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Feb 10
2021

Erica Dial

Please join us for February's Virtual Chamber Luncheon on February 17th, from 11:30am - 1:00pm. This month's topic is on the Covid-19 Vaccinations, and will be held by MultiCare Health System. "COVID Vaccine: A quick update... A discussion about the COVID vaccines, the challenges and successes. The world has come a long way ths year since the coronavirus came to be. We've still got some challenges, but there's hope on the horizon." The speaker for MultiCare will be Brian Cain, Asst Administrator for Covington and Auburn Medical Centers. Brian joined MultiCare in 2016 and began his current role just over a year ago. His 17 years of healthcare experience includes management, operations and program development. Brian was instrumental in helping to organize the COVID vaccination clinics at MultiCare's South King County locations. read more

Feb 01
2021

Erica Dial

As of today, February 1st, the Puget Sound Region has moved into Phase 2 of the Governor's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery. What does that mean for your business? Check out the activity guidelines here. We are excited that Restaurants, Indoor Recreation & Fitness Establishments and Indoor Entertainment establishments can now operate at 25% capacity. Click here to read more. read more

Feb 01
2021

Erica Dial

By now....you have probably seen your new Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Notice - and have been shocked at how high it is! Washington employers have been hit with massive tax increases to replenish the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which saw record demand after the pandemic hit and businesses shut down to stop the spread of the virus. Our Chamber led by the State Chamber (AWB) is advocating for you on this issue. Currently, Senate Bill 5061 has been introduced to help lower the sudden hit to employers. You can read more about this issue here. We encourage you to reach out to your local legislators and let them know how this increase has negatively affected your business. Click here to read more... read more

Jan 28
2021

Erica Dial

Starting on Monday, the Puget Sound Region will move to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. This will allow restaurants indoor dining of up to 25% capacity along with fitness centers opening to 25% as well as other changes to businesses restrictions. There are aleo new metrics. See this link for more details. read more

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


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