Posts by Rebecca Martin

Free and Independent Wills

Field with Flower

Free and Independent Wills By Rebecca Martin | August 2, 2019 I’ve been thinking about independence lately—now I know you’re expecting some sort of red, white, and blue 4th of July independence. But I am thinking of Charlotte Bronte and her novel, Jane Eyre.  Jane has a line I am quite fond of… she says…

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An Economic Ecosystem

Dash Point State Park

Membership Matters. Much as I wish it did, the Chamber does not have the magic power of finding consumers for your business clients or gathering clients for your company.Instead, we must recognize that the Chamber is much the same as a natural ecosystem—one that is interrelated and interdependent on a…

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There is No They

Across the country, Chambers of Commerce are community-minded business organizations and so it is in the greater Federal Way area. As we look to support the economic base in our region, I am struck by a simple, yet elegant truth in our program of work. There is no such thing as “They.” There is only “We.”Have you ever been at your desk, developing brave, innovative ideas that…

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Leadership of Eagles

Eagle gliding across the water

I spend a lot of time thinking about our Chamber and its connection to business leaders and the economic prosperity of our region. Yes, in the office, but also in those odd moments when your mind is less cluttered with pressing daily details.With a warm cup of coffee, I wandered one morning to sit by the water at Dashpoint Park and…

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Name of This Game is Business

Chamber Members Networking

At the State of the Chamber luncheon we introduced an enhanced and strategic program of work—all of which supports the economic vitality of our membership.For the Chamber, economic opportunities are created when we leverage the talent and resources of our businesses in order to enhance economic growth and to…

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