To support and foster the growth, development and advancement
of the businesses of Mercer Island
while promoting Mercer Island as a special place to do business, live, work and play.
Speaker: Benjamin Maritz from McKinsey & Company
As the King County region's prosperity increases, so does our most acute social problem: homelessness.
How does this seeming paradox manage to persist? Why does a rising tide not raise all ships?
Recent research from McKinsey, to be published in December, suggests that there is a clear link between homelessness, inequality, and housing. While there are no silver bullets that can solve this problem, concerted efforts can make a difference. Coordination on housing policy between city and county, public and private sector, and concerned citizens of all income levels is required. The McKinsey research lays out the causes of the issue and takes the first steps toward charting a path forward.
Thursday, December 5th
12 - 1 pm ~ Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Shop. Eat. Enjoy. LOCAL
We are launching our Shop. Eat. Enjoy. LOCAL campaign again this year starting the week of Thanksgiving. Please look for our yard signs out around town and at our chamber members' businesses.
Please remember to support our local restaurants, stores, salons, fitness facilities, doctor offices and more during the holiday season.
If you're not currently a member of the chamber, join and get one of these signs for your business. Contact the Chamber for more info.