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CHAMBER EVENTS  
June Business After Hours
Thursday, June 13, 2013
4 - 6 pm
 
  
June 20 - 23, 2013
 
The luncheon topic will be "The Path Forward on Hanford Clean-Up."
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September 9, 2013
Register your team today!
SMALL BIZ BULLETIN
June 27, 2013
1 - 3 pm
  
Meet the Buyer
June 25, 2013
10 am - 12 pm
MEMBER CONNECTION
Welcome New Members!
 
Center 4 Psychological Services 
Charlette Cole - 509.430.9999 
8382 West Gage Blvd., Ste. J 
Kennewick, WA 99336

Snake River Street Rods
Tim O'Keefe - 509.851.8412
Kennewick, WA 99336

Vizual Assault
Andrew Grissom - 509.308.0651
West Richland, WA 99353

H.A.Z.M.A.T. Entertainments
Rhonda Wait - 1-855-HAZMATE
West Richland, WA 99353

Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Jim Lein - 509.737.7858
8390 W. Gage Blvd., Ste. 112
Kennewick, WA 99336

Fenix Restoration, Inc.
Steve Hudson - 509.943.7500
1910 Butler Loop
Richland, WA 99354 
 
 
Ribbon Cuttings/Groundbreakings for the week of June 10, 2013
Hayden Homes
June 11, 2013 at 11:00 am
6614 Aintree Lane, Pasco, WA (From Rd 68, left on Chapel Hill Blvd., right on Aintree Lane)

3 Eyed Fish Wine Bar
June 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm
1970 Keene Rd., Richland, WA

Groundbreaking - Pasco School District Elementary # 13
Day: June 13, 2013
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Off Rd. 68 and Powerline Rd.

Commercial Tire
June 14, 2013 at 11:30 am
9510 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, WA
 
 
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The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce has joined a statewide network for health and other employee benefit programs. Called the Business Health Trust, the plan provides insurance products and services through chambers of commerce in Washington State. In a tough economy, providing benefits to your employees and saving on essential business services is more valuable than ever. We are here to help.

The Benefit Program includes competitive pricing, comprehensive products, consolidated administration, easy online enrollment, and a worksite wellness program. For more information about enrollment visit
or please contact Patrick Conrad, Government Affairs Director at 509.736.0510 or
In case you missed the May Network Tri-Cities Luncheon

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Charter Communications will be airing our May Network Tri-Cities Luncheon "State of the Cities" program, featuring the mayors of Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, and West Richland on Charter Cable Channel 3. The rebroadcast schedule is set and scheduled to air accordingly: 

  

WEDNESDAYS 7 pm

THURSDAYS

1 pm 
FRIDAYS7 pm
SATURDAYS6 pm
SUNDAYS6 pm

         
The Network Tri-Cities Luncheon programs are now available on Charter On Demand, rebroadcast in HD!  Check your local On Demand programming for availability. The luncheon's are also available on charterchannel3.

Thank you Charter Communications for your continued support of the Regional Chamber and our member businesses!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The Tri-City Regional Chamber's website includes the dates for events, programs and activities. Please visit our website to view our Calendar of Events or call the Regional Chamber at 509.736.0510.
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Weekly V.O.I.C.E.
VISIBILITY | OPPORTUNITIES | INFORMATION | COMMUNICATION | EFFECTIVE
June 10, 2013

Greetings!

 

The Weekly V.O.I.C.E. will keep you closely connected to your fellow members, the chamber and your community. Stay current on upcoming events, important announcements, promotions, legislative updates and more.

REGIONAL CHAMBER UPDATES
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Change In The V.O.I.C.E. 
 
As you may have noticed, the format of the V.O.I.C.E. has changed during the past few weeks. One recent change is that Chamber Events, Small Biz Bulletin and Member Connection are now located in the column on the left side of the page. We invite you to look at these important and frequently changing events, programs and member updates. Please click on the links provided throughout the V.O.I.C.E. to learn more about a specific topic that interests you. 
Don't Miss This Summer's Hottest Car & Motorcycle Show!
Cool Desert Nights, June 20 - 23, Richland, WA
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Presented By HAPO Community Credit Union
Bring your friends and family down to the
20th Annual Cool Desert Nights, a classic car, street rod, and motorcycle show! This four-day, 
family friendly event features Car Cruises, Street Dances, Show N' Shines, Pancake Breakfast, A Bus Pull, Kids' Activities, Awards, Autocross & More!  
 
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June Network Tri-Cities Luncheon 
"The Path Forward on Hanford Clean-Up"
June 26, 2013 
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Sponsored By Basin Pacific
With recent national attention concerning the Hanford Site, this program is of great importance to local business and community leaders. The luncheon will feature Matt McCormick, Manager of DOE Richland Operations Office, and Kevin Smith, Manager of DOE Office of River Protection. 
  
