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Register for September Chamber Luncheon

Register today for this Wednesday's monthly Chamber Luncheon. This month, we will have local social media experts Kirk Davis, formally with the Green River Small Business Center and Ron Legacy of Legacy Carpet Cleaning in Auburn. Ron is a social media expert and is going to share with you the steps to take to make social media work for your small business. Ron recently returned from Las Vegas where he spoke at the Carpet Cleaning Convention. You're not going to want to miss this one! NeuroSolution Center will also be giving their 10 minute infomercial. Lunch is being provided by Ej's Catering.
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Accepting Nominations for 2017 Business Awards

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce will honor three outstanding community businesses at the new Chamber Gala on Friday, September 15th at Rein Fire Ranch. We are looking for nominations for the 2017 Business of the Year award, 2017 New Business of the Year award and 2017 Chamber Member of the Year award. Click here to be directed to our survey. Nominations are due by Monday, August 28th.
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Tahoma Teachers Receive Welcome Goody Bags

New Tahoma teachers were welcomed to the district with goody bags filled with "goodies" from some of our Chamber members. Thanks to those that participated!
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Welcome Shark Byte Tech

Shark Byte Tech brings cost-effective technology support and planning with honest customer service
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Will An Increase in B&O Tax Hurt Your Business?

Governor Inslee's recent budget proposal includes a 1% B&O Tax increase for service-sector businesses. How will this affect your business? Read on if you are interested in speaking out to the Legislature about this proposed increase. The more they hear from YOU - the small business owner - the more impact it will have.
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The Latest on the Temporarty Injuntion of the DOL's Overtime Rule

A federal appeals court will review the temporary injunction blocking new overtime regulations on an expedited schedule that wraps things up even faster than the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had requested. But it still won't reach a decision until after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, and that could mean the end of the overtime rule, according to some experts. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted DOL's motion for expedited review December 8. The court scheduled most briefing deadlines as DOL had requested but slated final briefs for January 31, rather than the proposed February 7. (State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 16-41606 (5th Cir. Dec. 8, 2016))
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"Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which they were created."
--Albert Einstein
 
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