About The Chamber
The mission of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce is to promote, advocate and support the businesses and the community of Pullman. The Chamber is a 501c6 nonprofit organization incorporated in 1956.
The Chamber currently has 480 investors made up of businesses and individuals from Pullman and the surrounding area. The dedicated 20-person Pullman Chamber Board of Directors and the professional chamber staff are committed to serving our membership and to promoting free enterprise and economic activity in our City.
The Chamber acts to unite the private and public sector and coordinates efforts to enhance and maintain a vibrant business climate.
The Chamber also houses the Visitors Center and tourism efforts for our region. Together with scores of faithful volunteers, the Events Coordinator works to bring us the National Lentil Festival, Music on Main, Holiday Fest, 4th of July activities and other events designed to bring visitors to our area.
Making Pullman a better place to live, work and do business
Promote, advocate and support the businesses and the community of Pullman
Marie has lived in the small community of Palouse for over 30 years. She comes to the Chamber with many different job experiences, and describes herself as a “Jane of all trades”. Marie has four children, Jennifer, Kristin, Matthew, and Mitchell, and three grandchildren. Marie is involved in Pullman 2040, Kiwanis, Palouse Audubon Society, Palouse Knowledge Corridor, Pullman Lions Club, and is a past chair of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE). Staff Responsibilities: She is responsible to the Board of Directors for a full range of activities — coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteering; income and expenditures; maintenance of membership; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of quarters; and long and short-range planning. Marie enjoys the work of the chamber and believes that The Palouse is the best place to live, work and do business. “I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be,” says Marie.
Tourism Director and National Lentil Festival Director
Britnee graduated from the University of Idaho in 2014 with a B.S. in Public Relations and a B.S. in Resource Recreation and Tourism. She is responsible for overall tourism and convention marketing programs as well as advertising for the city of Pullman and the Palouse Scenic Byway. She coordinates efforts with Washington State University, University of Idaho, Pullman and Moscow Hotels/Motels and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce to meet the needs of visitors to the Palouse, including fulfilling requests for visitor and relocation information. Britnee serves on both the Whitman County and City of Pullman Lodging Tax Committees and the Palouse Marketing Committee. She is also involved in overseeing the Pullman Activities Guide, City Map and several brochures designed to enhance a visitor’s stay in Pullman. Britnee is also the director of the National Lentil Festival. “Pullman is a unique community that I am proud to represent and share its story with our visitors!”
Kimberly grew up in Las Vegas and now lives in Pullman. She enjoys being an integral part of the Pullman Chamber and having increased involvement with the Pullman community and businesses. The office manager is responsible for the Chamber business activity, accounts payable, receivable, and payroll. She is also responsible for the Membership Directory, and corresponding with members through weekly newsletters and the Pullman Community Update. She coordinates the General Membership Luncheon each month, organizes workshops and participates in the many Chamber events and fundraisers.
Ireland graduated from Washington State University in December 2019 with a B.S. in Business Marketing. She lived in several states during her childhood, including Oregon, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and most recently Washington. Pullman has given her a home and community that she is proud to be a part of. As the Events Coordinator, she is responsible for several community events throughout the year, such as the annual Fourth of July Celebration, Music on Main, National Lentil Festival Grand Parade, Palouse Bike Week, and more. She hopes to provide Pullman locals and visitors with unique and unforgettable memories when they attend Chamber events!
415 N. Grand Ave.
Pullman, WA 99163