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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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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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Calendar of Events 

1th Annual Lake Wilderness Triathalon

SATURDAY, Jun. 04, 2016
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Welcome to the 11th annual Lake Wilderness Multisport! Come swim, run, and bike your way to new friends and a healthier you!  Proceeds from the Lake Wilderness Multisport benefit...

 

Maple Valley Days

Friday, June 10th - Sunday, June 12th  Maple Valley Days 2016 -  For over 60 years the community has celebrated Maple Valley Days. With 10,000-15,000 visitors to the festival each year, 120 food/vendor booths, 75 parade entrants,...
 

Proliance Orthopedic Associates' Open House

THURSDAY, June 23 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Proliance Orthopedic Associates
OPEN HOUSE Proliance Orthopedic Associates invites you to attend our Open House.  You'll have the opportunity to meet our providers and learn about Proliance Orthopedic Associates and...


 


Your Business Logo'd Bags Needed For Chamber's Holiday Light Display

*Attention Chamber Member businesses* We need your help! The Chamber Office will be participating in the City of Maple Valley, WA - Government's drive thru Holiday Light Display on December 18-20. We are in need of bags that we can display, with YOUR logo on them. All we need is one or two bags from you. We are setting up a SHOP LOCAL display, and we'd like to have as many businesses represented as we can get bags for! Deadline to drop off or for us to pick up is Monday, December 14th. Please contact Erica or myself to let us know if you have a bag we can use for your business. (Canvas or plastic are best, as these will be out in the elements.) info@maplevalleychamber.org
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City of MV Launches Second Round of Economic Recovery Grants for Local Businesses - Due 10/23

City Launches Second Round of Economic Recovery Grant Program Maple Valley, Wash. - October 2, 2020 - The City of Maple Valley will launch the second round of the Economic Recovery Grant Program for local businesses on Friday, October 2. The second round of grant program funding was approved by the City Council on Monday, September 28 under Resolution R-20-1489 and is designed to support small local business and community organizations who have experienced hardship and significant loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These federal funds have been given to the State of Washington and King County for distribution to cities to implement recovery programs for small businesses and community organizations. Key Eligibility Requirements Have been in business in Maple Valley for at least one year as of June 1, 2019 and be prepared to open as allowed by the State of Washington business re-opening criteria. The business is in good standing Have a business location within Maple Valley city limits Have a current Maple Valley business license Have employed at least one or more full-time employees (FTE) as of March 1, 2020 which includes the business owner Have experienced business interruptions, closure or curtailed operations, loss of sales, or other negative financial impacts on the business due to restrictions imposed to address COVID-19 Grant applications will open on Friday, October 2 and close on Friday, October 23 at 5:00pm. Grant information can be found on the City's website at www.maplevalleywa.gov/sbsg For more information on the Economic Recovery Grant Program contact Tim Morgan, Economic Development Manager, at tim.morgan@maplevalleywa.gov or (425) 413-6641. ### Press Release [PDF] - 10/02/2020
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