The luncheon will take place on June 26, 2013 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Pasco Red Lion. Cost to attend the luncheon is $20 for Regional Chamber Members and $30 for Non-Members. Reservations are required.  The deadline to register is Friday, June 21, 2013To RSVP call the Regional Chamber at 509.736.0510 or email heather.hoppe@tricityregionalchamber.com.
Sign up today for the Good Health is Good Business 100-Day Wellness Challenge
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The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that registration for the second year of Good Health is Good Business is now open! This is an awareness campaign and a 100-Day Wellness Challenge that promotes the benefits of workplace wellness for businesses and their employees. Don't miss out on this life changing program! Register Today!
Download The Monthly Regional Chamber Newsletter
http://www.tricityregionalchamber.com/member_information/Monthly_Regional_Chamber_Newsletter.aspx
Is the monthly Regional Chamber printed newsletter not getting to your desk at work? Do you want your own copy of the newsletter? We provide a downloadable copy of all of our newsletters so you don't miss any important Regional Chamber news and updates! Visit our website to download a copy.
 
 
 
 
Small Business Incentive Program Member Offerings
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design? You may be interested in offering a discount to Regional Chamber members in conjunction with our Small Business Incentive Program which launches July 1st. If your organization would like to submit a member offering to applicants, such as a discount on items or services, please contact Ashley Coronado at 509.736.0510 or ashley.coronado@tricityregionalchamber.com. Member offerings will be listed on the Small Business Incentive Program webpage. 
Take a Communications Survey and Be Entered To Win Prizes! 
We value your feedback! Please take five minutes and participate in our Communications Survey. Participants will be entered to win a gift certificate of $40 to the Thai Elephant and a FREE advertisement in our Friday eBlast (value $50). Click the following link to take the survey:
 
After completing the survey, email kelli.raines@tricityregionalchamber.com to be entered to win the prize. The winner will be emailed on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Wondering How To Spread The Word About Your Event, Product Or Service?
Advertise to over 1,500 business professionals by including a newsletter insert in the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce's monthly newsletter! This unique advertising opportunity provides a venue to directly reach Regional Chamber members with your personalized flyer. Space is limited and reservations are necessary! Cost of newsletter inserts varies depending on membership level. To request an agreement for newsletter inserts or learn more about this marketing tool, contact Kelli Raines, Communications Coordinator, at 509.736.0510 or kelli.raines@tricityregionalchamber.com.
PUBLIC POLICY PULSE
REMINDER: The Tri-Cities Legislative Council Thank You Reception has been postponed  

Due to the special session in Olympia, the Tri-Cities Legislative Council is rescheduling the annual Thank You Reception to a date to be determined. The reception was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th.  

Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Know If They Will Insure Under Obamacare 
Published by Dan Mangan, CNBC 
There's no assurance folks will be buying insurance under Obamacare, and that could spell trouble for the Affordable Care Act. 
Affordable Care Act: What you need to know
The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving as the authority on legislative issues, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Over the coming months, the Regional Chamber will provide a Question and Answers section on the basics of the ACA on the Regional Chamber website. The section will focus on what businesses need to know and where and how they can get the best information.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange Selects Organizations for In-Person Customer Support Program 
Published by the Washington Health Exchange
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced the selection of lead organizations to provide in-person assistance as part of the Washington Healthplanfinder Customer Support Program. Washington Healthplanfinder is a new way for people to find, compare and enroll in health insurance in Washington starting Oct., 1, 2013.
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Two polls draw wildly different conclusions about transportation tax package - offer a measure of voter mood after bridge collapse 
Published by Erik Smith, Washington State Wire
A pair of polls released last week come to wildly differing conclusions about public support for a transportation tax package, but demonstrate how the current $8.4 billion proposal might be justified to the folks back home - and show that as always, with polls, it's all in how you ask the question.
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COMMUNITY & MEMBER NEWS
Wildhorse named Finalist for the Northwest Meeting & Events Best of Awards

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Dig Into Reading With Your Library This Summer!

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Ninety-Nines Air Race Classic

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Making Sense of Patterns in the Twitterverse

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Grand Opening Event

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Benton PUD pays $2.26 Million in Privilege Taxes

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Documentary Film "Pandora's Promise" in Theaters Next Week

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Registration for International Quinoa Research Symposium now open 

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Wildhorse Events And Promotions In June

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Bioenergy Field Day at the GreenWood Resources Boardman Tree Farm

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'Honeycrisp Experience: Production, Harvest and Storage' topic of WSU workshop series

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Kennewick Senior Center

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Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon Recruiting Wiener Dogs 

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Dogs help improve moods among teens in treatment

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Alaskan Nurse Riding Bicycle From Seattle, WA To Hamilton, Montana In An Effort To Improve Health Of Babies And Raise Awareness Of The March Of Dimes

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Warm spring concludes with historic May weather

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We hope that you enjoyed this week's edition of the V.O.I.C.E..  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of this publication please contact Kelli Raines at the Regional Chamber office at 509.736.0510.  Remember it is good business to do business with members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 

Sincerely,

Kelli Raines
Communications Coordinator
Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce