Cascadian Chamber of Commerce

Current Projects:

  • Cascadia Passport Directory – Connecting businesses that align with our principles into our Cascadia Passport Directory. They also see about wholesale and feature businesses.

  • Cascadia Buy Local Campaign – Digital and Physical assets for businesses to be able to support local.

  • Certified Cascadia / Bioregional – A certifying body able to grade, rate and issue certifications based on bioregional principles.

  • Educational Resources & Tools: Print materials and presentations that include making us more effective organizers, Cascadians and Bioregionalists.

  • Guerrilla Consulting – Provide bioregional consulting to existing and new business startups.

Mission: The Cascadian Chamber of Commerce connects and supports local and independent organizations and businesses, increases Cascadian visibility, and works for a bioregional economy that is sustainable, ethical and local, that fits into a global supply chain in a responsible manner, and grows the wellbeing of the inhabitants of Cascadia.

Guiding Question: What tools and resources do we need to connect local businesses and organizations into the Cascadia movement, grow the visibility of Cascadia, and how we better connect consumers and businesses with the principles of bioregionalism.

The Cascadian Chamber of Commerce is a group of diplomats and community leaders to better connect and support local businesses and organizations into the Cascadia movement. These diplomats work from around the bioregion and at local embassy meetings and they manage several projects. Each department is a working group (or collection of groups) that coordinate activities, create budgets, and maximize impact. Members of a Department meet regularly to discuss priorities, resources and materials that are needed, and to ensure that diplomats have the tools and resources they need to be successful. 

In addition, each Department and project has a senior leadership team who works to make sure that everyone within the work group has the tools and resources they need to be effective at their goal.

the Chamber of commerce serves to: 

  • Be a hub for projects and diplomats working around a specific cause or issue and work together with other embassies and departments as part of larger campaigns. Be a regional hub for supporting Diplomats, Projects and members for that issue.

  • Connect with local businesses in their area to see if they want to be a part of our Cascadia Passport Directory, wholesale Cascadia gear, and grow strong community connections.

  • Run the website.  

  • Connect and support activities that grow and connect bioregionalism to businesses and consumers, and shift our buying habits in that direction, based on our core principles.

  • Have regular meetings, that are in person and accessible remotely.

  • Provide regular blog posts and create an archive of activities, projects.

  • Connect department events, reportbacks, updates and activities with our website and social media.