Chamber Insider Tip
Shop, Dine, & Visit Local  – The holidays are here and with them come the Spirit of Giving (and spending)! As you do your shopping, gathering, and dining this season, consider visiting your fellow Chamber Member businesses first. Our Seattle Southside community has so much to offer and when you buy goods and services in the Southside, you put dollars back into our local economy. Happy holidays and remember to #ShopSmall #BuyLocal! 
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November New Members

David Inman Productions
Dianne Vomaske Day Care
Jewels 4 You
Keller Williams Realty - Eza Ward
Kintsugi Physical Therapy and Wellness
True Nature Hypnotherapy
Are you maximizing your membership benefits?
Contact your Membership & Programs Manager, Renatta Emerson, to ensure you are taking advantage of all the Chamber has to offer.

Featured Articles
Tukwila Spirit of Giving Drive
Tukwila Parks and Recreation has joined forces with the Tukwila Children's Foundation for the 2019 Spirit of Giving Campaign. Together, with your help, we will reduce financial stress and help create a time of ease and joy for Tukwila children. Three out of every four elementary-aged students in Tukwila qualify for free or reduced lunch and about 76% of Tukwila families are living below the poverty line. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to help 175 families in Tukwila this December. With your help, we will provide toys and other important items of need this holiday season.
Drop-off sites include the Tukwila Community Center, Tukwila City Hall, Tukwila Fire Department Station 51, and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. Monetary contributions can also be made at the link below. The deadline for donations is Wednesday, December 11th.
Highline Medical Center Foundation's
Keepsake Christmas
For every $50 donated during the month of December, the Highline Medical Center Foundation is gifting a clay hand and footprint keepsake ornament to families with a baby born in our Childbirth Center. The Foundation supports the Childbirth Center families in many ways including providing diapers, car seats, pack n plays, and supplies to new mothers and babies in need.
By giving to the Highline Medical Center Foundation this holiday season, you can touch a local family and show your support in a very special way. Join us in going above and beyond for the newest members of our community.
Give A Birthday Gift for Christmas!
Eileen & Callie’s Place , along with several local sponsors, is hosting the 2nd Annual Celebrate 18! , a county-wide birthday party prepared for 100 girls turning 18 and aging out of the foster care system in 2020.

Historically, to many girls aging out of foster care, turning 18 is not a time to celebrate, but rather a time of anxiety; many are without clear direction or support as they transition into adulthood. We can change that experience. At Celebrate 18 ! each young lady will receive a...
  • New outfit contributed by local retailers including clothes, shoes, and accessories so that each girl gets to put together an outfit that works for her
  • Makeover by beauticians who will be on hand to style and/or cut hair, apply makeup, and give manicures
  • Duffel bag with wheels to help transport their belongings as they move around
  • Swag bag filled with everyday necessities
  • Journal
  • Celebrate 18! t-shirt
Cascade e-Commerce Solutions:
What is Reputation Management?
Reputation Management is the process of responding to reviews expressed publicly by customers and the media. Historically this work was performed by public relations professionals and was communicated through print, radio, and television.
The goal of reputation management is to maintain a positive image for a business or organization.
4th Annual SnackPack Auction Dinner
We at Still Waters: Services for Families in Transition have had a great time sharing the vision of Tukwila Weekend SnackPack during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month in Tukwila. Since the inception of our program, we have served over 150,000 weekend meals to an average of 150 Tukwila students each week. Our kids struggle with food and housing insecurity, and the meals we provide help them return to school after the weekend ready to engage in learning. We invite you to visit our Tukwila Weekend SnackPack Facebook page to enjoy some of the highlights of this month's activities.
We are now gearing up for our 4th Annual SnackPack Auction Dinner to be held Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Des Moines. Chamber members have been great supporters of us in the past years and we want to extend to you the opportunity to become a sponsor. #NoChildHungryInTukwila
Top 5 Ways to Avoid Litigation
While there is no way to completely insulate your business from litigation, there are certain steps that every business owner should take to avoid litigation where possible. Below are five easy steps that every business owner can take immediately to help avoid litigation:

  1. Get It in Writing: Reduce all agreements to writing and have all parties sign the agreement.
  2. Read the Agreement Before Signing It: Many contracts will have terms and provisions which limit your rights or place you in a disadvantageous position.
  3. Keep Good Records: Generate, keep and retain documentation for all business activities.
  4. Don’t Let Problems Fester: At the first sign of trouble, address the problem directly.
  5. Consult with an Attorney Early and Often: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Morning Buzz
December 4, 2019
8:30am to 9:30am
Chamber Office
Annual Holiday Luncheon
December 13, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Rainier Golf & Country Club
Spotlight Event
SSCCLC Legislative Breakfast
Renton Red Lion
December 6 at 7:00am
Join the South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition to share and discuss our 2020 legislative priorities. Hear about important topics to the South Sound, such as transportation, housing, and higher education.
This event is brought to you by
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce partner
December Events Calendar
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