A traffic shift is coming to Fife. If you live, work, or travel through the area, the WSDOT wants you to know about these changes. Northbound SR 99 in Fife could move into the new roundabout as early as January 30. WSDOT has multiple links to help you understand the project. This includes The Full…

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The Tacoma Pierce County Chamber has asked us to share their Economic Horizons event with our members. This will be full of information beneficial to businesses throughout our community. Get the info you need for planning in 2021 at Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s virtual Horizons Economic Forecast ​Jan 27 • 9:00am-11:00am – Regional info on income,…

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A new organization, Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator, is great news for any local business involved in the blue economy. It could benefit not only the environment, but economic growth as well in our community. According to worldbank.org, the blue economy has the following definition. The Blue Economy is sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved…

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The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department announced an app for the Covid vaccine. When released, users will use it to determine their eligibility for vaccinations. The Health Department expects to release the app, called Phase Finder, later this month. App helps with understanding priority for vaccine Phase 1: Many health care workers and those living…

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School guidelines for in-person learning

The governor and the superintendent of public schools have announced a less restrictive School Guidelines for In-Person Learning. The new guidelines from the Department of Health have 3 categories. High, moderate and low. Each category has recommendations for who should receive in-person learning. In person learning should be made available for all students if cases…

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Corporate leaders in Washington state have been gathering data and listening to leaders in minority communities across the state. They came together as a new coalition: Washington Employers for Racial Equity. They have released a report that documents the inequities that African Americans and their families experience. While the initial focus is on Black Washingtonians,…

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The WA Hospitality Association has posted an Action Alert. They want to hear your voice, whether you are a restaurant or hotel operator, an employee, or even just a customer. The Government Affairs team is collecting stories to share with the Governor, lawmakers, and agency directors. How has this closure and COVID-19 impacted you, your…

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We continue to update this page as information comes into the Governor’s Reopening Guidance Page. The most recent updates are in bold text. The governor’s office continues to issue reopening guidance on a regular basis and the Chamber wants this information to be convenient for you. So the links below will take you to documentation…

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The Pierce County Restaurant Rally is coming Nov 8-19, just in time for some comfort food with the fall weather. The program encourages customers to visit local eateries and to keep local restaurants open. November 8-12 and 15-19, are great times to support local businesses and get a great deal yourself. Participating restaurants will offer…

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The City of Milton has an new Small Business Assistance Program. The program will provide financial assistance to qualifying local small businesses. The City has funds from the CARES Act funding to release to assist small businesses in Milton. In fact, the city is allocating $100,000 to the program. The purpose of the program is…

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Edgewood has been planning a new park at 36th and Meridian and the groundbreaking ceremony was on Oct. 17th. Of course, Mayor Eidinger was on hand to speak to the crowd. Then after a few words, he stepped up to put his shovel in the dirt! The weather was nice – no sun, but neither…

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The Washington Hospitality Association has asked us to share an exciting promotion. The Pierce County Restaurant Rally. This is, indeed, an exciting offer for both restaurants and their patrons. Pierce County is rallying to help dine-in restaurants stay open and retain jobs! Full-service restaurants should apply by October 23, 2020 to participate in the Pierce…

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More candidate interviews are underway! Lora has enjoyed getting to know some of our local candidates. While she’s already conducted interviews for those running for State House and Senate and Pierce County Council, the U.S. Congress will be represented next week. Each of the candidates have a sincere desire to do what’s best for our…

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As candidates prepare for the upcoming election by granting interviews like those hosted by the chamber, they also try to reach out to the community in other ways. Marilyn Strickland’s campaign will be holding a small business/local chamber roundtable this month.  The roundtable has been set for October 14th at 1:00 pm. 

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Previously, in April, the Chamber introduced you to ScaleUp. ScaleUp: the Covid Edition is a program teaching proven strategies to small businesses. In fact, multiple solid agencies participate. It is a partnership between the Washington State Department of Commerce, Thurston EDC Center for Business Innovation and local economic development organizations. In light of Covid, they…

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Pierce Transit partners with the Transit app to provide customers with real-time bus arrival information. Today Pierce Transit introduced Transit as the agency’s official mobility app. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 200 cities worldwide. Pierce Transit is now making the leading transport app in North America its official mobile app for customers to track their bus in…

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