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Jan 15
2021

Erica Dial

Please join us for January's Virtual Chamber Luncheon on January 20th, from 11:30am - 1:00pm Our speaker for this luncheon will be Bob Smith, CPA, with Nextgen Accounting, PLLC. Bob will talk to us about "Biden Tax Proposals and the Impact on You and Your Business - Let's Make Your Money Count!" About NextGen Accounting, PLLC: NextGen Accounting PLLC was founded to assist clients in maximizing income and cash flows. Robert (Bob) Smith, CPA, the founder, has over 25 years public and private accounting experience. While well versed in taxation, Bob has vast experience working as a controller and CFO for small and medium size businesses. He uses this expertise to assist his clients in reducing costs and growing revenues. Their website www.nextgenacct.com provides a description of the services the firm offers. read more

Jan 12
2021

Erica Dial

Now Open - A new round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic is now open. There are different applications for businesses that are requesting a second round of funds and those that are applying for the first time. Contact your bank for further information. You can also find more information about it here (U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA). read more

Jan 05
2021

Erica Dial

Governor Inslee announced a new safety plan for reopening the State of Washington. The HEALTHY WASHINGTON plan replaces the old SAFE START plan. The state will be divided up into 8 regions based on health system resources. In order to move to a new Phase (currently we are in a Phase 1), regions will have to show a 10% decrease in trends in case rates; a 10% decrease in COVID hospital admission rates; an ICU occupancy rate that's less than 90% and a test positivity rate of less than 10%. In Phase Two, restaurants can open indoor dining at 25% capacity, fitness centers can open at 25% capacity and other increases in capacity for events can increase. You can read more about it here (Governor's COVID page - new info isn't out just yet) https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources#Latest_news (New info will show up on this page when posted) read more

Dec 23
2020

Erica Dial

The Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce would like to wish you a Happy Holidays! We know for many of you it has been a challenging year in both business and personal life. We look forward to supporting your business in 2021 and know that things will get better......PS: The Chamber also participated in the City of Maple Valley's Drive Through Light Display last weekend with a Shop Local theme! A huge THANK YOU to Heidi from the Chamber office for designing, building and basically put her heart and soul into this display! We hope it inspired those who saw it to Shop Local and support our area businesses. See you all in 2021! read more

Dec 15
2020

Erica Dial

Please join us for December's UGLY SWEATER Virtual Luncheon on December 16th, from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Our luncheon is sponsored by Edward Jones. Zoom on in wearing your favorite UGLY holiday sweater! We are fortunate to have him back....Pastor Steve Murray from Real Life Church will be our guest speaker. Pastor Steve is a Chamber favorite so make sure to block off your calendar and join us You will be inspired by his thoughtful words during this holiday season - here's a sneak peak at his message: "With Covid on the uptick, many of our business are taking a hit. Most of us have experienced a zoom gloom end and it seems like more challenges are ahead. A weary feeling has set in for so many and some have gone on a downward spiral that has been detrimental. Others are taking it day by day." Pastor Steve is going to walk us through a few steps to be able to tap into a "Thrill of Hope" so that we can rejoice in the midst of being weary. These steps will help us keep hope alive in our businesses, organizations, and families. He promises it won't be gloomy. Our sponsor this month is Edward Jones. read more


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