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Dec 14
2020

Erica Dial

The East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Kickoff (Virtual) is one of the biggest political events of the year. Join us on Wednesday, January 6th from 7:30am to 9:00am and get the latest news on the upcoming Legislative Session. This year will be important as our business community will need to recover from the economic fallout caused by the pandemic. This year, we are proud to welcome Washington's recently re-elected Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, as our keynote speaker. Following Kim's address we'll be joined by leaders from each of the four corners for an interactive session moderated by award-winning journalist from Q13, Brandi Kruse. Then choose your own adventure between three panels of legislators focusing on Economic Revitalization, moderated by Former Governor Gary Locke; Transportation, moderated by Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince; and Affordable housing, moderated by Microsoft's Jane Broom. Cost is $20/person. Register at https://bellevuechamber.org/chambers-coalition/events/legislative-kickoff/ read more

Dec 14
2020

Erica Dial

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the 2020 Business of the Year award, 2020 New Business of the Year award, 2020 Chamber Member of the Year award and 2020 Non-Profit of the Year award. Click here to be directed to our survey. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, December 22nd. We will be honoring the achievements, the dedication, and the innovative spirit of our local businesses over the past year. We want to tell our stories, proclaim achievements, celebrate milestone anniversaries, and brag a little. Not only is this an opportunity to more formally recognize and applaud businesses, it is an opportunity to share the most successful business practices and set a benchmark for excellence. Read article for more information and link to nomination survey. read more

Dec 09
2020

Erica Dial

Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced a 3 week extension on COVID business restrictions. He was also joined by Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown, who announced an additional 50 Million which will double the number of Washington small businesses that will receive aid. Industries recently shut down, such as restaurants and fitness centers, as well as businesses that have been devastatingly impacted throughout the pandemic, like music and event venues, have been prioritized. Applications are open but the deadline is the FRIDAY - don't wait until then to apply. read more

Dec 02
2020

Erica Dial

*Attention Chamber Member businesses* We need your help! The Chamber Office will be participating in the City of Maple Valley, WA - Government's drive thru Holiday Light Display on December 18-20. We are in need of bags that we can display, with YOUR logo on them. All we need is one or two bags from you. We are setting up a SHOP LOCAL display, and we'd like to have as many businesses represented as we can get bags for! Deadline to drop off or for us to pick up is Monday, December 14th. Please contact Erica or myself to let us know if you have a bag we can use for your business. (Canvas or plastic are best, as these will be out in the elements.) info@maplevalleychamber.org read more

Nov 30
2020

Erica Dial

Round 3: Working Washington Business Grants - $50 million Who can apply? These grants are prioritized for: Small businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 AND Businesses in the sectors that are most impacted by the recent public health measures as well as businesses in sectors that have experienced significant, cumulative impacts. Examples include full-service restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and music and event venues. Certain nonprofits may also be eligible if they have a primary business activity that falls into a similar category as noted above. Example - a nonprofit full-service restaurant or nonprofit music venue. http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/working-washington-round-3/ read more


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