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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page . April 25, 2017 Five Ways to Participate in #SmallBusinessWeek Every day, small business owners and entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest work relentlessly to grow their businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation and increase our competitiveness in the global economy. During National Small Business Week (NSBW) – ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Call Us Today 206-800-7379 Dr. Dee Awarded RealSelf Top Doctor! RealSelf Top Doctor status is awarded to a select group of doctors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to answering consumer questions and who are transparent about their level of service by encouraging patients to post unbiased reviews and ratings. Glow Medispa is led by Dr. Kate Dee, whose dedication to her patients and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, April 24, 2017
04.24.17 Update on Avalon and Roxbury Paving Projects City of Seattle Department of Transportaton (SDOT) is kicking off the planning and outreach for a new round of paving projects that will be constructed as soon as 2019. They have provided the following information: In West Seattle, we have two projects: SW Avalon Way and SW Roxbury St . Links for fact sheets: SDOT Avalon Paving Fact Sheet ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 20, 2017
396 representatives of WSCC members were emailed a survey focused on finding out what advertising members use to promote their business. 36% opened the email and 51% of those that opened the email completed the survey. Yes, 59 people completed the survey and many took the opportunity to contribute comments. We asked four questions and added are a few thoughts that jumped out from the results. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research
Thursday, April 20, 2017
How does one learn about the many ways the West Seattle Library supports the business community? In terms of best individual contacts at the Library for business-related questions, the local point person is West Seattle librarian Nancy Slote ( nancy.slote@spl.org ), who also works closely with our systemwide business librarian Jay Lyman ( jay.lyman@spl.org ). The “Library to Business” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Getting the Most from Your Meetings April 25th, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Gain tips related to the four essentials of productive meetings: planning, participating, presenting and producing. Other topics include meeting formats and when to vary them, responding to conflict in a meeting and meeting follow-through. ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Maria Groen recipient of the 2017 Westside Awards Westsider of the Year! Aside from her professional life as Senior Director of Development at The School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, Maria has also been a full-time champion within West Seattle. Most recently she helped raise the funds for the new West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA expansion. So many within ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Chamber Event, Human Interest
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Peel And Press , the 2017 Westside Awards Emerging Business of the Year! What's great about Peel and Press besides the food? The Passion. On his website when answering the question "What is this place?" owner Dan Austin answers, "This place is my dream". Dan and his team bring that passion to the table and the community. Stop by and Congratulate Peel and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Chamber Event, General News Article
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Southwest Youth And Family Services , the recepient of the 2017 Westside Award Not-For-Profit of the Year! SWYFS first began working with West Seattle and White Center low-income youth in 1979. Since then they have been partnering with youth and their families to transform their futures. That is their mission. In photo is WSCC Board Member Mary Jean Stephens with SWYFS ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Chamber Event, General News Article
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Eldercare Consulting LLC the recipient of the 2017 Westside Awards Business of the Year. Trish Throop has been helping families find the best care solutions for their loved ones since 2006. Eldercare Consulting first started when Trish found herself in the same position that many of her clients are in, and this is one of the many things that make her great at what she does. In ...read more
Categories: Chamber Event, Human Interest, Chamber, Community
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The following notice was received by the West Seattle Chamber on 4/13/2018. Final Administrative Rules posted for City of Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance Secure Scheduling Ordinance to go into effect on July 1, 2017; soft launch until December 31 The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announces the final Administrative Rules for Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance ( SMC 14.22 ). ...read more
Monday, April 10, 2017
We are happy to announce Closetbox recently joined the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce! Many of us have run into those moments where we wished we had a little more space. While Mary Poppin's magic bag hasn't hit the market yet, Closetbox presents a solution that pretty darn close. " Closetbox was founded to free you from the hassle of loading, hauling, and moving into storage. We ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Welcome to Rudy's Barbershop, one of our new member's this year. One of their tag lines is " A Community you can count on". ​ When they first moved to West Seattle two years ago the dove in head first and partnered with Delridge Community Center. “Good people. Good Vibes. Rudy’s is about the shared experiences of people and place. Our shops reflect our ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Welcome to Relay For Life West Seattle, one of this year's new members. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Relay For Life's West Seattle Location will be at Hiawatha Park. Fun Fact: Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, March 27, 2017
