operations Coordinator, Sandy Swartos, emphasizes that the VIC is one of the most important tools in the Chamber’s mission to market our community and to act as a referral service for Chamber members. “The goal of the Visitor Information Center is to provide accurate and helpful information to residents and visitors about the community, and the businesses that make Anacortes such a wonderful place.”

Our Vision – To be the most livable and economically vibrant waterfront community in the Pacific Northwest
Our Mission – To proactively lead and thoughtfully serve and represent our members

We strive to foster an environment in which commerce and community thrive through:
Quality leadership
Member services and benefits
Ethical business practices
Economic Development
Government Relations

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