City Manager Speaks at Chamber Virtual Resiliency Summit to help our Local Economy Recover

May 22-In the midst of so much uncertainty in today’s economy, as businesses and communities attempt to navigate an increasingly volatile and changing market, the Seattle Southside Chamber has planned a gathering of industry experts and economists to help sift through the data at the PNW Resiliency Virtual Summit on June 24, 2020. This event will be a gathering of minds, providing real and relatable insights to help our local economy recover efficiently and remain resilient.

“Resiliency has always been vital in business,” said President/CEO Andrea H. Reay, “However, the current economic climate requires us to recover more quickly. It is possible for businesses and communities to thrive in inconsistent markets, but only when they have the tools and willingness to embrace change and evolve.”

The PNW Resiliency Virtual Summit is the third in the Chamber’s signature Summit Series, created to support the mission to connect, convene, and create economic opportunity for South King County. That mission and focus have not changed with the pandemic, but the delivery methods have. This is why the event will feature the same engaging and dynamic elements of an in-person summit translated onto a virtual platform.

The Chamber is grateful to SeaTac City Manager, Carl Cole, who will be on hand to kick off the event and welcome the virtual attendees.

“As the impacts of this pandemic continue to expand, I am seeing hope start to diminish,” offered Cole. “I want to assure our community and partners that this is an opportunity to shine and not lose hope. If we work together, we will emerge from this tragedy stronger and better. I believe that and look forward to hearing more reasons to hope at this event.”

Chris Mefford, President & CEO of Community Attributes, will then deliver the keynote message, setting the stage for an engaging discussion and Q&A session with our panel of speakers including:

  • Kris Johnson, President & CEO of the Association of Washington Business
  • Scott Alexander, President of Alexander Party Rentals
  • More to be announced

After the keynote, panel discussion, and Q&A, there will be an opportunity for virtual breakout sessions for industry sectors to share specific trade and business opportunities and challenges as well as to seek counsel from local experts.

The PNW Resiliency Summit is open to all, but registration is required. More details and registration link below.

2020 PNW Resiliency VIRTUAL Summit

Date: June 24, 2020

Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual via ZOOM

Register Here

The Chamber is proud to serve our community and is committed to creating economic equity in South King County by encouraging investment and supporting a thriving business environment. A special thank you to Alaska Airlines for their contribution and to DoubleTree Suites Southcenter for being our event Host. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and are a great way to connect your business with the Southside Community. Please contact Renatta Emerson at Renatta@SeattleSouthsideChamber.com for a custom package tailored to serve your marketing and advertising goals.

We hope that you can make it and that everyone is staying healthy and staying safe at home.

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