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Regional Economic Strategy in Development with Chamber and J4SS

Regional Economic Strategy in Development with Chamber and J4SS The Greater Federal Way Chamber is partnering with Jobs for South Sound Foundation to create a regional economic development plan.  Ernst & Young’s (EY) Economic Development Advisory Services (EDAS) practice will assist in developing a metric-based strategy for the Federal Way area of the South Puget…

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WA Chamber Leader Selected for Inclusive Economic Growth Fellowship

WA Chamber Leader Selected for Inclusive Economic Growth Fellowship July 29, 2021 Federal Way Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin, CCE, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 21 other chambers of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States. The Fellowship for Inclusive…

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Working Washington Small Business Grants

Working Washington Small Business Grants   Round 3: Working Washington Small Business Grants   The portal for the Working Washington Grant 3 is live as of December 2, 2020.  Our friends at SBDC at Highline College are working with Department of Commerce and shared a few items to note.   The commerce application is only…

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Chamber Launches Recovery Dashboard

Chamber Launches Recovery Dashboard At the Chamber, we like to make data-driven decisions when it comes to developing strategies for economic opportunity in the greater Federal Way area of the South Puget Sound. And one of the sharpest economic tools for business growth at the FedWay Chamber is data. For the past few years, we’ve…

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When Your Mind is Set on Fire


Did you know that the brain is usually one of the first organs to decompose after death? Unless of course, you were in Pompeii in the year 79, and were an unfortunately incinerated victim of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Recently scientists announced the discovery of a vitrified…

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Business Resources for COVID-19

By Rebecca Martin | March 3, 2020 To the Business Leaders in our Chamber Network: Like many of you, the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce is monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a resource for our…

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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…

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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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