Press Releases


Statement on NHL vote to award a team to Seattle

Statement from Seattle Metro Chamber President and CEO Marilyn Strickland
“Today’s decision means that pro hockey is returning to Seattle. Kudos to NHL Seattle and the city leaders who worked to secure the team. A new NHL team brings more than just an economic boost to the region. 25,000 hockey fans made season-ticket deposits in just one hour this spring, and there is civic pride and enthusiasm behind having an NHL team. Let the cross-border rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks begin!”


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the regional business advocacy organization that engages the innovation and entrepreneurship of its 2,400 members to promote inclusive economic prosperity. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing a regional workforce of approximately 750,000. For more information, visit 

Local and National
Press Contact

The Seattle Metro Chamber is a leading business voice in our region. If you have a press inquiry, please contact:

Alicia Teel
SVP, Public Affairs and Communications
(206) 389-7262

International Press Contact

Greater Seattle Partners, a public-private economic development corporation in our region, assists visiting foreign journalists. For more information, please contact:

Susan Stoltzfus
Senior Marketing Manager
Greater Seattle Partners
(206) 389-8652