Blood Drive

 HELLO DONORSWe are so excited to be back with you at Edward Jones in Edgewood on November 5th from 9 am to 4 pm. Join us to give back to your community and save lives. There are still plenty of appointments available! Please schedule your appointment by clicking on the name of the drive below.  Edward Jones…

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2022 WA State Legislature Sine Die Report

The 2022 Legislature came to a close last week. A few interesting things to note: HB 1099 – which added climate change to the list of items that must be addressed in the Growth Management Act plans DIED on the House floor. The conference committee amendment had a scope challenge in the Senate which delayed…

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South Sound Business Summit

Virtual Event- 7th Annual Wed, May 4, 2022 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM2 Keynote Speakers 8 Mini Sessions (Attend only the sessions you want OR attend all) Tickets: $25 General Admission ($18 Student and Veteran) SPEAKERS WILL BE LIVE AND BE RECORDED IF YOU MISS IT. Important: When placing your ticket order, make sure to select…

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2022 Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum with Alliance Northwest

2022 Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum with Alliance NorthwestThursday, March 10, 20228:00 am – 2:00 pmVirtual Event on the SWAPCARD PlatformClick Here to Register Is your business looking to create or expand a revenue stream by working with government? You’re invited to attend the virtual 2022 Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum in partnership with Alliance Northwest to…

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New Local Internship Program

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFERS YOUNG ADULTS EXPERIENCE, HELPS EMPLOYERS FILL STAFFING NEEDS  Tacoma, WA: A new jobs program for young adults aims to offer valuable work experience while aiding local businesses with staffing needs. Hire Pierce County: Next Gen pays interns $15 an hour for 20 hours a week for up to 16 weeks of work.…

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Judges needed for FBLA

The FME Chamber is a strong supporter of the Fife FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) program. We invite you to take advantage of a fun opportunity to participate as a judge for the FBLA Puget Sound Region Winter Conference on Saturday, February 5th. FBLA PUGET SOUND REGION WINTER CONFERENCEThe Puget Sound (PS) Future Business…

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Save the date: Voice of the business community needed Jan. 18 and 19

Please join the FME Chamber for our 2022 Legislative Day and Hill Climb on Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Wednesday, Jan. 19. This hybrid event offers a unique opportunity to connect with our state legislators and agency officials, made possible thanks to our partnership with the Association of Washington Business Grassroots Alliance. The agenda includes 15-minute…

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You’re invited to Tacoma Power’s 2022 Integrated Resource Plan workshops!

Tacoma Public Utilities has asked us to share an invitation with you to their Integrated Resource Plan Workshops. These workshops give you the opportunity to have your voice heard regarding how TPU continues to serve our community’s power needs. What is the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)? Every two years, we develop an updated long-range plan…

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Stop State Bill 5096

The FME Chamber encourages you to use your voice to stop State Bill 5096. The state Legislature is considering this bill that introduces a capital gains tax to Washington for the first time. This is the wrong time to introduce any new taxes in Washington. This tax, especially, essentially amounts to a state income tax,…

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Rollback Grant Pierce County CARES

A Rollback Grant has been established to assist local businesses impacted by recently modified restrictions to business. Businesses may receive up to $10,000 from a newly created program from Pierce County. What types of businesses are eligible for the Rollback grant? In-store retail  Arts and culture establishments such as theaters, museums, and entertainment venues  Fitness…

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Port of Tacoma Virtual Tour

Prior to Covid, the Port of Tacoma offered both bus and boat tours to educate the community about the port. They invited the public to hop on a bus or a boat to learn about port through these visits. Bus tours were monthly and the boat tour was once a year. I attended both the…

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Honoring our Veterans

The Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber wants to say thank you to all the heroes who have served our country. Here in Pierce County, there is not a business or an individual who hasn’t been touched by are armed services. Here’s to honoring veterans who gave everything and a thank you to all who serve or…

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Tacoma Dome Link Extension – Sound Transit

Like many businesses, Sound Transit is battling the effects of Covid on their revenues and this impacts the Tacoma Dome Link Extension. As a community project, they want community input. As a result, they are requesting your feedback. Sound Transit is planning the Tacoma Dome Link Extension. This regional light rail expansion will connect both…

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CARES Act

With the $2.2 trillion stimulus package signed today, there is tremendous relief available for small businesses, who are struggling to keep their employees on payroll. Congress has approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It allocates $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact,…

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