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Welcome to the view from inside the West Coast Chamber. Keeping you on the leading edge of business innovations, trends, and best practices. Keeping you in the know about what's happening in the West Michigan business community.

Member Fan Mail from our 2020 Annual Meeting

September 24, 2020
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Our members sent us Facebook fan mail during our live streamed 2020 Annual Meeting. The next best thing to being together in person.

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The 2020 Annual Meeting in Review

September 24, 2020

The West Coast Chamber’s 2020 Annual Meeting in review looks back at a remarkable year, and looks ahead at the Chamber’s upcoming programs.

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Member Question: How is our Housing Shortage Being Addressed?

September 24, 2020
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Thanks to Housing Next, Ottawa County is making strides in addressing our community’s housing shortage. Housing Next was formed as a 5-year pilot initiative to work closely with local units of government, developers and non-profits to remove barriers to the creation of more housing supply at all price points. We’re at the half-way point in…

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Member Question of the Day: Which Employees Work Remotely?

September 18, 2020

In this Member Question of the Day episode we’re answering questions about how employers set policies on which employees work remotely.

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West Coast Chamber Strong

September 18, 2020

This has been a year to be strong, and we’re making that the theme for our 2020 -21 season. Welcome to the year of West Coast Chamber Strong.

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In Good Company with Renewing Members

September 14, 2020

Your renewal is feedback that we’re a valuable resource for you. Businesses that Renewed their Memberships in July 2020 are in Good Company.

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West Coast Chamber Announces New Board Members

September 9, 2020
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The West Coast Chamber welcomes three new board members, and also announcces the incoming Board Chair for the 2020-21 year.

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Stronger Together: 2020 Annual Meeting Preview

August 28, 2020

The Chamber brings people together to connect and to learn, which makes “Stronger Together” the perfect theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

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Maximize Your Marketing Opportunities

August 27, 2020
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We’re here to help promote your businesses. Here are three ways to maximize your marketing opportunities as a Chamber member.

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Today’s Top Three Business Questions at the SBDC

August 21, 2020

The SBDC is a Great Resource to Answer Your Business Questions This has been a year of massive disruption for any business plan. Owners and employers have a wide range of business consulting needs to help them pivot. One of our favorite resources for hands-on consulting resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs is the Small Business…

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