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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 Question: How Do the New MIOSHA Rules Affect My Business?

October 21, 2020
Member Question New MIOSHA Rule Affect Business

Today’s Member Question comes on the heels of the new MIOSHA COVID Workplace guidelines that went into effect last week. These policies impact industries across the spectrum and I’m joined by Sean Egan, Deputy Director with the Michigan Department of Labor, to help give us clarity.

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Member Question: What’s the Outlook for COVID Cases and Where Can I Get Updated Information?

October 21, 2020
Member Question COVID Outlook and Ottawa County Health Department Information

In this episode of the West Coast Chamber’s Member Question of the Day, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health Deputy Administrator, Marcia Mansaray, shares a critical update on the COVID numbers in our area.

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Member Question: What’s the Outlook for Holiday Shopping?

October 14, 2020
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This Member Question of the Day comes from retailers. What’s the outlook for holiday shopping, and how should retailers plan?

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In Good Company with Renewing Members: August

October 7, 2020
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Your renewal is feedback that we’re a valuable resource for you. Businesses that Renewed their Memberships in August 2020 are in Good Company.

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Innovation Report: October 2020

September 30, 2020
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This West Coast Chamber program year is all about our Core Value of Learn, Innovate & Share. Here’s the Innovation Report for October 2020.

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Member Question: How Do I Master My Time When Working Remotely?

September 30, 2020

In this Member Question of the Day episode, we’ll learn how to become the master of our own time and reach our goals while working remotely.

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Introducing Wake Up West Coast Coffee Break

September 29, 2020
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Introducing Wake Up West Coast Coffee Break, the bite-sized version of our popular monthly event. The pilot airs Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

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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
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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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