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Regional Business Summit Recap

Regional Business Summit Recap May 3, 2021 Written by 425 Business Staff 425 Business magazine highlights the successful Regional Business Summit, which was held virtually on April 29th. This summit was the Chamber of Commerce of Issaquah, Newcatle, Sammamich, Snoqualmie, and Mercer Island. Issaquah’s CEO, Kathy McCory hosted the event. Topics included COVID-19, economic resilience,…

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OneEastside: Small Business Response, Resiliency, Reopen, Recover Together

OneEastside: Small Business Response, Resiliency, Reopen, Recover Together OneEastide – Eastside Recovery Hub OneEastside was formed to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by providing small businesses and non-profits with tools, resources, and other forms of assistance that they need to pivot, recover, and build resiliency. Key activities have included building the Eastside Recovery Hub and…

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McKinsey & Company: How leaders can communicate during COVID-19 recovery

McKinsey & Company: How leaders can communicate during COVID-19 recovery February 3, 2021 By David Honigmann, Ana Mendy, and Joe Spratt When the COVID-19 crisis first erupted, organizations across the world were plunged into such uncertainty it was hard for many to know whether they would emerge intact. Now, though the road ahead remains difficult,…

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Economic Impacts Survey

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…

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2020 Reflections and Visions Forward

2020 Reflections and Visions Forward 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…

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Pivot Plan is Critical for Small Business Survival

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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How to network during a pandemic

How to network during a pandemic

Walking into a room of unfamiliar faces can be daunting, especially when you’re trying to make a good impression at a networking event. As large gatherings are off the agenda due to Covid-19 you might be breathing a sigh of relief, but networking hasn’t gone away. Instead, it’s moved online. Here we take a look at the new rules of networking during a pandemic.

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