November Chamber Forum - Impacts of Crime on Business

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)


Please note change of location. Forum will be held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club.

**** Pre-registration is now closed. Walk in spots are limited, if you would like to attend please arrive early as space is not guaranteed***

Chamber's November Forum to Tackle Impacts of Crime on Business

Washington State's Attorney General, Bob Ferguson and Renée Sunde, President/CEO of the Washington Retail Association, to Speak

Property crime accounted for over 60% of the 8.9 million crimes reported in 2020. This data came from a December 2021 report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Property crime includes 

  • larceny-theft
  • burglary
  • motor vehicle theft
  • arson 
  • and vandalism 

These crimes are not victimless-they cost companies $17.2 billion in annual losses, according to 

According to the National Retail Federation, the pandemic has allowed organized retail crime to expand attacks. These crimes include smash-and-grabs and other "brazen in-store attacks." While businesses have changed how they provide goods and services, criminals have found new ways around security gaps. 

On Wednesday, November 9 at 11:30 am, the Thurston Chamber will welcome Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Renée Sunde, President/CEO of the Washington Retail Association, to speak about: 

  • Public safety, retail theft, and Organized Retail Crime - what are their impacts? 
  • What needs to change?
  • The importance of giving law enforcement, prosecutors, retailers, and local governments the necessary tools and resources.
  • The work of the state's Organized Retail Crimes Task Force

For further information, please call Jessica Houchin, Operations and Events Coordinator, at 360.357.3362 or email


**** Pre-registration is now closed.

$30 - Chamber Members Online Pre-registration

$35 - Non-Members Online Pre-registration

$35 - Members at the Door

$40 - Non-Members at the Door

Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
5900 Troon Ln SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Jessica Houchin
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)

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