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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 of the Day: Help Me Understand EIDL and PPP Emergency Funding?

June 22, 2020
Liz Hoffswell Member Question fo the Day on EIDL Feature Photo

Liz Hoffswell from the SBDC shares updated advice to help us understand SBA EIDL and PPP emergency funding options. EIDL Applications reopened on June 15.

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Member Question of the Day: How Can I Network While Social Distancing?

June 18, 2020
Thumbnail for Vince Boileau Member Question on Networking Video

Marketing advice on how to communicate a welcome back message that encourages customers to return and strategies to maximize communications.

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Where We’re Going: The Role of the Chamber (Kelly Springer)

June 18, 2020
Future And Vision Signs

Where We’re Going: Chamber Executive Committee Leaders on the Role of the Chamber. Talking with Chamber Board Member, Kelly Springer, President and CEO of Metal Flow Corporation.

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Member Question of the Day: How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Hospitality Industry?

June 17, 2020
Member Question Impact of COVID19 on Hospitality Industry

How COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry. Learning about hotels and restaurants, and what they’re expecting in the summer of 2020 and beyond.

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Where We’re Going: The Role of the Chamber (Jon Lanning)

June 11, 2020
Future And Vision Signs

Where We’re Going: Chamber Executive Committee Leaders on the Role of the Chamber. Talking with Chamber Board Member, Jon Lanning, President of INONTIME.

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Member Question of the Day: What Can We Expect from Hotels if We Go on Vacation?

June 11, 2020
Member Question of the Day on Summer Travel and Hotels

It’s summer and that usually means family vacations. What could that look like this year? I spoke with Pete Beukema, Visionary and CEO of Suburban Inns, to get an update on what hotels and restaurants are doing to make travelers feel safe and welcome under the new guidelines.

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Member Question of the Day: How to Communicate a Welcome Back Message to Customers?

June 10, 2020
Member Question Communications Advice on Messaging to Welcome Customers Back

Marketing advice on how to communicate a welcome back message that encourages customers to return and strategies to maximize communications.

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Joining the Conversation with Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance

June 4, 2020
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Joining the conversation with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA), works toward solutions that make our community a place where all feel welcome.

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Member Question of the Day About Shopping: What About Appointments and Safety?

June 2, 2020
Member Question We Can Shop

Member Question of the Day: We can shop! What should customers know about appointments, safety and helping retailers successfully reopen for business?

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Member Question of the Day: What if an Employee Has Symptoms of COVID-19?

May 29, 2020
Member Question When an Employee has Symptoms

Talking with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health About Symptomatic Employees In this Member Question of the Day episode, we’re speaking with Senior Epidemiologist, Derel Glashower from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. He’ll explain what to do when an employee shows symptoms of, or has been exposed to COVID-19, and guidelines to…

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