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Having a ruff time expanding your network

Chamber’s Toast of Seattle networking event welcomes dogs and their owners looking to make new business contacts

SEATTLE – It’s time to perfect that elevator pitch, grab a fat stack of business cards, the faithful pooch (BYODB: bring your own doggie bags) and head to Seattle’s Freeway Park on Friday, August 15 for the Seattle Metro Chamber’s monthly networking breakfast event, Toast of Seattle, from 7:30a.m – 9:30a.m.

“This is the only Toast of Seattle event that happens outdoors in a park,” said Ann Reid, the Chamber’s promotions and events manager. “You definitely don’t have to bring your dog, but they’re a great way to break the ice at a networking event on a summer morning!”

Toast of Seattle is a fun and productive “speed-dating style” networking bonanza over breakfast, and offers attendees the chance to meet a wide variety of business professionals from multiple industries throughout the Puget Sound region.

Shed your shyness and get your paws on some new local contacts – register you and your dog today by visiting the Toast of Seattle registration page, or by contacting Harry Cheema at or (206) 389-7215 to secure your spot.

 Doggone it, this professional networking event really is dog-friendly!  While breakfast is included for owners only, treats and water are provided for dogs. All dogs must be on a leash. Please, no other pets at this event.


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,200 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit

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