5 Things: December 22, 2020
1. Last Minute Gifts
Give the gift that supports our local restaurants. Click below to see our list of 28 local restaurants with direct links to their gift card pages. Support small businesses and give your friends and family an experience they'll cherish.
2. Congressional Action
Congressional leaders worked over the weekend to hammer out the final details of a new $900 billion stimulus package, as well as a deal to keep the federal government operating. Individuals are in line for $600 stimulus checks, while pandemic unemployment insurance will be extended at $300 per week. Another round of Payroll Protection Program loans will be funded at $284 billion and now PPP will be tax-deductible.
3. Session is Coming
East King Chambers Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
The East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Kickoff is one of the biggest political events of the year.
This year, we are proud to welcome Washington's recently re-elected Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, as our keynote speaker.
Following Kim's address, we'll be joined by leaders from each of the four corners for an interactive session moderated by award-winning journalist from Q13, Brandi Kruse.
Then choose your own adventure between three panels of legislators focusing on Economic Revitalization, moderated by Former Governor Gary Locke; Transportation, moderated by Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince; and Affordable Housing, moderated by Microsoft's Jane Broom.
4. Chamber Lunch Kick Off
Beyond the Gridiron: The Future of D1 Sports
with Jennifer Cohen, University of Washington Director of Athletics
January 21, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Chamber's lunch program kicks off January 21 with UW Director of Athletics Jennifer Cohen. In three years under her watch, Cohen has led Husky Athletics to unprecedented success in the classroom, in competition, and in the community, including a total of 11 Pac-12 championships. Additionally, Cohen secured a 10-year, $119 million apparel partnership with Adidas that launched July 1, 2019.
Join us virtually each month through August as regional leaders share insights on a variety of critical topics. Each program will provide an opportunity to engage and collaborate with business leaders during the breakout sessions.
5. Save the Date
Bellevue Chamber Annual Gala
February 4, 2021
The Bellevue Chamber Annual Gala was delayed last month due to Covid, but we are pressing ahead with another virtual extravaganza this February - so SAVE THE DATE!