Former Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Moreman cuts her cake at a March 9 reception while chamber board members and other attendees look on. Katie Metzger/staff photos

Mercer Island Chamber celebrates changing of the guard

More than 70 members of the Mercer Island business community attended a reception Thursday to send off retiring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Moreman and welcome her successor, Laurie Givan.

The reception was held in the chamber office and the SOURCES gallery next door, and featured donated wine and food from Chateau Ste Michelle, mioposto, Sahara Pizza, the north QFC and chamber members, along with flowers from Mercer Island Florist, coffee from the Southeast 27th Street Starbucks and a cake with a picture of Moreman.

Moreman had served as the chamber’s leader for 26 years, building strong relationships with Mercer Island organizations, elected officials, businesses and community members, but said it’s “time for new adventures and experiences.”

“She has helped build a Chamber of Commerce that is respected throughout our region,” said Chamber President Ralph Swanson. “And she has done so with a genuine concern for the chamber membership, the city of Mercer Island and its residents alike. She will sincerely be missed.”


Terry Moreman and Laurie Givan pose at the February Chamber lunch. Katie Metzger/file photo