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Nov 20
2020

Erica Dial

Your Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce is advocating for you!! We have signed on to an Association of Washington Business (AWB) and Grassroots Alliance letter that was delivered to the Governor today. In summary, we are urging the Governor to consider both the public health consequences and the economic consequences of the latest restrictions. Instead of banning all indoor activities in some industries, we are urging him to consider a universal 25% occupancy restriction for each identified industry. We know these are tough times for many and we also urge you to reach out directly to the Governor's office and our local legislators to let them know how these restrictions are affecting your business. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call Erica at 253.455.4031 read more

Nov 20
2020

Erica Dial

Today,Governor Inslee announced an economic relief package to assist people and businesses impacted by COVID-19. It includes $70 million in grants and $30 million in loans. The Chamber will keep you informed on how to apply for these grants and loans as more information is released. If you have questions, feel free to call Erica at 253.455.4031 read more

Nov 17
2020

Erica Dial

The Chamber has created a new SHOP LOCAL Facebook group page to help ALL of our local businesses as we all navigate these difficult and uncertain times. As a Chamber member, we encourage you to to post your specials, offerings, services, etc...on that page, so we can help spread the word about your business. Our goal with that group page is to help our local business community share the SHOP LOCAL vibe throughout the Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Ravensdale & Hobart communities. Here is the link to the new SHOP LOCAL group page: And to our restaurant/bar/catering members, don't forget we also have the FaceBook group page, "Maple Valley, Black Diamond Take-Out & Delivery Options Amid Covid-19". People are still using it to find out who is open during this new round of restrictions! Please feel free to post in either or both if they apply to you! And if you need anything from us, please reach out. We are here to help wherever we can. read more

Nov 16
2020

Erica Dial

We know this latest round of restrictions is going to be difficult for many of our area businesses. We feel your pain and want to help by providing you with quick access to the information you need during this time. You will find links to both the Governor's restriction document and ESD in this email. And we will continue to push the "SHOP LOCAL" message to our community during this time. Feel free to call us with any questions at 425.432.0222 or email info@maplevalleychamber.org read more

Nov 12
2020

Erica Dial

Zoom on in to our November Luncheon on Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30am. Our speaker for this virtual luncheon will be Andrew Bryan, L&I's Assistant Small Business Liaison. Andrew will present on Washington State's L&I overtime rules that took effect on July 1st, and the update salary thresholds that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. He will focus on the overtime rules, including the job duties test for each exemption category, and the newly updated minimum salary threshold an exempt employee must earn to qualify for exemption from the protections of the state Minimum Wage Act. He will also have a Q&A session, so you can ask him questions regarding these topics. We will also hear from our lunch sponsor - McDonald's! Hope to see you on Zoom! read more


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