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Immediate COBRA Premium Subsidy Kicked In April 1

April 1, 2021
Immediate COBRA Premium Subsidies for Employees Kicked In April 1 Blog

Immediate COBRA Premium Subsidies for Employees Kicked In April 1, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). What you need to know.

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Making the Decision to Run for Judge

March 31, 2021

“When will you run for judge?” “Never. I love what I do, and plan to retire as an assistant prosecutor.” This conversation took place many times with different people, before I decided to consider the possibility of a different career.  I have grown so much as a person while being a public servant and working…

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Recruiting Strategies for 2021

March 31, 2021
Recruiting Strategies for 2021 Blog

Recruiting Strategies for 2021: It’s All About the Experience In the West Coast Chamber’s 2021 Economic Outlook, we heard some encouraging news that Ottawa County’s employment levels may return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021. But that all depends on whether employers can find the right people to fill the jobs. Recruiting and…

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The Power of Giving

March 31, 2021
The Power of Giving - Women of Color Give

Women of Color Give: Amplifying the Power of Individual Giving Rebekah Bakker believes in the transformative power of investing in the community. She has served at various nonprofits as an employee and now in her role at Custer, Inc. she spends time volunteering as a Treasurer of the Board for Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates and as…

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Local Sustainability Superstars

March 30, 2021
Local Sustainability-Superstars-Blog

Let’s celebrate Local Sustainability Superstars: organizations working to promote sustainability, resiliency and livability in our community!

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Four Leadership Obsessions to Get at the Truth

March 25, 2021
Four Leadership Obsessions to Get at the Truth-Blog---Scott-Patchin---Rocks-photo

If you want honest conversations to be part of your culture, here are four leadership obsessions to help you get at the truth. Great advice from EOS Implementor, Scott Patchin.

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Cheers to a Safe and Streamlined 2021 Golf Outing

March 25, 2021
Golf Outing Logo 2021

The Chamber knows how much our annual golf outing plays into your summer networking. We’re thinking safe and streamlined and we’re working hard to bring you a covid-friendly experience for 2021. Golfers who join us on August 18 will enjoy great golfing at Macatawa Golf Club with content holes, West Coast Cash giveaways, modified food…

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Remarkable Leadership with Dr. Randy Ross

March 23, 2021
What Makes a Leader Remarkable - Purpose

Becoming a Remarkable Leader REGISTER HERE The Ripple Effect of Remarkable Leadership: May 14, 2021 Meet Leadership Live Speaker: Dr. Randy Ross Dr. Randy Ross is a bestselling author of Remarkable!, Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships, and Hope Rises: Make your Life, Love and Leadership Soar. Randy is the CEO of Remarkable!. Randy’s unique understanding of…

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How Will Tax Credit Changes Impact My Business?

March 18, 2021
Member Question How Will Changes to Tax Credits Affect My Business?

In this Member Question of the Day, learn how the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) changes recently signed into law by President Biden could affect your business.

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Innovation Report: March 2021

March 1, 2021
Shayna Carlson

This West Coast Chamber program year is all about our Core Value of Learn, Innovate & Share. Here’s the Innovation Report for March 2021.

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