Seattle Southside Chambers of Commerce

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is an active member of the South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition.  Together, with the Association of Washington Business, the Chamber advocates locally and regionally for the best interests of our business community and our members.  

One of the Chamber's 2017 legislative priorities is to support human infrastructure.  The most valuable resource in the South Sound region is the people who live and work here.  Our businesses and communities can only prosper with the right investments that improve the ability for people to thrive and find jobs.  Finding a balanced approach to fully fund education that does not adversely impact the economy of the state or our South Sound region is paramount to the economic vitality of our region.  

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'Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly' by local author discussed Nov. 4

West Seattle author, Conrad Wesselhoeft whose contemporary novels for young adults have won awards here and in Germany will be on hand Nov. 4 at Barnes and Noble/Westwood to talk about his latest book, "Dirt Bikes, Drones and other ways to Fly"

In 'Dirt Bikes', a 17-year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil catches the eye of the U.S. military due to his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare. The conflict between what the military wants him to do and the emotional scars he has suffered following a violent death in his family creates huge problems for the young man.

Wesselhoeft's free presentation will begin at 5PM on Friday, November 4th, at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village. All purchases made by those attending the talk that afternoon and for the next five days will result in a contribution of ten percent of proceeds to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society under the Barnes and Noble's Book Fair program.

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Photo by Gwen Davis
The Port of Seattle will hold a community meeting about the nearly 3,000 trees its planning on chopping down on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Bow Lake Elementary, 6-8:30 p.m.

Port invites public to community meeting on Nov. 1 about its 3,000-tree cutting project

By Gwen Davis

The Port of Seattle will hold a community meeting about the nearly 3,000 trees it's planning on chopping down.

According to the Port, the tree-cutting project, dubbed the "Flight Corridor Safety Program" is to help ensure safe aircraft takeoffs and landings.

The trees will be removed in three phases, over the course of roughly three years, starting at the end of 2016. The trees to be removed are on Port, public and private property.

The meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bow Lake Elementary
18237 42nd Ave S. 98188

See our previous coverage.

Visit the Port's info page on the project.

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