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Seattle mayor names Small Business Advisory Council members

Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced 27 members of a Small Business Advisory Council that she created by executive order last November. Members will serve two-year terms. The group’s first meeting is on February 21. In addition to business owners, two ex officio...
Lens looks at bill to increase distribution of drinks

Lens looks at bill to increase distribution of drinks

A bill that so far has passed the House of Representatives would allow sellers of beer, wine, cider or mead to pour it into growlers for sale at farmers’ markets. HB 2419 has moved on for further consideration in the state Senate. The Lens, the online news...

Safety tip of the week

Is your phone ICED up? Your cell or smartphone can help you in an emergency when responders need to make contact with a family member or someone you know. Adding ICE to your phone’s contact list is a clever means by which emergency personnel can locate your next...

Learn more about our expanding role in Seattle

Come meet us in Seattle on Feb. 22 By Renée Sunde, President/CEO Washington Retail Association is more engaged in Seattle than ever as we closely follow local politics and connect with local businesses heavily invested in their neighborhoods and communities. As a...

Petition gatherer bills clear first hurdles

By Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Two important bills related to registering paid petition signature gatherers with the Public Disclosure Commission have passed reviews by committees of the state Legislature. House Bill 1537, prime sponsored...
WRA’s Tammie Hetrick to address Tacoma Chamber on Friday

WRA’s Tammie Hetrick to address Tacoma Chamber on Friday

Chief Operating Officer Tammie Hetrick will address the Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce on Friday regarding the new state sick and safe leave law. Tammie will be appearing as guest speaker for an awards luncheon honoring companies committed to addressing...