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Chamber Signs on to AWB Letter to Governor

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
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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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Calendar of Events 

 
 

Maple Valley Art Walk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art Walk First Wednesday of the Month  6 - 8 PM   In Wilderness Village: February, April, June, August, October, December Taphouse Full Circle Beauty Room Style...

 

Accelerator Business Discussion Group

THURSDAY, Feb. 11th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Accelerator Business Discussion Group 12-Month Education and Discussion Group for High Growth Businesses Kirk Davis, Advisor Green River SBAC Watch the video Register by phone: 253.520
 

February 2016 Membership Luncheon

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Please join us for our monthly membership luncheon at Lake Wilderness Lodge from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Come network with other community businesses, listen to a great presentation, and enjoy a...
 

Annual President's Dinner & Auction

FRIDAY, Feb. 26th 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lake Wilderness Lodge
A Tribute to Past Chamber Presidents Our History - Our Success The Greater Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our Annual President's Dinner and Silent...

 


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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Working WA Business Grant Round 3 Applications Opens TODAY!

Round 3: Working Washington Business Grants - $50 million Who can apply? These grants are prioritized for: Small businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 AND Businesses in the sectors that are most impacted by the recent public health measures as well as businesses in sectors that have experienced significant, cumulative impacts. Examples include full-service restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and music and event venues. Certain nonprofits may also be eligible if they have a primary business activity that falls into a similar category as noted above. Example - a nonprofit full-service restaurant or nonprofit music venue. http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/working-washington-round-3/
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