• Chamber Committees

  • The SLU Chamber operates through the volunteer efforts of our committees.  Committee participation is a great way for members to get involved behind the scenes and help make things happen.  Listed below are the committees, date of reoccurring meetings, and the contact for the current chair person.  We recommend contacting them to confirm meeting details and to recieve an agenda.

    Events Committee

    Do you have a passion for planning events?  Love being creative and meeting new people?  Get involved in a fun and interesting way with the SLU Chamber and the SLU community. 

    Third Thursday @ 11:00 am at Umpqua's Westlake Branch

    Chair: Luisa Taddeo

    Marketing & Membership Committee

    Do you love social media and all things electronic? Do you enjoy design and creative thinking? Help market the Chamber and the South Lake Union neighborhood. Can’t make the meeting, but still want to be involved? This committee works a lot through email and projects that can be done remotely. So get on the distribution list and help out when you can. This committee is currently working as the membership committee as well. 

    Third Thursday @ 4:00 pm at WeWork SLU

    Co-Chairs: Lisa Roeder and Amy Besunder

    Public Affairs Committee

    Planes, trains and automobiles (and bikes and buses and pedestrians): South Lake Union has it all. This committee assists the SLU Chamber with creating a great environment for employers and employees in South Lake Union. Topics we cover include transportation, utilities, parking, taxes and regulations, governmental issues, etc. Make your voice heard on the leading public affairs issues of the day.

    scheduled on as needed basis

    Chair: Molly Schlohobm

    Membership Committee - currently working with Marketing Committee

    Do you love SLU as much as we do?  Join us in discussions and projects that connect and serve our members, grow Chamber membership and build lasting relationships.  This committee helps the chamber engage its members and grow in new and exciting ways. The Membership Committee is a great fit for professionals who are looking to connect with new and current members. 

    Date/Time TBD

    Contact: Danah Abarr

    Finance Committee 

    Do you love numbers and working to find the best way to manage money?  Join us in discussions that will help the Chamber grow to its best ability within our budget! This committee helps the chamber manage finances, income, expenses, etc. The Finance Committee is a great fit for professionals who are looking to use those untapped monetary budgeting skills.

    Second Wednesday @ 2:00 pm at Umpqua Bank Westlake

    Contact: Danah Abarr

    Executive Committee

    Purpose: Provide the leadership and resources necessary to accomplish the Chamber’s mission.

    Please note: This is not an open meeting.


    Kelly Keith, SpringHill Suites, President

    Curt Archambault, People & Performance Strategies, Immediate Past President
    Amy Besunder, Bellwether Housing, Treasurer


    All meetings are held at the Chamber office unless otherwise announced.  Please contact committee chairperson to confirm date and time.