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Oct 23
2020

Erica Dial

No worries if you weren't able to watch the Chamber's 2020 Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 21st because you can find the recording on the Chamber's YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZMZ8nzGRZA The webinar starts out with a word from Brian Cain of MultiCare (our webinar sponsor) and the forum starts at about the 8:03 mark. Grifan Cayce was our moderator (thank you Grifan) and we heard from candidates running for 5th Legislative District Senate (Mullet/Anderson) and 5th Legislative District State Representative Position 1 (Ramos/Moninski). Jesse Jensen running for the 8th Congressional seat was also part of our forum. His opponent Kim Schrier was invited but unable to attend. We bring you these candidate forums to help you be an informed voter! read more

Oct 23
2020

Erica Dial

Get ready!! On Monday, October 26th at 9am the Chamber's "Band Together" Virtual Auction starts. Thank you to all who have donated something to this virtual event. We invite you to check out the auction website, register as a bidder and share the link with your family and friends. By opening the auction up to the public we hope to bring awareness to our local businesses and remind our communities to "Shop Local". A special thank you to Gary Thompson of OnMerit Marketing for his help in designing the auction website. read more

Oct 16
2020

Erica Dial

Join us on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:45am to listen in to our Chamber Candidate Forum (WEBINAR STYLE). We will host our 5th legislative district 2020 candidates: Senator Mark Mullet and opponent Ingrid Anderson; Representative Bill Ramos and his opponent Ken Moninski along with candidates for the 8th Congressional district Congresswoman Schrier (invited) and opponent Jesse Jensen. Moderator Grifan Cayce will lead us through a list of questions that are important to our businesses and our communities. This is your opportunity to be an informed voter! read more

Oct 03
2020

Erica Dial

City Launches Second Round of Economic Recovery Grant Program Maple Valley, Wash. - October 2, 2020 - The City of Maple Valley will launch the second round of the Economic Recovery Grant Program for local businesses on Friday, October 2. The second round of grant program funding was approved by the City Council on Monday, September 28 under Resolution R-20-1489 and is designed to support small local business and community organizations who have experienced hardship and significant loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These federal funds have been given to the State of Washington and King County for distribution to cities to implement recovery programs for small businesses and community organizations. Key Eligibility Requirements Have been in business in Maple Valley for at least one year as of June 1, 2019 and be prepared to open as allowed by the State of Washington business re-opening criteria. The business is in good standing Have a business location within Maple Valley city limits Have a current Maple Valley business license Have employed at least one or more full-time employees (FTE) as of March 1, 2020 which includes the business owner Have experienced business interruptions, closure or curtailed operations, loss of sales, or other negative financial impacts on the business due to restrictions imposed to address COVID-19 Grant applications will open on Friday, October 2 and close on Friday, October 23 at 5:00pm. Grant information can be found on the City's website at www.maplevalleywa.gov/sbsg For more information on the Economic Recovery Grant Program contact Tim Morgan, Economic Development Manager, at tim.morgan@maplevalleywa.gov or (425) 413-6641. ### Press Release [PDF] - 10/02/2020 read more

Oct 01
2020

Erica Dial

The City is launching it's You Matter Campaign in October. And they are looking at some creative ways to include the community and promote local businesses and organizations. The idea is to deliver bundles of You Matter cards to businesses. You can place them in your business near the entrance along with a flyer. The City's website will direct the community to participating businesses. And interested community members can stop in and pick up some You Matter cards to pass along, while they're shopping/eating in those locations. More detail in the attached letter. read more


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