June 23, 2021 Covington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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Thursday, July 8, 2021 Lunch-IN
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

To Be Announced

We are currently working on a great speaker line-up for the balance of the year, and are working out speakers, topics and timing. As soon we we have confirmed our speakers and topics, we'll post them online and share via our newsletter. Hopefully, July will be our last virtual luncheon. We'll transition to in-person luncheons in August with our joint luncheon with the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber. Have ideas, suggestions or questions for speakers and topics that are meaningful to your business? Contact us today!
Welcome New Member,
The Game Shelf in Kent!
We are excited to welcome The Game Shelf (12916 SE Kent Kangley Road) to the Covington Chamber! The Game Shelf offers a family-friendly environment for people of all ages to gather for fun gaming experiences. They carry board games, card games, role playing games, tabletop miniatures and more to fulfill your entertainment needs.

Visit them online for more information, including store hours, brands and games. And stay tuned for their return to in-store game play, coming in July! Keep up with their news and updates on Facebook.
Welcome New Member,
Crumbl Cookies!
Please join us in welcoming Crumbl Cookies (16915 SE 272nd St., Covington) to the Covington Chamber family. This locally-owned and managed Crumbl store is home to some of the best cookies in the world. In addition to fan-favorite chilled sugar and award-winning milk chocolate chip cookies, Crumbl offers a weekly rotating menu of 120+ flavors. Their flavors are inspired by desserts of all kinds, from pies and cakes to candies and more! Our description can't do these delightful cookies justice though. You've got to try them to understand how truly amazing they are!

Visit their website and follow them on Facebook for their menu of rotating flavors!
Ready Set Play 2021 Starts July 6!
We are wrapping up the final details for Ready Set Play; finalizing the activity and business participant lists; and we'll be updating the City and Chamber websites early next week. We'll also be visiting participating businesses with their packets, instructions, and brag tags. Stay tuned for more details!
Top 5 Ways to Support a Nonprofit
COVID19 has had an impact on all of us this last year and a half, including a long-lasting impact on our community and nation. Now more than ever, it’s important to spread hope, and one way to do that is by investing in those on the frontlines. Whether it is Vine Maple Place helping single parents facing homelessness, MultiCare or Valley Medical – UW Medicine caring for those who are sick, or The Storehouse or Maple Valley Food Bank feeding those who might not be able to afford food or necessities, nonprofits in our community are working tirelessly to aid those in need. Here are five ways you can support them.
Save the Date: Wed., Aug. 18
Joint Luncheon with Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber
Save the date for our first in-person luncheon on Wednesday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We'll co-host with the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber which is always a good time and a great opportunity to network with other businesses.

This year's event will be hosted by Rein Fire Ranch in Ravensdale, and we'll do our own version of the Olympics -- so bring your skills and your game face for a one-of-a-kind, don't-miss luncheon!
Member News
Valley Medical Center
Community Sponsors Needed for Fundraiser
This September Valley Medical Center is hosting a brand new fundraising event, a virtual golf tournament, Golf FORE Health – Benefitting Valley’s Greatest Needs Fund. We are excited to offer a safe, socially distanced opportunity for our South King County community to show their support!
 
Valley’s Greatest Needs Fund provides vital resources, including patient assistance (nearly $25M annually to help those in need) and critical projects not covered by other funding sources.
 
The virtual tournament allows golfers to play at one of 6 participating courses between September 1-18, scoring their rounds on common app. Scores feed into a shared leaderboard and the event will culminate with a Virtual Happy Hour on Saturday, September 18th at 4:30pm to celebrate our golfers. Player registration will open soon!

Support from businesses within our South King County public hospital district is crucial for a successful event – we need your help! Sponsorships offer an array of publicity options to profile your business and are tax deductible. For more information and to secure your support, please contact Carrie Murayama, Development Officer, 425.690.5956 or carrie_murayama@valleymed.org!
Vine Maple Place -- Urgent Volunteer Needs
More homeless moms and kids are coming to the Family Hope Center than we have seen in 15 months and volunteers are urgently needed! We need your help to recruit volunteers who will make a life-changing impact on families. Please share the following…
 
Vine Maple Place is in urgent need of volunteers to impact the lives of homeless families! Help a mom get a job, mentor a child, recruit a group for a one-day facilities work party - there are many ways to change the lives of moms and kids:

  • URGENT Child & Youth: 21 volunteers needed to care for infants or to work with children up to 12 years old while moms are in class.
  • URGENT Front Desk/Reception: Greet visitors, answer phone and administer temperature checks for COVID screening. 5 volunteers needed for weekday and evening shifts.
  • URGENT Accounting: 2 volunteers needed with experience in accounting and Excel. Flexible weekday hours.
  • Adult Education: Manage Your Money/Budgeting Coach: 5 volunteers needed to teach classes or work one-on-one with moms and dads to develop budgeting skills (virtual or in person)
  • ONE TIME EVENT - Child & Youth Summer Kick-off Event (Wednesday, June 30, 12:30- 4:00 p.m.):  4 volunteers needed to help with kids activities for this special event
  • Unit Cleaning: 4 volunteers needed to help deep clean shelter apartments when a family moves out so that a homeless family can get safe. This opportunity is as needed, week day mornings. Cleaning materials provided.
  • Facilities Team: 4 volunteers needed for yard care and misc. projects including: mowing, weeding, power washing, painting, unit cleaning, painting, storage organization. 
  • One Day Work Parties: Sign up your group for a one day work party (dates available throughout the summer Mondays – Saturdays)

For more information, contact Lisa O'Leary, Volunteer Coordinator, at 425-432-2119, ext. 104, or via email at LisaO@VineMaplePlace.org.
We want to highlight YOUR business!
Membership Spotlight
Each week on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, we feature a Covington Chamber member business. We'd love to tell your story. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one, so we can learn more about your business and get some photos to share with our followers and fans. The Member Spotlights are among our most popular posts, so it is a great way to get noticed. Another great benefit to being a Chamber member!
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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 EVENTS
SAVE THE DATES!

7/08/21: Monthly Luncheon (virtual); speaker TBD

7/15/21: Third Thursday Happy Hour; location TBD

8/18/21: Joint Chamber luncheon (in-person) with Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber

9/09/21: Monthly Luncheon (in-person): It's Member September! Let's celebrate!!!
THANK YOU TO OUR CHAMBER 2021 SPONSORS!
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