CITY LEADERS SHOULDER SOME BLAME FOR AMAZON'S MOVE TO BELLEVUE
Amazon worldwide operations team is moving to Bellevue. As one developer noted, “People who want to live in Seattle are typically just getting started. When they get a few years older, they start thinking about good public and private schools, they want to have a swing in their backyard.” Are other Puget Sound moves in the works?
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS - FIND OUT HOW
At the Chamber's Environmental Luncheon, we've got a full agenda. Tacoma Public Utilities will review of their environmental efforts, and UWT's Center for Social Responsibility's will discuss economic opportunities created through ridding the planet of waste tires and plastics. Plus, we'll learn how Tacoma businesses are improving our business climate by protecting our natural environment.
LNG WILL LEAD THE WAY TO A DECREASE IN GREENHOUSE GASSES STUDY CONCLUDES
Despite vocal opposition to the LNG facility, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has released a 57-page Final Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS), confirming that the use of LNG...is predicted to result in an overall decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, as LNG would replace petroleum-based fuels for marine vessels, trucks, and peak shaving.
LINK STATION PLACEMENT CAN HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Although light rail from Tacoma to the airport is years away, you can help impact planning now. The regional transportation agency is holding a series of open houses this month from Federal Way to Tacoma to take input on routes and station locations.
CITIZEN-SERVICEMEMBERS HAVE A DOUBLE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY - LET'S RECOGNIZE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS
The Howard O.Scott Citizen-Servicemember of the Year Award recognizes the civic contributions of our Citizen-Soldiers (Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen). Now is your chance to nominate someone you know.
REPRESENTATIVE DEREK KILMER, AMONG OTHERS, RECOGNIZED FOR SUPPORTING JOB GROWTH
"We commend those leaders in Washington who recognize the vital role these businesses play and support them through commonsense, growth-oriented policy,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Small Business Roundtable offers entrepreneurs and employees of small businesses the opportunity to engage with other Chamber members to discuss and find solutions to their pressing business issues. Three times per month!
The next Small Business Roundtable is Wed., April 10
7:30am-9:00am at the Financial Network (University Place).