The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest was first organized in 1972. Some Key officers and members who were involved with the Chamber were Manuel Rustia, a university professor, Philip Sarmiento, a consular commercial attaché, and businessmen like Ben Santos , Vincent Lawsin, and restaurateur Tony Del Fierro. Due to inactivity the Chamber folded in late 1970’s. It was however revived in 1983 by some members of the inactive Chamber and some new faces in the business community. However, history repeated itself. The Chamber lost its steam and folded after about two years from its revival.
The Chamber was again established in 1993 and with a strong membership of entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers, the Chamber prided itself with being at the right place where relevant developments unfold. In 2003 the Chamber was part of Seattle trade delegation to the Philippines. Two years later the Chamber earned regional attention when it sponsored its 2005 USA- Philippines International Trade Conference in Seattle with more than 50 business leaders and owners from the Philippines attending. In the mid and late 2000s the Chamber became very active with the State government in collaboration with other ethnic chambers across the State.
Dr Anthony Ogilvie
Principal, ABOA Services
FCCPNW Vice President
CEO, Solutions Resource
Project Manager, Harborstone Credit Union
Designated/Managing Broker, MDP Realty LLC
Principal, Arcala Legal Services
Partner, US Asian Pacific, Inc.
Home Mortgage Advisor, BECU
Principal, Golla CPA Services
Owner, Viewhaven Adult Homes
Vice President, Business Development Director, Sazan Group
Owner, CEO, Rolluda Architects