Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Newly launched chamber, Economic Alliance, city celebrate partnership

Among the speakers was Justin Nygard, Mountlake Terrace and Brier Chamber president and chief operating officer of Double DD Meats. (Photos courtesy City of Mountlake Terrace)

The City of Mountlake Terrace, the Mountlake Terrace/Brier Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) celebrated their new partnership with a kickoff Wednesday night at Diamond Knot Brewpub in Mountlake Terrace.

Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright offers remarks.

About 45 people attended the gathering, which included business leaders and elected officials.

The partnership brings together the EASC — the largest regional chamber and economic development organization in Snohomish County — and the city to provide a business-friendly environment where companies can thrive.

Garry Clark, president and CEO of Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, welcomes the group.
Among those attending (L-R): Angela Kuhn, co-owner and principal storyteller of A Huge Production, Paula Banno, executive director of Mountlake Terrace Plaza and Anne Penny, director of the career action center at Edmonds College and chamber board secretary.
Chamber board members (L-R): Jon DeBoo, Anne Penny, Maria Ellis, Josh Gill and Justin Nygard.

As part of the partnership, funded through the city’s American Rescue Plan Act dollars, EASC will provide a dedicated part-time staff member to provide chamber services and coordinate economic development activities in Mountlake Terrace. This includes the management of a community coordinating meeting bringing together all Mountlake Terrace nonprofits and service organizations, as well as the Edmonds School District, service clubs, food banks, Boys & Girls Club, faith-based groups, and business leaders.

You can learn more about membership in the Mountlake Terrace and Brier Chamber of Commerce here.



  1. This seems like a great partnership and excellent use of Mountlake Terrace’s American Rescue Plan funds.

    It is also a great reminder of Brier’s failure to apply for their own American Rescue Plan funds, and that Dale Kaemingk cannot handle the responsibilities of being mayor.

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