The Thurston Chamber is postponing all Chamber events through March 31 Due to Updated Protective Measures Surrounding COVID-19

The Thurston County Chamber remains committed to the health and well-being of our members and community. Yesterday, health officials updated protective measures surrounding COVID-19. For the health and safety of our members, community and staff, the Thurston Chamber has decided to postpone all Chamber events through March 31. It is our responsibility to protect the vulnerable and participate in the necessary community-wide effort to contain the spread of the virus.

This postponement includes:

  • TYP Smart Talks on March 16 and 23
  • Business After Hours on March 19
  • A Night on the Town on March 27

We will continue to seek counsel from health department officials to inform any future events that we have scheduled.

We’d like to thank all of our event sponsors, event ticket holders and community members for their support during this uncertain time. We will contact everyone who will be impacted by these postponements in the near future.


On Friday, March 27, attendees of the Chamber Foundation’s signature fundraising event, A Night on the Town, will ‘transport’ guests to Shanghai.

The evening kicks off with live, to-be-announced-entertainment, includes one-of-a-kind live auction and finishes with the much-anticipated after-party with exceptional musical performances.

This is the event that connects the world of learning and the world of work.  Join us as the education and business communities gather together to support the leaders of today who are inspiring leaders of tomorrow.

The Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is built on three pillars: youth education, community leadership, and small business development.  It offers five programs-each a result of community investment in education – Find Your Future, Leadership Thurston County, Math for Life, the Small Business Incubator and Business2Youth Connect. The Chamber Foundation also serves as the fiscal agent for Thurston Thrives.

Don’t miss attending A Night on the Town! Tickets to attend are $125 per person and include a cocktail social, four-course dinner, live auction, and after-party.

Benefiting the Thurston County Chamber Foundation – It’s About Education!  

Click here for the A Night on the Town program with Live Auction descriptions and more!

Since 1993, the Thurston Chamber Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization, has taken a leadership role in developing and managing educational programs to benefit Chamber members and the communities in which we live.

The Chamber Foundation is the bridge between the world of learning and the world of work, and has three pillars: youth education, community leadership and small business development. Invest today in the leaders of tomorrow!

$125 per person

or $1000 for a table of 8


Your Investment in the Chamber Foundation means:

  • Find Your Future is available at no cost to the 1,000+ high school students and parents that attend.
  • Leadership Thurston County’s 500 and counting graduates continue to affect positive change.
  • Small Business Incubator provides the platform to stimulate economic growth.
  • Math for Life opens a new door on educating students of all ages on this critical subject.
  • Business2Youth Connect provides a direct link to connect students with work integrated learning opportunities in the community that fit within their career interests.

Donation Levels of the Chamber Foundation:

$500+ Patrons of the Foundation

$250 Supporters of the Foundation

$100 Contributors of the Foundation

Make a Donation today! Foundation Programs receive 100% of your donation.

Thank you to all of our donors to the Chamber Foundation!


Benefits to those sponsoring A Night on the Town may include:

  • Event website recognition
  • Recognition at the event
  • Tickets to attend

Available Sponsorships:

  • Corporate Table Sponsors

*Sponsorships assist with supporting the cost of the A Night on the Town event to ensure all donations go directly to the Foundation programs.

Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities!

Thank you to our 2020 A Night on the Town Sponsors!

Leaders of today inspiring leaders of tomorrow.

Since 1993, the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization, has taken a leadership role in developing & managing educational programs to benefit Chamber members and the communities in which we live.

A career day connecting students to area professionals available at no cost to the 1,000 high school students and parents that attend.  Presented every other year, next event will be in 2020.

Dedicated to developing informed, connected and committed community leaders.  A nine month program featuring monthly community education challenge days.

To create jobs by helping entrepreneurs and small businesses access resources they need for growth and long term success.

A partnership between local businesses and school districts to promote real-life math skills in a scavenger hunt form.

Providing opportunities for job pathways, work readiness and positive youth development for a strong and successful community.


In addition to its other five programs, the Chamber Foundation is the backbone organization providing staff and fiscal accountability for Thurston Thrives. Thurston Thrives is a community-wide effort to improve public health and safety throughout Thurston County. This initiative ensures that we live in a strong and healthy community and that everyone has a part to play in it.  That we have clear air and fresh water, pleasant neighborhoods, fresh and nutritious food, great schools, living wage jobs, affordable housing and thriving kids and families.