Where do we go from here? The pandemic disrupted the operating model for membership-based organizations and challenged how they serve. Many organizations were agile, shifted their priorities, and leveraged their influence for the benefit of a broader audience—the community—and became the lynchpin to overcome common challenges. Now that the focus is on economic recovery and long-term solutions, industry leaders must consider how to navigate driving forces to develop future-focused organizations that are resilient to disruption. Returning to “business as usual” is not the option.
Cathi Hight of Hight Performance Group will be on this year’s conference schedule to bring this new version of “Business as not-usual” and set us on this new direction.
Check out Cathi's presentation along with 3 others that she’ll be bringing to Tacoma on October 26 – 28th at the Marriott Tacoma Downtown. Registration Information along with hotel accommodations can be found by clicking on the following: Registration Information.
WCCE holds a monthly Zoom call on the 3rd Friday at 10AM for July and August for Washington Chamber Professionals. Chamber CEOs will learn from each other, especially when it comes to community and economic challenge impacting their businesses.
The WCCE Exec2Exec Zoom call is a open agenda providing Chamber professionals the opportunity to share ideas and concerns while hearing from others as to how they are reacting to current circumstances.
Looking for a specific Chamber to contact, you'll find some 200 Chambers listed by clicking on the following link: Chamber Directory
All members of WCCE are encouraged to join the "MEMBERS" Facebook group. Ask to join by clicking on the following: WCCE Member Facebook Group
Your WCCE membership grants you access to hundreds of documents, presentations, and forms that have been used by your Washington colleagues to run their chambers.
For the time being, the Resource Vault will be open to all Chamber professionals in Washington State. A new category for COVID-19 related documents has been created that will house documents and information shared by Chamber Professionals.
You can click on the following to login in and access the library: WCCE Resource Vault
Do you need help understanding the new overtime rules in Washington State? On January 1st, the exempt threshold increased. These changes affect employees defined as executive, administrative and professional, as well as outside salespeople and computer professionals. In 2022, for both small and large businesses, the threshold is $1,014.30/week ($52,743.60/year). By the time the rule is fully implemented in 2028, a salaried exempt employee will have to be paid at least 2.5 times the state minimum wage. Visit Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website at https://lni.wa.gov/workers-rights/wages/overtime/overtime-rules-resources for more information.