City sells historic downtown building: Snoqualmie Valley Chamber relocates, hires familiar face

The City of Snoqualmie is closing its visitor center in the historic brick building at the corner of River Street and Falls Ave – and with that comes some changes for the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce with had been operating out of the building for years.

According to a press release, the Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce two big changes: their new location and a new Member Services Manager.

Continuing its rich history of residing in historic buildings in Snoqualmie Valley’s central business corridor, the Chamber has moved its office to the second floor of the beautiful historic Sigillo Cellars building, overlooking Railroad Ave in downtown Snoqualmie.

With the City of Snoqualmie closing its Visitor Center, which the Chamber ran under contract for the city, the Chamber said it no longer needed a large visible office space, as much of their work  is done face-to-face with its community business members.

The Chamber Board said it is thrilled to be working with such wonderful community partners like Sigillo Cellars. Owner Mike Seal, said, “When we heard the Chamber was looking for a small office location, we immediately thought of the 2nd floor of our business, which was not being used. Sigillo Cellars is thrilled to offer this space to the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.”

In addition to its new office space, the Chamber also announced it hired Monica Lynne as its new Member Services Manager – someone they say has deep connections to the Valley. Many residents and business owners will recognize Monica for her valley-wide work as a local fitness and nutritional instructor.

According to the press release, Monica is exceptionally qualified and excited to speak with members one-on-one about what the Chamber can do to support their businesses.

Current Member Service Manger, Susan Husa, recently decided to pursue other endeavors.  The Chamber Board said they wish her all the best in her future activities.

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce said it is growing and remains committed to being the voice of business in the Valley while providing value to its members. They added:

“The Chamber is the only business voice in the Valley that brings in engaging and informative monthly luncheon speakers, provides candidate forums prior to elections, advocates for state and local government matters important to business in the Valley, and hosts many other networking and educational activities for our members and interested residents, community leaders, and businesses.”

For those wondering what will become of the Chamber’s former home – the 1920’s historic, red brick building that was once the Snoqualmie State Street Bank – the city sold the iconic building and it will most likely become a privately owned retail establishment in the coming months.  [A future story will detail this new business.]

The two second story windows above the Sigillo Cellars tasting and event room front door will be home to the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce offices. Photo: google maps

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