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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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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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Calendar of Events 

 
 

Maple Valley Farmers' Market

SATURDAY, July 16th  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Market Season – June 18 through September 24! The Maple Valley Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at Rock Creek Elementary School: Rock Creek Elementary School 25700...

 

Black Diamond Miner's Day

SATURDAY, July 16th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Railroad and Baker Avenue

 

Wacky & Wild Golf Challenge

WEDNESDAY, July 20th 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM @ Lake Wilderness Golf Course
Presented by the Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce Sponsored by:   It's a Wacky & Wild Golf challenge! This is no ordinary golf tournament! Every hole...
 


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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