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Don't Miss January's Chamber Luncheon - "Biden Tax Proposals and the Impact on You and your Business - Let's Make Your Money Count!"

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.
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Happy Holiday From Your Chamber and A Shop Local Reminder!

The Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce would like to wish you a Happy Holidays! We know for many of you it has been a challenging year in both business and personal life. We look forward to supporting your business in 2021 and know that things will get better......PS: The Chamber also participated in the City of Maple Valley's Drive Through Light Display last weekend with a Shop Local theme! A huge THANK YOU to Heidi from the Chamber office for designing, building and basically put her heart and soul into this display! We hope it inspired those who saw it to Shop Local and support our area businesses. See you all in 2021!
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Don't Miss January's Chamber Luncheon - "Biden Tax Proposals and the Impact on You and your Business - Let's Make Your Money Count!"

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.
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Paycheck Protection Program Reopens!

Now Open - A new round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic is now open. There are different applications for businesses that are requesting a second round of funds and those that are applying for the first time. Contact your bank for further information. You can also find more information about it here (U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA).
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Inslee announces new SAFETY PLAN for reopening

Governor Inslee announced a new safety plan for reopening the State of Washington. The HEALTHY WASHINGTON plan replaces the old SAFE START plan. The state will be divided up into 8 regions based on health system resources. In order to move to a new Phase (currently we are in a Phase 1), regions will have to show a 10% decrease in trends in case rates; a 10% decrease in COVID hospital admission rates; an ICU occupancy rate that's less than 90% and a test positivity rate of less than 10%. In Phase Two, restaurants can open indoor dining at 25% capacity, fitness centers can open at 25% capacity and other increases in capacity for events can increase. You can read more about it here (Governor's COVID page - new info isn't out just yet) https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources#Latest_news (New info will show up on this page when posted)
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May Chamber "UnWINEd" Networking Zoom Event - 5/14

Just because we are quarantined doesn't mean we can't get together for our May Chamber unWINEd, on 5/14/20! Pop in to see your Chamber friends and let folks know how you are doing! Melissa Earl owner of Lumber House Brewery (where we were supposed to have met) will be on the call and will be giving us a tour of her tasting room. And...if you are interested - order some of their beer/wine/food to go and pick up before our 4pm call and enjoy during our time together! Go to Lumberhousebrew.com to order or BYOB (bring your own beverage). Topic: Chamber "UnWINEd" Virtual Networking Event Time: May 14, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87481777303?pwd=dFlQeHFGYWdyYnoyU3lnU3RUWW84Zz09
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Inslee announces new SAFETY PLAN for reopening

Governor Inslee announced a new safety plan for reopening the State of Washington. The HEALTHY WASHINGTON plan replaces the old SAFE START plan. The state will be divided up into 8 regions based on health system resources. In order to move to a new Phase (currently we are in a Phase 1), regions will have to show a 10% decrease in trends in case rates; a 10% decrease in COVID hospital admission rates; an ICU occupancy rate that's less than 90% and a test positivity rate of less than 10%. In Phase Two, restaurants can open indoor dining at 25% capacity, fitness centers can open at 25% capacity and other increases in capacity for events can increase. You can read more about it here (Governor's COVID page - new info isn't out just yet) https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources#Latest_news (New info will show up on this page when posted)
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Invitation to Green River Small Business Center Webinar - Insights From Taiwan: Best Practices and Response to COVID-19

Join Green River Small Business Center and Continuing Education as we welcome Taiwanese officials in sharing what they have learned and how they have applied their knowledge to minimize the impact of the pandemic on their community. This event is free. Register today to learn how: How opening your business can be done in a safe and welcoming manner Procedures that allowed students to return to the classroom quickly Impactful efforts that minimized confirmed cases of Covid-19, such as protocols for airports, community spaces, and mass communication Best practices to implement and share locally to protect ourselves and others
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Invitation to Webinar with Senator Mark Mullet

You are invited to attend a Webinar with Senator Mark Mullet (hosted by the Issaquah Chamber) on Wednesday, June 3rd from 1pm to 2pm. State Senator Mark Mullet sits on the Economic Development & Trade Committee. He will be joining us in his official capacity to discuss what the state is doing and can do to support our economic recovery from the COVID pandemic.
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