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Feb 27

Erica Dial

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. read more

Jan 27

Erica Dial

The Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber's Legislative committee members spent a full day of policy and networking during AWB's Legislative Day and Hill Climb! They got an update from Governor Jay Inslee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, and several senators and representatives speaking on labor, education and the tax landscape. Then they along with more than 80 other AWB members, hit The Hill to meet with lawmakers and then finished the evening at a well-attended and relaxed reception. Check out this highlight video where our Chamber got noticed! read more

Jan 22

Chamber Admin

A recap of AWB's Legislative Day held Tuesday, January 19th from AWB President Kris Johnson read more

Dec 23

Erica Dial

Employers need the flexibility to make personnel decisions to meet their business needs, but they also need to be aware of laws protecting employees from discrimination. How is your company prepared to address "at-will" employment? read more

Nov 25

Chamber Admin

The seminal issue is that a slowdown in the arrival of raw materials and consumer products and the inability to ship/export products, goods and services has real (a billion dollars a day) impact on the economy, everything from employers idling their plants and sending their employees home to placing exporters in a position where they rethink their location. read more

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