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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Southwest Youth and Family Services (a WSCC member)  Gala honors ‘genuine, giving, caring’ volunteers Jim Guenther & Sandy Adams (WSCC members) - Article by West Seattle BlogClick here
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
November 7, 2017 To:  All Members of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce   On October 23rd, the West Seattle Chamber alerted members to a hearing scheduled to discuss a head-tax proposal.  This proposal continues to move forward at City Hall.  This proposed new tax would impact any business doing over $5 million gross a year and would cost those employers $100 per employee.  One concern is ...read more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Verity Credit Union Announces West Seattle Branch(Click here for Press Release)
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Check out Sea-Town Real Estate's write up in the West Seattle Blog about our Grand Opening on Thursday night (Nov. 9th)! Hope many of my fellow WS Chamber members and business owners can make it out! http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/biznote-grand-opening-of-sea-town-real-estates-expanded-space-during-thursdays-west-seattle-art-walk/ You can also find out more and RSVP at our FB Event page ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 18, 2017
Welcome new member B's Po Boy Seattle to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce! B’s Po Boy strives to give you the best and most authentic culinary experience outside of New Orleans to Alki. Walk in and you'll find delicious sandwiches, Cajun & Creole dishes, warm beignets, and of course beer, wine & spirits!
Categories: Chamber, Community
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Welcome to new West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Member With Pause. With Presence. With Perspective. With Pause. Renee Metty challenges the individuals she works with to take more from life by living in the Present. She's realized "that by pausing and creating some space to intentionally 'create' rather than merely react, our quality of life increases by doing a whole lot less.With Pause(TM) boosts ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Welcome LulaRoe Angela Marrie to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce! Angela Marrie is a LulaRoe fashion retailer and consultant. LulaRoe offers a variety of different prints and styles for women, men, and children. Their prints are out of this world fantastic. There are so many varieties and only a handful of styles are created from each print. LulaRoe clothing is crazy comfortable and looks ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Welcome back Synergy Homecare Seattle to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Living independently without the need for help feels good. But, what happens when you need just a little bit of help at home to stay safe and healthy? Sometimes it’s not so easy to ask or it may not be so easy for family & friends to help while also trying to balance their other responsibilities. For many of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, July 31, 2017
Welcome to new member South Park Senior Center! In a society that often celebrates youth it's sometimes easy to forget that aging isn't so bad. In the words of Clint Eastwood: "Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it." South Park Senior Center understands that to tee. Since 1972 they've been keeping South Parks senior citizens engaged and having fun with their meal and life enrichment ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, July 28, 2017
Welcome to new member Law Offices of Susan Carroll Law PLLC. When your personal life and the legal world intersect, the stress and fear can be overwhelming. That is why it is important to find the right lawyer to guide you. The Law Offices of Susan Carroll, P.L.L.C., is a Family Law firm that can guide you through the legal process with understanding and skill.
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Welcome to new WSCC Member Vega Apartments.  At Vega, West Seattle is at your fingertips, you just have to take it. Right off the Junction, residents are just minutes from eating  “Dolly Parton Stacks” at Easy Street Records, paddleboarding along Alki, or Hiking with their pets through Schmitz Park.  So come and visit and try the Vega life. 
