Thank you for your continued support of the Chamber during these difficult times.
I want to update you on some of the steps we are taking in light of the recommendations from health officials.
At this point all committee meetings and events that normally have fewer than 100 attendees will proceed as scheduled. Accommodations are being made for committee members to phone in if they prefer. All state mandated safety precautions for small groups will be observed including social distancing.
We are continuing our event planning for April events including our Roundtable, Vistage Meet Up, Sustainability Expo, and the Eastside Regional Business Expo. Community Awards in May is also still being planned.
Staff and VIC volunteers have been offered the ability to work from home or not come in at all, but so far they are choosing to come into the office, so the Chamber and VIC are open for business as usual.
The Chamber is also working to provide access to information and resources to our residents and businesses.
We are sending out information to members from the City of Issaquah, Employment Security, Labor and Industry, Department of Revenue, SBA, the Governor’s Office and other state organizations that are changing rules and expanding benefits for those impacted.
We have created a survey that will help us track your individual situations and assess how we can best support you. Please take a moment and complete this short survey.
We are reaching out to area nonprofits to help identify and broadcast their specific needs to ensure that their import missions are not disrupted. We have heard from some businesses that have rallied extra groups of volunteers to help cover shifts.
We are tracking changes your hours of operation to help keep interested parties informed as inquiries come in. (Again, please take a moment to take the survey linked above.)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns during this emergency.
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce