• Welcome to the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce

     

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    COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATES HERE:
     

     

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  • Support WeLoveMI Covid-19 Relief Campaign

    The community led WeLoveMI COVID-19 Relief Campaign supports our small businesses and nonprofits during this pandemic crisis. Our community raised their arms around these businesses and we are proud to be a part of such a supportive group. Please visit WeLoveMI.org and donate, if you are able. Also, help promote this campaign through your social media and other communication tactics. Use #WeLoveMI to call attention to the campaign and generate support of it. Supporting any Mercer Island business helps support YOUR business. All businesses lift each other!

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    Washington State Phased Approach to Reopening

    On May 4th, 2020 Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-25.3 and outlined the “Safe Start” plan, a phased approach to re-open Washington’s economy. Under the plan, businesses and activities will re-open in phases with adequate social distancing measures & health standards in place. Businesses may also need to meet additional requirements developed specifically for their industry.

    COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

    This guidance spells out reopening requirements for Essential Businesses and Businesses in Phase 1 of the Reopening. Specifics on businesses like construction, car washes, landscape services and curb-side pick-up at retailers can be found here.

    Directive to Wear Face Coverings

    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as: Stores that sell food and beverages, retail stores, restaurant take-out and food businesses, cannabis shops and stores that sell dietary supplements, tobacco and vapor shops, buses, light rail, and other forms of public transportation.

  • MI Business Support

  • MI Business Map

    During the Stay At Home, Stay Healthy order, many businesses are still operating at a limited capacity either via email, online orders or appointments.

    Mercer Island Media company, Fexy Media, created this interactive map of Mercer Island Businesses. It is updated regularly and directs you to each business website or contact info. Please use it to continue to continue to see what businesses operate on MI and to support those closed during the pandemic due to the Governor's orders.

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  • #TakeOutTuesday

    The Chamber is proud to work with the City of Mercer Island to support our local businesses!

    To help local restaurants during this challenging time, the Chamber and City are launching a Take-Out Tuesday campaign.

    Since many local restaurants are now offering take-out or delivery, let's show our support by ordering out on Tuesdays, or any other day of the week for that matter. Spread the word!

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  • MI Fitness Is Still Going!

    Many of our fitness facilities are conducting online classes. Please see the list and links before for more information on how to still patron our fitness facilities.

    MI Athletic Club, Yogabliss, BarreRev, Orangetheory, MI Crossfit, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Jazzercise,  KixAndSpinz, Club Pilates

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  • #WeGotThisWA: Unemployment Fraud and ESD Update

    Thursday, June 4

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Employment Security Department of Washington State started seeing an uptick in fraudulent claims in late April to early May 2020. At this point, they have seen tens of thousands of individuals whose stolen information has been used to file fraudulent claims which translates into hundreds of millions of dollars.Hear how ESD is working with federal and state agencies and banks to recover as much as possible, how businesses should manage employer notices, and how employees can best mitigate personal risk.

     

    6 Chamber Virtual Networking Breakfast

    Friday, June 5

    7:30 - 9:00 AM

    Reconnect with members from 6 Chambers - Bellevue, Issaquah, Newcastle, Sammamish, SnoValley and Mercer Island at our first virtual event. Get connected with chamber members from outside your city and build biz to biz relationships.

     

    Elevate NW Series: Managing Cash Flow During Difficult Times Webinar

    Friday, June 12

    11:00 - 12:00 PM

    Cash is the “oxygen” that breathes life into a business. Without it a business can function briefly, however, a prolonged shortage can cause the whole system to break down. The current global pandemic has made it incredibly challenging for businesses to maintain their cash flow and it can be alarming to consider the hit your business’s liquidity. However, careful planning provides a viable solution to these difficult times.

    Presented by: Seattle Chamber of Commerce

     

    Using Your Business' Digital Presence During COVID-19 and Beyond

    Tuesday, June 16

    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    For small businesses, establishing an online presence wasn’t a top priority, but recent shifts have forced business owners to make quick changes to their operations and strategies. Topics of discussion will be: website revenue generation, social media techniques to boost engagement, newsletter and email strategies, and more.

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    Reopening Sanitization Products

    Mercer Island company Pacific MRO has commercial-grade and volume hand sanitizer, sanitizer dispensers, plexiglass shields and social distancing stickers available for immediate delivery.

    Please visit www.pacificmro.com for more information and/or download this pricesheet here.

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  • Downloadable signage for your customers and employees on how to minimize the risk of COVID-19 at restaurants, grocery stores, childcare centers and apartment buildings

    https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/posters.aspx

     

  • Revised Office Hours During COVID-19 Crisis:

    The Chamber office will be closed until May2nd, or until further notice. Our staff, Laurie Givan, will be working from home and can be reached by email at info@mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org. You can also call the office and leave a message 206.232.3404. We will check messages 3x/day on the week days.

    Of course in any emergency, please call 911.

    Thank you for understanding and please stay healthy, safe and empathetic to our fellow businesses.

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