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Membership Events

Our 2020 Networking Event host slots for First Friday Coffee and Business After Hours are currently on hold until further notice. We are holding a virtual Informational Webinar Series in the place of our networking events, which can be found here. If you would like a certain topic covered in our webinar series, please go to the online form and submit your suggestions. Please refer to or Community Calendar for a list of current events in Kittitas County. For more information or if a business wishes to still host a networking event, please email our Membership Director Gemma Hollingsworth.

Large-Scale Events

Our larger-scale events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Go to the Chamber Events page to see which events the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce offers. Please refer to or Community Calendar for a list of current events in Kittitas County. For more information, please email our Tourism and Events Director Madison Ford.

For Organizations & Event Planners

To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, we have created the Play Hard. Play Smart. Play Safe. Playbook. This comprehensive guide includes many of the recommendations that have been reviewed by Dr. Mark Larson and the Emergency Operation Center. Many of the following standards outlined here, have been kept deliberately broad due to the varied nature, size, and scope of the events and gatherings meant to be represented. This resource will act as a living document, which we will update as this fluid situation changes.

Consolidated Lodging Tax Information

Kittitas County will be accepting county-wide applications for 2020 Lodging Tax Fund Grants for Special Events and Projects starting Friday, September 4, 2020. Lodging Tax Funds can be used for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists, supporting the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district, and/or supporting the operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations.
Applying for lodging tax grants for tourism-related special projects and festivals is in its fourth year of the electronic process. To facilitate the process, there was a virtual grant application workshop provided by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce on September 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via the Chamber’s Facebook page. The recording of this video will be posted below soon. The presentation is currently down below. If you have any questions, please email our Director of Tourism and Events Madison Ford or our CEO Amy McGuffin.
The application is currently posted on the Kittitas County’s website. The application process is only available digitally and must be completed and submitted exclusively online. Completed grant applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on September 25, 2020. More information is available online on Kittitas County’s website.