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, June 15, 2017
"Experimac, an Apple centered store offering services, repairs and sales celebrated its Grand Opening on May 13 with a ribbon cutting and party. The store is truly a family operation..." (Read the Full Article)  by Patrick Robinson of the West Seattle Herald
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Event, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Email received by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce from the Port of Seattle on 6/14/2017 Dear Community Leader,   We are writing to provide you a fuller understanding of the recent competitive bid process for dining and retail spaces at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).  Given the recent news coverage and disparate versions of events, it is important for you to know the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Urban Homestead Foundation. In the Evergreen State there's an Emerald City and in this city is The Urban Homestead Foundation. Founded by a group of Seattlelites wanting to keep our Emerald City, well, emerald, the foundation aims to save a local green-space. Instead of another development they envision a neighborhood gathering place with urban ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, May 22, 2017
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Equilibrium Fitness who joined us this past June. Equilibrium Fitness located in West Seattle's Admiral District gives it's users a unique gym experience. Members get the same privacy as home without losing the resources of going to the Gym. In their words: " No crowds. No stares. It’s just you, your coach and the very best fitness gear, ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Alair!  What do you get for the person who has everything?  Head to Alair and you might find a solution.A small gift shop in the Admiral district they've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty & whozits and whatzits galore.  They specialize in unique small-batch gifts that are made locally and carry "that perfect gift for when you aren't sure what ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The following update from the Seattle Department of Transportation was received by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce on 5/17/2017.   The Seattle Department of Transportation is designing mobility, landscaping, and lighting improvements on Fauntleroy Way SW between 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St.    Revised traffic studyAs we reach our 90% design milestone for the Fauntleroy Boulevard ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Monday, May 15, 2017
I was interviewd by Inman on my thoughts as the owner of a smaller Indie Real Estate Brokerage, here in Seattle, where the Real Estate industry is directly impacted by Zillows decision to no longer allow the manual input of house listings to Zillow. Check out the article here - http://www.inman.com/2017/05/10/zillow-group-listing-policy-change-is-shaking-up-the-industry/ (If a login is ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, May 12, 2017
The West Seattle Seattle Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Start Here Organizing LLC. When finding things is costing you time and money, Julia Schroeder, owner, Professional Organizer and, coach, comes to the rescue to transform living & work spaces into relaxing and serene environments...impartial, confidential and without judgment. She partners with clients to clear the clutter and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Leaders, do-gooders and innovative businesses recognized at West Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s annual Westside Awards Breakfastby Lindsay Peyton "Maria Groen turned her acceptance speech for the “Westsider of the Year” award into a rallying cry – imploring others to join her in the ranks of volunteers for worthy causes ..." Read more at the West Seattle Herald  Article ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Friday, April 28, 2017
http://www.seattlepi.com/realestate/article/Unique-tiny-home-listed-in-heart-of-Magnolia-11104496.php
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
   April 25, 2017 Five Ways to Participate in #SmallBusinessWeek Every day, small business owners and entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest work relentlessly to grow their businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation and increase our competitiveness in the global economy.During National Small Business Week (NSBW) – April 30-May 6, 2017 – the U.S. Small Business Administration ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Call Us Today 206-800-7379   Dr. Dee Awarded RealSelf Top Doctor!     RealSelf Top Doctor status is awarded to a select group of doctors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to answering consumer questions and who are transparent about their level of service by encouraging patients to post unbiased reviews and ratings. Glow ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, April 24, 2017
04.24.17 Update on Avalon and Roxbury Paving ProjectsCity of Seattle Department of Transportaton (SDOT) is kicking off the planning and outreach for a new round of paving projects that will be constructed as soon as 2019.  They have provided the following information:   In West Seattle, we have two projects: SW Avalon Way and SW Roxbury St. Links for fact sheets:  SDOT Avalon Paving Fact ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Friday, April 21, 2017
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Experimac SW Seattle. Next time your Mac is giving you trouble you can skip the commute and long lines. Travis Weaver and his team at Experimac have brought the Apple experts to West Seattle.  They repair, upgrade, buy, sell, & trade Apple products. "Drop on by and experience the Experimac difference". 
