To create a strong local economy through business advocacy in the South Sound region.
The mission of the Chamber is to enhance demand for business in our community. In pursuit of this mission, the Chamber will bring about results in four areas:
1. The Chamber is expanding partnerships to create a STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY for the community.
2. The Chamber is committed to REPRESENT BUSINESS INTEREST WITH GOVERNMENT.
3. The Chamber is PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY through leadership development and financial support that enhances our community’s children’s education.
4. The Chamber offers members a large opportunity to grow their companies through NETWORKING and REFERRALS.
Tom Pierson, CEO - Bio
Results-driven professional with experience in both the political and business arenas. Sharp, politically savvy, and skilled at uniting people and businesses toward a common vision. Well known and liked in the community, gracefully connects with high-power political leaders, small business owners, struggling workers, and everyone in between. Consistently open, honest, and transparent communicator. Creative and able to offer and implement new ideas that benefit both the customer and the business. Recognizes the intrinsic value that everyone brings to the table, across differing cultures, generations, and values. Actively involved on the boards of several non-profit organizations in the South Sound Region of Washington State.
Through his leadership the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce has become an organization that represents over 500 businesses and nearly 35,000 employees with an annual combined operating budget of over $1 million with nine employees. The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce operates 5 separate businesses, of which four are non-profit 501c3 corporations addressing the following issues: leadership, education, community safety and economic development.