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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.

Innovation Report: January 2021

January 8, 2021
Becca Dernberger Learn Innovate Share

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

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Member Question: What Should Employers Know When Creating Vaccination Policies?

January 7, 2021
Adam Zuwerink West Michigan Law Employer Vaccination Policies

This episode of Member Question of the Day focuses on covid vaccines and what employers will need to consider when developing policies for their workplaces.

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How Will We Steer Our Brands into 2021?

December 15, 2020
Steer Brand into 2021. Light Bulb On A Green Background.

How we will steer our brands into 2021 involves learning lessons from 2020. My advice: Keep it simple. Keep it true. Go Back to Basics.

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Tips for Redeeming West Coast Cash

December 8, 2020
Tips for Redeeming West Coast Cash Blog

Help for Merchants: West Coast Cash Redemption 101 Holiday shoppers are coming your way. Is your staff trained on how to help customers spend their West Coast Cash? Thank you for being a part of West Coast Cash, the community currency program that supports local businesses by keeping dollars in our area. In order to…

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In Good Company with Renewing Members: October

December 8, 2020
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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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Workshop Recap: DEI and Cultural Intelligence

December 7, 2020
DEI-Workshop-1-Dec-2020-Growth-Mindset-Kristin-Ekkens

Kristin Ekkens explains how she’ll work with businesses from cultural intelligence and growth mindset perspectives at our next DEI Workshop.

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Preview: Andi Owen on Leading with Purpose

December 7, 2020
Andi-Owen-at-Lakeshore-Women-Connect-2019-Leading with Purpose

Herman Miller’s Andi Owen is a leader focused on unfiying teams around values and purpose. Here’s a preview from an upcoming Chamber article.

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Innovation Report: December 2020

December 3, 2020
Brian Davis Learn Innovate Share Campaign

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

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Workshop Preview: DEI and Cultural Intelligence

November 23, 2020
DEI Workshop Cultural Intelligence Kristin Ekkens

Kristin Ekkens explains how she’ll work with businesses from cultural intelligence and growth mindset perspectives at our next DEI Workshop.

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Member Question: What are Employers’ Top COVID Legal Concerns?

November 19, 2020
Member Question Employers' Top Legal Covid Concerns

What are employers’ top legal concerns when it comes to covid, positive testing and compliance? We talked with attorneys from Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge to get the answers.

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