Give a warm welcome to Glo Dental Studio​, not only are they a new member to the WSCC, but they are also a new to West Seattle. Even though they haven't been here long, Dr. Winn and his team have already made a commitment to give back to our community. Check out their new beautiful office by clicking the link below. http://westseattle.wschamber.com/list/member/glo-dental-studio-6144
Categories: Chamber
Monday, March 27, 2017
Welcome to Sea-Town Real Estate, one of this year's new members. If you want to see a Real Estate website unlike any other check out Real Estate Renegade Christian Harris's. He sets the bar high with the promise of different experience and then he continues to set the bar higher and higher. http://westseattle.wschamber.com/list/member/sea-town-real-estate-6145
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The West Seattle Branch of U.S. Bank joined the WSCC this year and it's time to give them a warm welcome! Right now their webpage greets you with such a great phrase, "Dreams don't wait. Neither should you. Let U.S. Bank help you achieve yours". On SW Edmunds St Branch Manager Anthony Norrell and Business Specialist August Matteo are there to help you and your business. ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Welcome to Faceforward Skincare LLC one of our new members this year. Balance of Mind, Body, & Spirit Faceforward Skincare is a private spa in Southwest West Seattle. Owner Hilary Petta provides clients with a customized M.A.D. facial that targets their individual needs. Her philosophy is that each facial she gives should help the recipient find balance in mind, body & spirit. ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is currently in the review process for revisions to Chapter 90 Rules for Seattle's Minimum Wage Ordinance ( SMC 14.19 ). The revisions reflect legislation establishing OLS as an independent office, changes resulting from the Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance of 2015 , revisions to Washington State's ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Administrative Rules proposed for City of Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has proposed Administrative Rules for Seattle's Secure Scheduling Ordinance ( SMC 14.22 ). Members of the public have until Tuesday, March 28 to comment on these proposed rules. The Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance A pplies To: Retail and food services establishments ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The minimum wage will be $11 per hour in 2017 The minimum wage applies to all jobs, including agriculture. Employers must pay employees age 16 and older at least $11 per hour in 2017. Employers are allowed to pay 85 percent of the minimum wage to employees under age. For 2017, this rate is $9.35 per hour. Seattle, Tacoma, and the City of SeaTac currently have higher minimum wage rates. The local ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Paid sick leave requirements Starting January 1, 2018 , employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Accrual Paid sick leave shall accrue at a minimum rate of one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked as an employee. An employee is entitled to use accrued paid sick leave beginning on the 90th calendar day after the start of employment. ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Give a warm WSCC welcome to The Skin Butik, a new West Seattle Chamber member in 2017! Located in Morgan Junction, Skin Butik is a personal spa that honors Founder Sara Lowe's Swedish heritage. Sara and her team have created a beautiful environment where clients receive "the utmost personal attention while fully relaxing in a safe place, free of inhibition and scrutiny". ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Fair Chance Employment Ordinance "Seattle's Fair Chance Employment (FCE) Ordinance restricts how employers can use conviction and arrest records during the hiring process and course of employment within [Seattle] city limits." This ordinance went into effect November 1, 2013. It was formerly the Job Assistance Ordinance (JAO) renamed in January to the FCE. The Law: Prohibits ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST) Requires employers to provide paid sick and safe time for employees. PSST can be used for an employee's absence from work due to illness, medical appointments, or critical safety issue, including domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The ordinance applies to all employers with more than four full-time equivalent employees. All employees are ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance On December 2, 2014, Mayor Murray signed an ordinance that provides Seattle workers with additional protections from wage theft. The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) can investigate workers’ complaints of nonpayment of wages and tips. The Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance creates an administrative process for addressing wage theft complaints but does not ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, October 27, 2016
COSTCO Business visits WSCC The WSCC is always on the lookout for tips that reduce cost for businesses. Recently Costco Business (located in Fife) visited and we found they now deliver to West Seattle each week. The variety and quantity of office, event, restaurant, and miscellaneous business supplies is much different than the Costco we visit for groceries. Delivery is $25 and we have vouchers ...read more
Categories: Chamber