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Jul 02

Erica Dial

The East King County Chambers of Commerce Coalition (EKCCCC) is partnering with the Port of Seattle to bring you an evening of conversation, fun, and networking with fellow Eastsiders. Click on this post to get all the details! read more

Nov 13

Erica Dial

Register today for this Wednesday's monthly Chamber Luncheon. This month, Kris Johnson, President/CEO of AWB (Association of Washington Business) will talk about what to expect in the upcoming legislative session. Politics may not be your thing, but it's good to know what might or might not be coming down the pike and how it can affect your business. Be in the know! Coalesce will also be giving their 10 minute infomercial and it's the annual APPLE CUP SING A LONG (thank you Kevin Patterson). Wear your colors if you are a Cougar or Husky! Lunch is being provided by Mitzel's. read more

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

Dec 09

Erica Dial

A federal appeals court will review the temporary injunction blocking new overtime regulations on an expedited schedule that wraps things up even faster than the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had requested. But it still won't reach a decision until after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, and that could mean the end of the overtime rule, according to some experts. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted DOL's motion for expedited review December 8. The court scheduled most briefing deadlines as DOL had requested but slated final briefs for January 31, rather than the proposed February 7. (State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 16-41606 (5th Cir. Dec. 8, 2016)) read more

Nov 17

Erica Dial

Are you ready to implement the new OT law on December 1st, 2016?? Read on for more information. read more


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