• Grab your favorite BBQ Sauce...

    Grab your favorite BBQ Sauce...


    Grab your favorite BBQ Sauce... 




    It’s time we get back to BBQ parties in the backyard! But first we need to kick this COVID-19 in the rump roast. The news from the CDC and from Olympia this week was promising, but we still have important work to do. Reaching 70% with at least one dose by June 30 is aggressive, but locally along with a coalition of business organizations and companies, we are encouraging 80% fully vaccinated by August 15. The only way we kick COVID-19 is through the vaccine.  Look as we might, we haven’t seen any suggestions for a quicker way to get back some normalcy – or to a safe backyard BBQ.






     
    Here’s how we get there: SafeBySummer.com is a website with resources to help educate yourself and your staff about the vaccine, where walk-up vaccines are available, and what to download to share this information with others. When you visit the website, make sure to check out the growing number of businesses taking the pledge to facilitate getting 80% of the Clark County workforce and families fully vaccinated by August 15. 

    Together and with a bit of intention we can Kick COVID-19 and get back to our BBQ parties. Uh oh, stack fire. Gotta go.


     




    Sun-Lovin' & Shoppin’ Local 

    Grow The 360 has already created a surge of shop local gift certificates into our community. At this point over $90,000 is circulating in our community - not to mention, the promotion only began on May 3! This was made possible through a Buy One Get One program where buyers of the certificates were match one for one, with support by our partners at Visit Vancouver USA, ilani, and the Ed & Dollie Lynch Fund. 

    The most important part? These Gift Certificates can only be redeemed at Local Participating merchants and restaurants! 

    There is still time for you to get your purchase match, but funds are running out so don’t put a hold on this opportunity. Purchase yours now here! Now is the time to support our local businesses to begin their recovery. There are dozens of Participating Merchants across the county now accepting Grow The 360, view them all here. 


     




    2021 Legislative Review – Next Friday, May 21 

    Join us virtually on Friday morning at 8:30 AM for the 2021 Legislative Review, an annual event produced by the Chamber, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), and Identity Clark County (ICC). In addition to dissecting the latest legislative session and allocation of State capital funding, elected officials in attendance will answer questions pertaining to trending topics within Washington State legislature. Submit your questions to the legislators ahead of time, here.

    Spots are still available! Register your team, here. 


     




    Leadership Clark County - Now accepting applications for Class of 2022 

    LCC is now accepting applications for the Class of 2022! Do you know someone who may be interested? They are looking for exceptional candidates for next year’s class. If you have someone in mind, or if you would like to apply, learn more about the process here: LeadershipClarkCounty.com 


     




    Keep your eye on the briquettes, watch out for stack fires, and, of course, take the pledge! 


    Have a great weekend, 

    John McDonagh
    President/CEO
    Greater Vancouver Chamber
    VancouverUSA.com

     

     

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