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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.

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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2020 Election Analysis from the U.S. Chamber

November 16, 2020
US-Chamber-2020 Election Update Kevin Courtois

The U.S. Chamber’s Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs, Kevin Courtois, joins Capitol Connections to give our members a 2020 Election Analysis from a federal perspective.

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Innovation Report: November 2020

November 13, 2020
Nathan Bocks Headshot

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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In Good Company with Renewing Members: September

November 12, 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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Member Question: What Resources are Available for Job Seekers and Employers?

November 5, 2020
Member Question What Resources are available to Help Job Seekers

This week’s Member Question of the Day asks about resources available for job seekers and employers hoping to fill open positions.

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Member Question: Changes to Holland’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

October 29, 2020
Member Question City of Holland Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

This Member Question of the Day episode explains the August 2020 changes voted into Holland, Michigan’s Anti-Discrimination ordinance.

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West Coast Chamber Advocates for Keeping Businesses Open

October 22, 2020
Man With Medical Mask Businesses Remain Open

This week, the West Coast Chamber sent a letter to Lansing that advocates for our local businesses to remain open and operate safely.

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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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