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WA Cares Act

June 2, 2021

More information about the WA Cares Act is starting to trickle out. The chamber first told you about it last fall. Washington is the…

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Hiring Woes

May 21, 2021

As we look forward to moving into a full reopening in June, we are hearing about hiring woes from small businesses. Finding qualified, reliable…

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State of the Cities Recording

May 21, 2021

If you missed our virtual luncheon, check out the State of the Cities recording. Elizabeth Thompson of the Law Office of Elizabeth Thompson, chamber…

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Operation Control Our Own Destiny

May 15, 2021

Our colleagues at the Tacoma Pierce Chamber of Commerce shared their Operation Control Our Own Destiny event with the FME Chamber. We received the…

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Entire state is moving toward a June 30 reopening

May 15, 2021

Gov. Inslee has announced that the entire state is moving toward a June 30 reopening. That means all counties in Washington will move to…

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Benefit Summer Youth Programs in FME

May 11, 2021

If you’re wondering about programs that benefit summer youth programs check out Mountain View Community Center. This chamber member is such a great supporter…

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Understanding Salaried Overtime Rules

May 8, 2021

With rules for pay for salaried employees changing last July, understanding salaried overtime rules is a challenge. Fortunately, L&I has some tools to help.…

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Nonprofit Community Recovery Grants

May 5, 2021

Does your nonprofit qualify for the new nonprofit Community Recovery Grant? The recent Restaurant Revitalization Grants offered relief aimed at a sector of the…

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Pause on Roadmap to Recovery

May 4, 2021

While we expected a new evaluation of movement between phases, the governor announced a pause on the roadmap to recovery. On April 16, Pierce…

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April 29, 2021

The SBA is offering a Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide emergency assistance to qualifying businesses. Qualifying food establishments who have experienced revenue loss due…

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Upcoming Tax Increases

April 27, 2021

The 2021 Legislature adjourned on Sunday and we will likely see some upcoming tax increases. Capital Gains Tax The Legislature adopted Senate Bill 5096,…

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State of the Cities 2021

April 23, 2021

Do you wonder about the state of our cities in 2021? While you have a good idea of what the pandemic has done to…

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