Artists are typically a curious lot, serving as trendsetters and the creative force of this world.
It may be time to clarify how the nonprofit Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce operates. The Chamber of Commerce office consists of two entities. One, of course, is the chamber and the other is the visitor center. The chamber is totally self sufficient while the visitor center is partially funded by the city of Enumclaw. The chamber is not in any way a division of the city of Enumclaw but is committed to a full partnership with the city. One of our many goals is to promote the welfare of the business community and the city.
I haven’t quite been able to bring myself to do it yet. Everyone’s doing it. My kids do it, I have friends that are doing it, businesses are doing it, even my husband has done it. I’m sure it’s not that difficult. I know I could figure it out . . . but do I want to? There are so many options for online networking these days, maybe I haven’t done it because I just can’t decide which one to join. Maybe I’m just worried it will suck up more of my time. Time that I can never seem to find enough of anyway. Or perhaps, it’s just that I’m still holding on to the belief that nothing is as effective as a face to face.
Kathi Gard didn’t leave her heart in the San Francisco Bay area — she brought it with her to the Pacific Northwest after moving here 32 years ago. Today, she puts that heart into every piece of jewelry she creates for her new Sumner business, Maggie Mae’s Jewelry and Gifts.
A poll of Washington small business owners released Friday shows big opposition to a healthcare payroll tax and strongly confirms what is already intuitively known – small business owners are demanding that lawmakers freeze or cut spending, rather than raise taxes to close the ballooning state budget deficit.