April 28, 2020 Covington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
If you have time to read only 1 document regarding reopening your business - READ THIS!
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Gov. Jay Inslee announced today a partial re-opening of some outdoor recreation activities.
As of Tuesday, May 5, some outdoor recreation will be allowed with appropriate safety precautions, including: fishing; hunting; playing golf; and day use at state parks, state public lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources and at state Fish and Wildlife areas.
“Outdoor recreation is one of the best things we can do to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being for Washingtonians during a time of great stress and isolation," Inslee said. "And springtime in our state is Washington at its best and people want to be out enjoying outdoor activities in a safe and responsible way.
“If we see a sharp uptake in the number of people who are getting sick or are not following appropriate steps, then we won’t hesitate to scale this back again. This is not a return to normal. This is only a beginning phase of relaxing outdoor recreation restrictions.”
Public gatherings, events, team sports and camping, among other things, are not resuming at this time.
Read the full plan on  the governor's Medium page
Let's Show Our Support For The Class Of 2020!
*Thank you Paul from Red Canoe & Adam from Outpatient Physical Therapy for starting the photo support fun!
4/6/2020 Gov. Inslee extended the school closure through the rest of the school year. We want to pull together to create a video slideshow showing the graduating class of 2020 for Kentwood and Kentlake HS just how much we care for them. WE NEED YOU! Please email us an image with a word on it showing how much you care for the graduating class! Feel free to be wearing a business logo/in front of your business just make sure you are close enough that we can read the paper. Example would be "proud", "we love you", "congratulations". Think outside the box. No, you don't have to be part of a business to participate! Have fun! *The less words the easier it is to read. Simple and Sweet! DUE BY: 5/10/2020 Email Images To: info@covingtonchamber.org
Virtual LUNCH-"IN" 5.14.20 A Green River College Update & Small Business Support Information
An update from Green River College Continuing Education and information on Small Business Support!

We will hold our regular "luncheon" as a virtual "Lunch-IN" on May 14th. We will have an update from Green River College Continuing Education and include information on Small Business Support. Feel free to join in at any point: 11:30am-12pm is our normal general networking just done virtually then at 12 noon we will mute all microphones and our presentation will begin with Tsai-En Cheng, Dean of Branch Locations Academic and Program Development. We look forward to engaging with you! If you are ordering a lunch to have during this time make sure to check out our member list: https://www.covingtonwachamber.com/members/ "SEE" you soon!
Time: May 14, 2020 11:30 AM. 11:30-12 is networking and presentation starts at noon.
Meeting ID: 813 3128 8285 Password: 575238
*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!

Lily Tran has been in the accounting industry since 2003. She became an Enrolled Agent (EA) in February of 2016 and launched her own tax firm business serving individual and small business clients across the United States. She rebranded her business in the Fall of 2019 to  TaxUSign , a virtual tax firm providing dedicated professional tax assistance anywhere, anytime. We have been a proud member of the Covington Chamber of commerce since 2019. Our mission is to make taxes the least of people’s worries. Our vision is a country where people have more time and are more confident about their taxes whenever they’re at in life. Remember, our tagline: Virtual tax help for whatever life throws at you.
Phone:  253-234-7180
Address: P.O. Box 5887, Kent, WA 98064
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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
5/14 Virtual Lunch-"In" with an update from Green River College Continuing Education & Small Business Support! 11:30-1pm Click HERE (password is 575238)
5/21 Third Thursday After Hours 4:30-6:30pm at Kent Community Foundation! DETAILS HERE. If we cancel this due to Covid-19 Stay Home-Stay Safe then this will become a virtual zoom happy hour.


For additional info on the above events, view our Community Calendar  

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