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,…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More