September 8, 2020 Covington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
LUNCH-"IN" 9.10.20 *HOT TOPICS IN OLYMPIA*
JOIN US VIRTUALLY.... THIS THURSDAY!
"AN OLYMPIA BUSINESS UPDATE WITH AWB" Covington Chamber Lunch "IN" via Zoom on 9/10! 11:30-12 is our normal general hangout time (just done virtually) then at 12 noon our presentation will begin!
We look forward to engaging with you! "SEE" you soon!
***Make sure to bring your "links" see below in this newsletter for more details and your party hat to celebrate our Chamber's 28th Birthday! Who says you can't party via zoom?***
Join Zoom Meeting: 847 5098 9447
Meeting ID & Password: 741205
*Please note that to protect our meeting there is a password and 'waiting room' to enter - host will add you after you enter the zoom link & password. You are "muted" upon entry. Thank you!
ALERT KING COUNTY!
*Stay Informed Sign Up for Alerts*
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Register your physical address(es), email address(es), and phone number(s) to receive important safety information during an emergency. Sign-up is free.
NOMINATIONS CITIZEN OF THE YEAR BY 9/9
There’s still time to submit nominations for Citizen of the Year and Honorary Citizen of the Year!

These honored individuals have been volunteers, advocates, ambassadors, dedicated residents and real assets of the City of Covington. If you know or have observed such an outstanding individual that deserves to be honored, now is the time to let your City Council know about them!

Nominations can be made by completing this online form https://www.covingtonwa.gov/citizenoftheyear.php by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. #lovethecov #citizenoftheyear

*Photo of our 2019 Citizen of the Year and Karma!
A little different - So much the same!
NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 26!
will be VIRTUAL! Now through October 26th you too can enter! $10 with a photo gets you one entry and $20 without a photo is the "buy out" option (no photo entry)! FAMILIES ENCOURAGED TO PLAY!
**Due to Covid-19 our in person Monster Bash Annual Fundraiser in person will resume next year but for 2020 we can still have fun AND support the good work the Chamber does in our community!
Fill out the Jotform here to get started!: https://form.jotform.com/202117660609047
CHECK OUT A FEW OF OUR ENTRIES BELOW! TaxUSign, Thrive MV and Justin VanLandschoot!
Keep the summer boredom at bay by participating in ReadySetPlay!
8/3-9/30 2020!
This is a completely FREE and fun annual summer program for elementary school-aged kiddos in the Covington area, made possible through a partnership between the Covington Chamber of Commerce, the Kent School District and the City of Covington.
The State Department of Social and Health Services still has funds available to help families pay for groceries! Due to COVID-19 school closures, families who have students eligible for free or reduced lunches (or went to a school where lunches were free for all students) can be eligible to get help with food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program or P-EBT.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 11 at 5:00 PM. Apply online at WashingtonConnection.org
***USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020***
***Kent School District Has Pickup Locations Available***
BETTER 'LINKED' TOGETHER
*Have you taken your "links" photo yet?*
Every year we send out to you in the mail or personally deliver an activity for a team-builder with the chamber and our community! This year our activity is Better "Linked" Together! Don't forget to open up that magic envelope because you'll also find a certificate to pickup your 2 FREE cupcakes from Gracene's Cupcake Boutique (no purchase necessary) to celebrate our upcoming Chamber birthday ... the big 2-8!!!! We can't wait to see your "LINKS"! We have received some adorable submissions so far! Check out the few examples below from Karma at City of Covington, Frank with The Howard Team and Sheri Weberg with Rodan + Fields!
Interested in serving with us on our
Board of Directors? Our Annual Membership Meeting will be 10.8.20 11:30am
Are you interested in serving your community? Supporting local? Encouraging a "we" over "me" feeling? Consider applying for the Chamber Board of Directors 2 year term 2021/2022! Our mission: The Covington Chamber of Commerce is committed to actively promoting a strong local community!
COVID-19 RESOURCES/INFORMATION
Please remember that COVID-19 updates are fluid and ever changing. Make sure to follow credible sources of information and always fact check. If you have questions please contact us so that we may direct you to the correct source and provide up to date information: info@covingtonchamber.org
UPCOMING CHAMBER & COMMUNITY EVENTS
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