Chamber/City/County CONNECTS YOU!

We invite you to join a city and county business resources teleconference call to learn more about the resources being made available to businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Hosted by: Tara Doyle-Enneking - CEO Puyallup Sumner Chamber

Presenters include:

  • Betty Capestany - Pierce County Economic Development
  • Gary Wescott - Pierce County (Covid-19 Business Impact)
  • Meredith Neal - City of Puyallup, Economic Development Manager
  • Jason Wilson - City of Sumner, City Administrator
  • Mayor Bill Pugh - City of Sumner

JOIN US THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Stay tuned for call in details to be provided tomorrow!

Championing business and stronger communities

Our Chamber exists to be the catalyst for business growth, the convener for leaders and influencers, and the champion of business and stronger communities. In order to support our members and the local businesses of Puyallup and Sumner, we are:

  • Finding ways to connect while keeping social distance and other best practices. In light of recent bans on gatherings, we are turning our March 31 Lunch & Learn into a virtual event - more info later in this newsletter. We’re also finding it necessary to suspend formal Chamber Wake Ups for the time being. That said, if you are feeling healthy and you wish to support local businesses, you might consider visiting Electric Coffee House for your favorite coffee beverage to go.

  • Calling all local small businesses: We want to amplify your messages and we want to hear from you. Please keep us informed of any specials or promotions your business is offering. We will promote those at and will provide ways for those in our community to barter services if they choose to do so.
Social distancing? Dining room closures?
Here’s how you can support local eateries!

Our friend Sue Kidd of (formerly of The News Tribune) has compiled a spreadsheet of Pierce County restaurants with takeout. self-delivery or third party delivery. The spreadsheet is public and shareable and can be found here: 

If you’re a restaurant owner and you would like to be included on the list, email Restaurant owners should include name, address, phone number, website, details of takeout and any self delivery or third party delivery, such as Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc. 
City of Puyallup & Puyallup Main Street Association take measures to support restaurants providing takeout

Is your restaurant providing takeout? The City of Puyallup & Puyallup Main Street Association want to help you by making it easier for patrons to park & pick up! Here's how: They are providing cones that restaurant owners can place in front of their business to reserve parking for customers to use when picking up takeout (or curbside pickup).

Cones can be picked up at the Chamber office starting Wednesday, March 18. Please call or email ahead to confirm pickup at (253) 845-6755 or

Please note the Chamber is operating on a modified schedule, 10am - 3pm Monday-Friday.
Leverage Your LinkedIn;
Information Technology For Businesses
We have a special Virtual Lunch & Learn planned to give you relevant takeaways for networking as well as IT!

LinkedIn expert Stoney Welborn will share how to leverage your LinkedIn profile to build your network, create attention, and provide value. Bonus topic: Information Technology expert Ethan Penton will share tips for small business owners and employees seeking to manage security and optimize performance, as well as budgeting. 


Stoney Welborn is the Owner/ Operator of HireCall Staffing with Purpose. He has 24 years of extensive experience in the hospitality and staffing industries. 

Ethan Penton is the owner of Rainier Managed IT Services, providing simple and cost effective IT solutions to optimize business operations, manage risk and deliver measurable value with predictable monthly costs. 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm

A Facebook Live Presentation

Free to both Chamber members and non-members

This Virtual Lunch & Learn provides a tremendous opportunity for exposure! Chamber Facebook Live posts typically reach 2,000+ viewers, compared to our typical reach of 35-50 attendees at a traditional Lunch & Learn. This will include logo exposure during the broadcast as well as five minutes of "podium time" at the start of the event. For more information please contact CEO Tara Doyle-Enneking at or (253) 845-6755.
It is safe to donate blood: A message from Cascade Regional Blood Services

Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) is the sole provider of blood products for MultiCare Health System. It is imperative that healthy individuals continue to donate to minimize disruptions to the blood supply. 

CRBS’ donation centers in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way are operating on normal business hours. If you are healthy and have not donated in the past 56 days, or have never donated before, please consider donating.

The coronavirus does not pose any risk to blood donors, either during the donation process or from attending organized blood drives. Cascade Regional Blood Services is the place where healthy people gather to save lives.

For more information, visit
Small Shop Showdown

Do you have a great idea for a retail business? Enter to win the Small Shop Showdown, where one budding retail business will win free rent at the South Hill Mall and get a jump start on success!

Applications will be accepted between March 9 and April 13, and the winner will be announced May 4.

Learn more about the Shop Small Showdown and apply at
Have news to report in Chamber Chatter? Email for more information.
Through a partnership between Pierce County and the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County, Invest Pierce County was launched in mid-2019 to assist organizations that are considering doing business in the region, providing a listing of sites and buildings.
The Washington SBDC is your resource for no-cost expert advising, management training, market intelligence and more! They even have a local representative right here in our community who offers one-on-one confidential advising to help you make the most of your business. We encourage all Chamber members to check it out!

Learn more at
Did you know that our Chamber offers health benefits for your company? Email Ivy today at if you are interested in learning how you can save money with this great Chamber member benefit.
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