FCCPNW – Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest

About Us

Our Organization's Goals

–  We stand as a united organization for Filipino businessmen and professionals in the Pacific Northwest, driven by a common goal of collective success and advancement.

– Establishing and consistently maintaining a central information hub on trade and business, our aim is to facilitate seamless communication and knowledge-sharing among members and various entities.

– Promote and actively contribute to the development of high ethical standards in business practices among our members, creating a culture of integrity and professionalism.

– Advocate for and provide support on issues affecting member businessmen and professionals, ensuring their voices are heard and needs are addressed with the broader business community.

– Offer comprehensive assistance to members, tailored to help them succeed in their specific fields, providing resources, guidance, and opportunities for growth.

– Operate within the framework of the Washington Corporation Act as a non-profit corporation, leveraging our legal status to pursue additional purpose that align with our mission and objectives.

Our Mission

To empower Filipino American and underrepresented entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest by fostering innovation, providing resources, and creating opportunities for economic success both locally and globally

Our Vision

We aim for a future where Filipino American and underrepresented entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest lead the way in innovation and business success, locally and globally, promoting economic growth for our communities


The Filipino Chamber of Commerce

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest was initially organized in 1972, with key officers and members such as Manuel Rustia, a university professor; Philip Sarmiento, a consular commercial attaché; and businessmen like Ben Santos, Vincent Lawsin, and restaurateur Tony Del Fierro. Unfortunately, due to inactivity, the Chamber folded in the late 1970s. It was later revived in 1983 by some members of the inactive Chamber and new faces in the business community. However, history repeated itself and the Chamber lost its momentum, folding approximately two years after its revival.

The Chamber experienced a resurgence in 1993, boasting a robust membership of entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. Positioned strategically, the Chamber prided itself on being present where relevant developments unfolded. In 2003, the Chamber was part of a Seattle trade delegation to the Philippines. Two years later, it garnered regional attention by sponsoring the 2005 USA-Philippines International Trade Conference in Seattle, with more than 50 business leader and owners from the Philippines in attendance. In the mid and late 2000s, the Chamber became highly active with the state government in collaboration with other ethnic chambers across the state.

Our Past Presidents

Jet Castro

Jet Castro

January 2022 - Present

Anthony Ogilvie

April 2014 to December 2021

Gideon Epistola

April 2013 to May 2014

Sheila Burrus

April 2010 to March 2012

Alex Borromeo

Alex Borromeo

April 2006 to March 2010

Bert Golla, CPA

1994 to March 2006

Rasty Campos​

1993 to 1994

Lalaine Bennet Wong

1983 to 1985
(Former 1963 Miss Universe, 3rd runner up)