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, April 20, 2017
396 representatives of WSCC members were emailed a survey focused on finding out what advertising members use to promote their business.  36% opened the email and 51% of those that opened the email completed the survey.  Yes, 59 people completed the survey and many took the opportunity to contribute comments.  We asked four questions and added are a few thoughts that jumped out from the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research
Thursday, April 20, 2017
How does one learn about the many ways the West Seattle Library supports the business community? In terms of best individual contacts at the Library for business-related questions, the local point person is West Seattle librarian Nancy Slote (nancy.slote@spl.org), who also works closely with our systemwide business librarian Jay Lyman (jay.lyman@spl.org).   The “Library to Business” page at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The following notice was received by the West Seattle Chamber on 4/13/2018.   Final Administrative Rules posted forCity of Seattle Secure Scheduling OrdinanceSecure Scheduling Ordinance to go into effect on July 1, 2017; soft launch until December 31The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announces the final Administrative Rules for Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SMC 14.22). The ...read more
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Maria Groen recipient of the 2017 Westside Awards Westsider of the Year!   Aside from her professional life as Senior Director of Development at The School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, Maria has also been a full-time champion within West Seattle. Most recently she helped raise the funds for the new West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA expansion. So many within ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Chamber Event, Human Interest
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Peel And Press, the 2017 Westside Awards Emerging Business of the Year! What's great about Peel and Press besides the food? The Passion. On his website when answering the question "What is this place?" owner Dan Austin answers, "This place is my dream". Dan and his team bring that passion to the table and the community. Stop by and Congratulate Peel and Press.
Categories: Chamber Event, General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Southwest Youth And Family Services, the recepient of the 2017 Westside Award Not-For-Profit of the Year! SWYFS first began working with West Seattle and White Center low-income youth in 1979. Since then they have been partnering with youth and their families to transform their futures. That is their mission. In photo is WSCC Board Member Mary Jean Stephens with SWYFS ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Chamber Event, General News Article
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to Eldercare Consulting LLC the recipient of the 2017 Westside Awards Business of the Year. Trish Throop has been helping families find the best care solutions for their loved ones since 2006. Eldercare Consulting first started when Trish found herself in the same position that many of her clients are in, and this is one of the many things that make her great at what she ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome back Budget Blinds of West Seattle!  "1,000's of looks. 100s of colors. 25 brands. 1 stylish you. " Budget Blinds of West Seattle provides individuals a window of opportunity to turn a house into a home. Co-Owners Parrish & Kendra Hammer work with a team that is dedicated to helping clients find custom window treatments that suit their ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 10, 2017
We are happy to announce Closetbox recently joined the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce! Many of us have run into those moments where we wished we had a little more space. While Mary Poppin's magic bag hasn't hit the market yet, Closetbox presents a solution that pretty darn close. " Closetbox was founded to free you from the hassle of loading, hauling, and moving into storage. We provide ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Welcome to Rudy's Barbershop, one of our new member's this year. One of their tag lines is " A Community you can count on". ​ When they first moved to West Seattle two years ago the dove in head first and partnered with Delridge Community Center.   “Good people. Good Vibes. Rudy’s is about the shared experiences of people and place. Our shops reflect our dedication to this.” "At the core of ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Welcome to Relay For Life West Seattle, one of this year's new members. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Relay For Life's West Seattle Location will be at Hiawatha Park. Fun Fact: Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, March 27, 2017
Give a warm welcome to Glo Dental Studio​, not only are they a new member to the WSCC, but they are also a new to West Seattle. Even though they haven't been here long, Dr. Winn and his team have already made a commitment to give back to our community. Check out their new beautiful office by clicking the link below. http://westseattle.wschamber.com/list/member/glo-dental-studio-6144
Categories: Chamber
Monday, March 27, 2017
Welcome to Sea-Town Real Estate, one of this year's new members. If you want to see a Real Estate website unlike any other check out Real Estate Renegade Christian Harris's. He sets the bar high with the promise of different experience and then he continues to set the bar higher and higher.http://westseattle.wschamber.com/list/member/sea-town-real-estate-6145
