February 2019 Chamber Lunch – Teatro ZinZanni thrills

Woodinville Chamber lunch at Teatro Zin Zanni

The February Chamber lunch saw another sell-out, which morphed into an overflow crowd nicely accommodated by our host, Patron Member, Teatro ZinZanni. Attending the luncheon were over 135 Chamber members and guests all of whom received an overview of ZinZanni’s 20 years and their journey which brought them to Woodinville. In addition the performers of ZinZanni provided the assembled a sneak-peek into a number of teaser acts as we as a delicious lunch.

Woodinville Chamber - February 2019 Luncheon

Photo Courtesy of Tiffany Stetson

ZinZanni’s vice president, Markus Kunz and founder, Norm Langill, shared with us their plans for their permanent Woodinville headquarters, and their expansion involving the windy city of Chicago.  Our hosts also provided to all attending a discount coupon good toward their next purchase of Teatro ZinZanni tickets.

ZinZanni entertainers included Jen Ayers who performed two numbers with the Teatro ZinZanni band; and Alysea Gulevich whose Hula Hoop act kept all mesmerized and on their toes, gave us a taste about what happens under the big top.

The February luncheon sponsor was Northshore Schools Foundation whose executive director, Carmin Dalziel, shared with the attendees information about removing barriers so as to level the field of opportunity for all students within the district.  We would be remiss if we did not note, that the foundation’s Removing Barriers Fund was designated by the Woodinville Chamber as the non-profit recipient of the Raise the Paddle portion of the Salute Woodinville auction on March 16, 2019.


New Members

January and the first-half of February saw a number of new members joining the Chamber. We encourage all members to reach out to these business and help them draw out the maximum benefit out of the Woodinville Chamber experience. And remember, we are continuously looking to grow our membership, if you know a company in Woodinville or doing business in Woodinville, please invite them to learn more about joining the Woodinville Chamber.


Executive Director’s Tip:

Our executive director, Christopher Burgess, provided to attendees a cautionary note concerning Business Email Compromise. Burgess highlighted how the FBI has been sending out warning to business, both big and small describing the risk of Business Email Compromise and the financial ramifications which it could have on one’s business.  From 2013-2018 over $12.5 billion in loses have been experienced by companies. Burgess, described how the Woodinville Chamber saw one such attempt find its way into the executive director’s email, and that during the month of February, the Chamber had identified one member’s email account as having been potentially compromised, and or being spoofed, in a “spear phishing” attempt targeted at the Chamber. Members were urged to educate themselves to the nuances of Business Email Compromise.


Door Prizes

If you would like to provide a door prize at a future event, please reach out to your Chamber staff.


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Time is running out to get your tickets for the March 16, 2019 – Salute Woodinville.

We welcome donations to be auctioned, and urge those interested in attending to get their tickets early.

We thank all of our sponsors, and attendees.


March Lunch – 21 March 2019

We expect to see you at the March luncheon at Novelty Hill / Januik Winery on March 21, 2019 … Get your tickets here ->  MARCH LUNCHEON TICKETS

Our March Luncheon event will give us an opportunity to Celebrate Washington Wine Month at Novelty Hill Januik. Special thanks to Woodinville Wine Country and Northwest Wine Night for helping to make this Monthly Business Luncheon one that you won’t forget…

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Chamber’s events, please visit our sponsorship page to learn of the many opportunities.


*Title image courtesy of Kim Benner Schoch

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