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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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10/29/2020 - The Tell Tale Gaze

Tue, 2020-10-27 20:00
LIVE October 29-31, November 5-7 @ 7:30PM STREAMING October 31 and November 6 @ 7:30PM $5 CWU Students, $12 General Admission, $5 Streaming An art exhibit is traveling to town and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to put yourself in the art. Paintings of Edgar Allan Poe texts come to life before your eyes as your wander around the museum for an evening, exploring the mystery and the macabre of Poe’s mind. Live, devised scenes will be performed within the frames of McConnell Hall. The audience is invited to walk around the exterior, gazing through windows into the activated strokes of Poe’s genius. Audiences will be limited to small groups, so make your plans now and stay tuned for more specific ticket and production information. (Check the Facebook page) STRICT COVID POLICIES WILL BE OBSERVED FOR THE LIVE EVENT

11/10/2020 - Kittitas County Virtual SBA Lenders Roundtable

Tue, 2020-10-27 14:17
The purpose of this meeting is for local SBA lenders and local business owners who may be interested in getting a small business loan either now or in the future, to meet each other and to learn about how the loan process works.

Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcu6qrjovEtDNKPILwWt5ILpEuKeC5t0P

10/30/2020 - SBDC How to Build Out Your Youtube Channel

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03

YouTube is the 2nd mostly widely utilized search engine now, after Google, who owns YouTube.  Learn about the YouTube algorithm and what metrics YouTube uses to gauge the quality of your channel and your videos.  In addition, we’ll talk about video production tools and video content, and how to put your best YouTube foot forward as you build out your channel.

Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYude6urzsrG9CzVkCObfweg8KyKb1ol5Yx

10/30/2020 - DIalogues: Voices From Performance

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03
Dialogues is a colloquium series that highlights the work of diverse artists, scholars, and activists in the fields of theatre, dance, and performance studies. CHARLES O. ANDERSON: (Re)Current Unrest and the Fire This Time: Choreographic Responses to BLM Charles O. Anderson is artistic director of Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, an afro-contemporary dance theatre company, which he founded in Philadelphia in 2003. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Charles earned his BA in Choreogra- phy and Performance from Cornell University and his MFA in Dance from Temple University. He has performed in the companies of Ronald K. Brown, Sean Curran, Mark Dendy and Miguel Gutierrez among others. His work has been presented nationally and internationally and has earned recognition by numerous grants and organizations such as the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, and one of ‘12 Rising Stars in the Academy” by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine. Anderson is currently based in Austin, Texas where he is Head of the Dance Program and an associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Anderson also serves on faculty of the American Dance Festival six-week school in Durham, NC.

11/06/2020 - SBDC Branding & Marketing Essentials

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03

Many people use the word Branding, but few really know its true meaning. You’ll learn about all of the aspects of branding and the power of creating brand recognition and congruence across all of your online and offline platforms.  Then, we’ll talk about creating your ideal client profile and your messaging, and how to produce the highest return on your marketing investment. 

Registration Link:https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd-6gpz8pE9O53_jS_ha1_k4fXUQoh4Eh

11/13/2020 - SBDC How to Start a Business

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03

Interested in starting a business, but don’t know where to start?  In this workshop, we’ll talk through the sequence of events that must take place for you to form your official legal entity and get licensed to do business in Washington.  In addition, we’ll talk about business planning and how to validate the feasibility of your business idea.  You’ll walk away knowing how to figure out whether your business idea can produce the amount of income you need.  


Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvf-GrqDMrE9Dx9sMsMEm3l4eJFjqd9-Rr

11/20/2020 - SBDC Creating the New Year for Your Business, Including How to Create Your 2021 Cash Flow Projections

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03

If you don’t know exactly where you want to go, where you’ll end up is random.  The SBDC invites you to take a powerful action, and actually carve out time to attend this workshop and create what you want for yourself and your business for next year.  Then, we’ll show you how to translate your goals for the year into milestones and an action plan that will support you in getting where you want to go.   


Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfu-prDMsGN3nBbf0q0aVT3P7UUI7IFDp

12/02/2020 - WorkSource & WIOA Program Outreach for Upper County

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03
WorkSource will be at the Kittitas County Chamber Business Development Center every first and third Wednesday for the rest of 2020 to help will professional development opportunities for those seeking work or training in Upper Kittitas County. 

WorkSource Contract: Laura Chouinard, lchouinard@pfp.org

12/04/2020 - SBDC How to Conduct Market Research

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:03

Market research can help you to validate the feasibility of your business or its expansion.  In this workshop, we’ll dig into the specific tools that you can use to uncover data like the size of your market, your industry trends, and more.  You’ll learn how to gather intel about competitors and where to find lists of your ideal clients for marketing purposes.

Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcuuhrTIrE9V730krBC1fHp2xzNeHFbIO

12/05/2020 - Christmas in Cle Elum Parade

Sun, 2020-10-25 02:17
Spark your holiday spirit in Downtown Cle Elum, WA with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce on December 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. for the Christmas in Cle Elum Parade. The Parade route is from Railroad Avenue to Bullitt Avenue to 1st Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Get there early to find the perfect spot to watch the Parade. A Fireworks Show will follow the Parade. 

Applications for Parade participants will be posted soon. If you have any questions, please email madison@kittitascountychamber.com. 

12/08/2020 - Memory Care Cafe

Sun, 2020-10-25 02:17

11/10/2020 - Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:17
Washington Water Trust - a nonprofit with offices in Ellensburg and Seattle that works to restore Washington's rivers and streams - presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm (PST)! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature - through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging viewers to get outdoors and play, and to protect our threatened planet.

12/04/2020 - First Friday Art Walk

Fri, 2020-10-23 02:17

12/05/2020 - Teddy Bear Tea

Fri, 2020-10-23 02:17
Join Mrs. Claus for an afternoon of high tea and crafts at Kelleher Motor Company. Dress in your holiday best and bring a teddy bear to donate to the Court Advocates for Children for Kittitas County. Tickets can be purchased at Fitterer's Furniture starting Monday, November 2. Tickets include tea, lunch, and a holiday craft to take home. Enjoy dance performances and story time with Mrs. Claus herself!

12/04/2020 - First Friday Coffee Club

Thu, 2020-10-22 02:03
Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for December's First Friday Coffee Club at John L Scott Ellensburg!

Don't forget your business cards! 

12/04/2020 - Fishy Friday!

Thu, 2020-10-22 02:03

10/21/2020 - SBDC Planning, Assessing & Expanding Your Website

Mon, 2020-10-19 20:00
In these crazy times, many businesses are relying on their websites and on ecommerce more than ever. This is a virtual class for business owners, to talk through the specifics of preparing to build your site and/or evaluating your existing site. We’ll talk about what to look for in a web designer and in your design contract, and how to put together all of the materials for your site.

Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/.../tJMtcuiurjkvE9xQ7uE4t-NQ-DPVBB9qy7mL

10/22/2020 - Kittitas County Government Contracting Virtual Workshop Fall Series

Mon, 2020-10-19 20:00
Workshop #1 of a series of 5: Laying the Groundwork - The Basics of Government Contracting Agenda: ​​- Laying the Groundwork: An Introduction to Government Contracting, presented by PTAC -Clarifying Your Ideal Profile and Your Messaging, presented by SBDC  Intended Audience:  Small business owners who are unfamiliar with government contracting, prime contractors or the no-cost resources of the SBDC and PTAC. Sign up: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/852294 Presenters: Liz Jamieson, Kittitas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), liz.jamieson@wsbdc.org
Kate Hoy, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), khoy@thurstonedc.com

10/23/2020 - SBDC Loan Prep Class

Mon, 2020-10-19 20:00
In this class, we'll talk about what you need to do be fully prepared for loan conversations and presentations, so that you can actually be considered for a small business loan. You'll also receive a checklist of items and tasks so that you know what to do in order to prepare the best loan package possible, and you’ll come to understand how bankers screen potential loan candidates.

Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/.../tJYodOisqTosHtwafWVOhHW4teWUh6Q2rpZ8 

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