We support the Shoreline business community
through networking opportunities, business education,
and partnerships with nonprofit and public agencies.

The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting businesses in the Shoreline area through networking, education and mentoring. We are supported by volunteers, membership dues and sponsorships from businesses and individuals.  


Council to discuss draft B&O tax November 13th

The Chamber’s Economic Development and Government Relations Committee (“EDC”)

The Chamber’s Economic Development and Government Relations Committee (“EDC”) has been monitoring the City of Shoreline’s possible creation of a Business andOccupation (“B&O”) tax in Shoreline. On June 28, the EDC met with Sara Laneand Dan Eernissee, the City’s Administrative Services Director and Economic Development Manager, respectively.  The purpose of the meeting was to find out what was under discussion by City Staff and to provide input to the City regarding outreach on the topic to Shoreline businesses.    

At its meeting on August 14, 2017, City staff updated the Shoreline City Councilon its B&O Tax Work Plan which is part of its Ten Year Financial Sustainability effort.  The primary issues discussed were:

  • The different ways cities base the tax (gross receipts v. number of employees v. square footage);
  • The threshold below which no tax would apply;
  • The tax rate; and
  • Possible exemptions from the tax; and
  • Feedback on these topics received from business outreach efforts

In its Report to Council prior to the Meeting, staff recommended creation of a B&O tax based on a business’ gross receipts, a threshold exemption of $200,000.00, a minimum rate of .001 for business classifications other than services and .002 for services, and the application of certain mandatory and standard exemptions.

Here is a link to the staff Report: http://cosweb.ci.shoreline.wa.us/uploads/attachments/cck/council/staffreports/2017/staffreport081417-8d.pdf

Here is a link to the video of the August 14 hearing:  http://shoreline.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=790

As reflected in the current Council Agenda Planner (http://cosweb.ci.shoreline.wa.us/uploads/attachments/cmo/agendaplanner.htm)

Council will discuss a draft ordinance of a new B&O tax at its November 13thmeeting and possibly adopt an Ordinance establishing a B&O tax on December 4.

If you would like any additional information regarding this issue, please feelfree to e-mail Robert Brouillard, EDC Chairperson, at Robert@Brouillardlaw.com.


A networking event at Aegis of Shoreline
Next Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:30 a.m. -  8:30 a.m.

This Month We Feature:
Robert Brouillard, of the Law Office of Robert P. Brouillard

Energize your day with coffee, a light breakfast and networking. Build relationships with and get inspiration from other members of the Shoreline business community. Reconnect with friends, make new acquaintances and create new business opportunities.

Bring business cards if you have them, and be ready to share a story about your business.

Aegis of Shoreline is providing a complimentary gourmet continental breakfast, and we will meet in one of the rooms in their beautiful facility. We will start at 7:30 and end at 8:30, but feel free to drop late or leave early as needed.

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Aegis of Shoreline.Aegis of Shoreline

14900 1st Ave NE
Shoreline WA 98155

Please RSVP online or email info@shorelinechamber.org
to help us plan for enough food for everyone.


Advertise Now in the Shoreline Directory

Our new Expanded Shoreline Directory is in the making. If you would like to place an ad call Greg Harris at 206-423-7582. (All Chamber Members will be highlighted in the directory.) To insure that your information is correct please look up your Directory Information on our website and check for accuracy at www.shorelinechamber.org.


Chamber Board Election Slate Approved

On November 8th the Chamber concluded the election of the 2018 Officers and Board positions. Please welcome our new and returning leadership.


President: Dale Sutton
Vice President/President/Past President 3 year term: 
Marlin Gabbert
Treasurer-2018-1 year term: Lorie Hoffman
Secretary-2018-1 year term: Judy Parsons


2018-2019 Board Position- 2 year term: Jeff King
2018-2019 Board Position- 2 year term: Suzan Shayler
2017-2018 Board Position- 1 year term: Paul A. Barrera
2017-2018 Board Position-1 year term: Ron Carnell

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Networking, Music and More.

Wednesday December 13, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Shoreline Center Alumni Room
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

$20 online / $25 walk-in registration for members
$25 online / $30 walk-in registration for non-members

Register and pay online or email us at shorelinechamber@gmail.com and pay cash, check or card at the door. Please register by December 11.

It's the perfect time of the year to Network with Shoreline Area Businesses and Non profits. Plus, enjoy the best lunch. And, get into the holiday cheer.


11:30 - 12:00  Registration opens and self-serve lunch buffet
12:00 - 12:10  Introductions
12:10 - 12:35  Program
12:55 –  1:00  Chamber announcements


Catered by:

For more information contact: Dale Sutton 

From: Wonderland Developmental Center
Save the Date: Memorial Golf Tournament

The Golf Club at Newcastle
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Shotgun Start at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for world class golf at the 19th Annual Justin Van Hollebek Memorial Golf Tournament. Registration opens March 1st at www.wonderlandkids.org more...

Thank you to our latest New Members ...


... and our latest Renewing Members!






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