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The West Seattle Branch of U.S. Bank joined the WSCC this year and it's time to give them a warm welcome! Right now their webpage greets you with such a great phrase, "Dreams don't wait. Neither should you. Let U.S. Bank help you achieve yours".  On SW Edmunds St Branch Manager Anthony Norrell and Business Specialist August Matteo are there to help you and your ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Welcome to Faceforward Skincare LLC one of our new members this year.  Balance of  Mind, Body, & Spirit Faceforward Skincare is a private spa in Southwest West Seattle. Owner Hilary Petta provides clients with a customized M.A.D. facial that targets their individual needs.  Her philosophy is that each facial she gives should help the recipient find balance in mind, body & ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance  The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is currently in the review process for revisions to Chapter 90 Rules for Seattle's Minimum Wage Ordinance (SMC 14.19). The revisions reflect legislation establishing OLS as an independent office, changes resulting from the Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance of 2015, revisions to Washington State's minimum ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Administrative Rules proposed for City of Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance   The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has proposed Administrative Rules for Seattle's Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SMC 14.22). Members of the public have until Tuesday, March 28 to comment on these proposed rules.  The Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance Applies To:Retail and food services establishments with ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The minimum wage will be $11 per hour in 2017The minimum wage applies to all jobs, including agriculture. Employers must pay employees age 16 and older at least $11 per hour in 2017. Employers are allowed to pay 85 percent of the minimum wage to employees under age. For 2017, this rate is $9.35 per hour. Seattle, Tacoma, and the City of SeaTac currently have higher minimum wage rates. The local ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Paid sick leave requirements   Starting January 1, 2018, employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave.   AccrualPaid sick leave shall accrue at a minimum rate of one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked as an employee. An employee is entitled to use accrued paid sick leave beginning on the 90th calendar day after the start of ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Fair Chance Employment Ordinance "Seattle's Fair Chance Employment (FCE) Ordinance restricts how employers can use conviction and arrest records during the hiring process and course of employment within [Seattle] city limits."  This ordinance went into effect November 1, 2013. It was formerly the Job Assistance Ordinance (JAO) renamed in January to the FCE.  The Law: Prohibits categorical ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST)  Requires employers to provide paid sick and safe time for employees. PSST can be used for an employee's absence from work due to illness, medical appointments, or critical safety issue, including domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The ordinance applies to all employers with more than four full-time equivalent employees. All employees are ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance On December 2, 2014, Mayor Murray signed an ordinance that provides Seattle workers with additional protections from wage theft. The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) can investigate workers’ complaints of nonpayment of wages and tips. The Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance creates an administrative process for addressing wage theft complaints but does not replace ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Give a warm WSCC welcome to The Skin Butik, a new West Seattle Chamber member in 2017! Located in Morgan Junction, Skin Butik is a personal spa that honors Founder Sara Lowe's Swedish heritage. Sara and her team have created a beautiful environment where clients receive "the utmost personal attention while fully relaxing in a safe place, free of inhibition and scrutiny". ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce would like to introduce you to Nutrifaster who joined use early in 2017.​Nutrifaster Inc. is a family owned & operated business that is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles by manufacturing juicers that provide fresh, pure and natural nutrition. The family has been manufacturing commercial juicers in the Seattle, Washington area since 1994, which includes ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, February 20, 2017
Say Hello to Nurturing Expressions who joined us earlier this 2017.  There's the pregnancy glow and then there's the post-pregnant low: when women feel like they're body isn't quite theirs anymore and everywhere hurts. Luckily teams like Tracy Corey's at Nurturing Expressions exist. They help mother's reclaim their bodies by guiding mothers through the process of nourishing their newborns while ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, October 27, 2016
COSTCO Business visits WSCCThe WSCC is always on the lookout for tips that reduce cost for businesses.  Recently Costco Business (located in Fife) visited and we found they now deliver to West Seattle each week.  The variety and quantity of office, event, restaurant, and miscellaneous business supplies is much different than the Costco we visit for groceries.  Delivery is $25 and we have vouchers ...read more
Categories: Chamber