Chamber blog - December, 2016

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Dec 16

Erica Dial

Ambassadors, Chamber Board members and Black Diamond City officials welcomed Gracene's Cupacke Boutique to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 15th. Gracene's is located just off SR 169 just as you come into Black Diamond. She has been open for about a year and if you haven't tried one of her cupcakes yet you are missing out on something quite amazing. If you don't believe me, check out the photos of these little cups of pure deliciousness! read more

Dec 13

Erica Dial

Our December Luncheon is Wedneaday, December 21st and is sponsored by UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center. It's time to start thinking about our annual President's Dinner held in early February. The theme this year is Dream. Explore. Discover. To kick off this event, we are asking members to bring something to fill either a "Ski & Slope" or "Sun & Sand" basket that will be auctioned off at the event on February 10th. read more

Dec 12

Erica Dial

The Greater Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber is offering special pricing on 2017 Chamber Membership Luncheons! It's where local leaders meet! read more

Dec 09

Erica Dial

Read the most recent Business Watch Newsletter published by the Maple Valley Police Department. read more

Dec 09

Erica Dial

A federal appeals court will review the temporary injunction blocking new overtime regulations on an expedited schedule that wraps things up even faster than the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had requested. But it still won't reach a decision until after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, and that could mean the end of the overtime rule, according to some experts. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted DOL's motion for expedited review December 8. The court scheduled most briefing deadlines as DOL had requested but slated final briefs for January 31, rather than the proposed February 7. (State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 16-41606 (5th Cir. Dec. 8, 2016)) read more


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