Join your neighbors for outdoor movie nights | Chamber Corner

By Kim Voetberg | Aug 02, 2017

As business professionals, we sometimes find ourselves living far too close to the corner of Rock and Hard Place.

Although the economy remains strong and our businesses are doing well, we seem compelled to keep up a heated pace, which is not always wise or productive.

Here’s something to note: summer is here. Most of us find this the perfect time to mentally take a deep breath and use the opportunity to re-evaluate our business plan and adjust our sales and marketing strategies.

Although it will be tempting to gear up for the final push that makes our third and fourth quarters close in the black, consider this: taking a break will increase creativity, improve our health and help us reconnect. These are all positive things that ultimately help us with our professional lives.

In the next several weeks, the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce will be offering several fun events geared toward community engagement. While our mission statement reads, “The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce is an organization dedicated to promoting business development and economic growth in the greater Mukilteo area,” we are also committed to the community in which we live.

Once again, we have organized a series of outdoor movies this summer, at both the Bella Terra Apartments and the Rosehill Community Center.

Beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Bella Terra, we will show “Sing.” Then, on the Wednesdays of Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, we will screen “Dory” and “Secret Life of Pets,” respectively, at the Rosehill Community Center’s amphitheater area.

These outdoor movies are popular, family-friendly gatherings, and are free of charge. They offer residents a chance to come together, much like a block party.

Movies begin at dusk. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed, and the Chamber will have some refreshments available for purchase. Bring your blankets and low-back chairs, but leave your pets at home, unless they’re recognized service animals.

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, we also participated in National Night Out in the Mukilteo YMCA parking lot. That event is part of a nationwide campaign by police departments, promoting awareness of crime prevention efforts and neighborhood watch programs.

As a Chamber, we are responsive to our business leaders, but also feel that connecting with our community is crucial to the health and vitality of our programs and services.

We hope to see you at one or all of our summer activities. Come on out and enjoy our beautiful city.


Kim Voetberg is the marketing and communications director for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Call her at 425-347-1456 or write to her at For more on the Chamber of Commerce, go to

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