The Auburn Area CONNECT Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome candidates running for local offices in Auburn, Algona, Pacific and King County. Two public forums were held on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, allowing candidates to share their views and positions with members of the public. Read more.

This community celebration will offer exciting activities for adults and kids alike. Read more.

Servant leadership often includes coaching an employee in pursuit of a goal -- but how, exactly, do you do that? How can you improve the likelihood a goal-pursuing person will accomplish something meaningful? Find out in this recent Reflection on Leadership, by Bruce at Prevail Executive Coaching

The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce recently created a toolkit of resources to help businesses prepare for King County's vaccine verification requirement, which begins on October 25th, 2021. The King County Vaccine Verification Toolkit for Businesses can help businesses and partners implement the new policy in daily operations. Read more.

The City of Pacific Small Business Relief and Recovery Grant Program is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency, focusing on the identified need and impact faced by small businesses. Read more.

Beginning October 25th, 2021, people ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County. Included in this post are resources to share with your team and local business community members. Read more.

Many south King County arts and culture organizations have united to promote a COVID-19 Vaccine Day on October 23rd. Get your COVID-19 vaccine between October 1st and October 23rd and receive discounts to upcoming activities with your local arts and culture institutions. Read more.

The Outlet Collection | Seattle will welcome two new stores at their Auburn location: Pro Image Sports and Ashley Homestore. Read more.

Public Health Seattle & King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin announced on September 16th a new local health order requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter indoor activities and large outdoor events. Continue reading to learn how this new order will be implemented.

The Comcast RISE Investment Fund provides grant funds to help small businesses owned by people of color (POC) grow as they navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Last week, Comcast announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce Counties, as well as technology and marketing resources to eligible businesses in the area. Read more.