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Jun 29
2020

Erica Dial

The Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce and the City of Maple Valley are coordinating a PPE (cloth and disposable masks and hand sanitizer) pick up next week on Tuesday, June 30th and Wednesday, July 1st. Businesses are encouraged to drive thru the parking lot of the Chamber office between 11:30am and 1:30pm on both days to received your FREE cloth and disposable masks along with a 14oz. bottle of hand sanitizer (amounts will be determined by number of employees). Watch the video to get all the details. These PPE items are being donated to community organizations and cities by King County. Read the press release to get all the information. read more

Jun 26
2020

Erica Dial

Don't forget to apply for the City of Maple Valley's Economy Recovery Grant Program! Applications are due Monday, July 13th! This grant program was approved by the City Council 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. https://www.maplevalleywa.gov/Home/Components/News/News/8100/27?fbclid=IwAR3YG6awMFsTuzs0v8fOlH-fwN4AuG-SRK7qzDhZn2afD3ElCd-ctNqdc68 read more

Jun 24
2020

Erica Dial

Yesterday afternoon Gov. Inslee announced that starting Friday, June 26th everyone will be required to wear a facial covering when outside their home and in public. The governor said there are exemptions to the facial covering rule, including: People who can't wear masks because of existing medical conditions. Children 5 years old and younger. People who are deaf or need to have their mouth uncovered in order to communicate. When it is onerous to do so, including customers who are eating out at a restaurant. read more

Jun 22
2020

Erica Dial

Association of Washington Business (AWB) COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hear what resources are available for you and real-time, expert insights on all aspects of the crisis as we navigate how COVID-19 continues to impact our state and the economy. COVID-19_Employer_Resources_Webinar_Series_June_24 Focus: Rebound & Recovery | Getting the PPE Your Business Needs On June 24, speakers will discuss rebound and recovery and how to get the PPE your business needs. The PPE Marketplace connects you with manufacturers who supply PPE providing you the opportunity to purchase equipment for you and your employees so you can re-open your business safely. The webinar will include a marketplace tour and how-to and we'll also hear from manufacturers and customers who are using the marketplace. Speakers: George Riddell, owner, BigHouse Productions Lori Humphrey, president & owner, Proforma Good Wood Marketing Tommy Gantz, government affairs director, Association of Washington Business Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2733700772825751819 read more

Jun 16
2020

Erica Dial

Zoom on in tomorrow, June 17th for our annual joint chamber luncheon with our Covington Chamber neighbors. Join us for some pre networking at 11:30am or join at noon for the official start of the meeting. We are excited to have Zenovia Harris present "Would you rather have equity or equality?" at the beginning of our meeting and prior to our networking time. Zenovia is an accomplished author, fierce and innovative leader and a powerhouse speaker with a heart for youth! Click on "Read Article" to get the link to the Zoom meeting. We hope to "see" you tomorrow! read more


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