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Economic Impacts Survey

January 6, 2021

King County, the City of Seattle, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Seattle Partners are coordinating a regional effort to assess the economic impacts related to COVID-19. This is the third round of a regional survey, which will help us understand trends in impacts faced by businesses and non-profits. Information collected in this…

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2020 Reflections and Visions Forward

January 6, 2021

December 30, 2020   Happy Holidays Mercer Island Community Partners,   As we close out the tremendously difficult year, we look forward to a new year with hope and confidence for our local businesses. We are proud to represent them and we will continue to work hard to provide them information and access to resources…

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Extended Ban on Indoor Dining and Gyms Remain Closed- Until 1/11/21

January 5, 2021

Provided by The Hill, authored by Celine Castronuovo Gov. Jay Inslee (D) extended a statewide ban on indoor dining as well as gyms and fitness centers for at least an additional week amid surges in coronavirus infections. The restrictions began in mid-November and were set to expire on January 4th but have now been extended…

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Microsoft Puts Money, Tech Behind Helping Washington Workers, Nonprofits, Schools

December 22, 2020

When your business is poised for the next level of success, every detail and minute counts. That’s why having the right tech help and tools can be so important when you are trying to grow and expand your business. Wondering what sort of help to look for? We at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce encourage you to consider finding tools and hiring help with the following projects.

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Pivot Plan is Critical for Small Business Survival

August 31, 2020
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival

When people describe entrepreneurs and small business owners as resilient, there has never been a time when that has been truer than the past six months.

As businesses deal with a new reality and “business as usual” takes on an entirely new meaning, most businesses need to rethink and retool how they do business in order to survive. A pivot plan is critical.

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