The Foster High School Future Business Leaders of America group will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 9, to help students attend the state competition in April.

“Attend our craft sale on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or become one of our vendors. Help make this event a success!”

The event will be held in the school Commons at 4242 S. 144th Street:

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Nov. 13) that it will be bringing back its 501 c 3 enterprise, previously known as the ‘Success Foundation.’

This new initiative will be unveiled at this year’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 8.

“Success means a lot of different things to different people,” President/CEO Andrea H. Reay said. “For the Chamber, and our new charitable enterprise, it means that the people that live, work and enjoy the businesses, communities and amenities in Southwest King County are supported, encouraged and invited to create and define their own success stories. Our community should be recognized as the place where businesses, residents and community partners are able to live out their best lives. With poverty rates in our community exceeding the state average, we know we have our work cut out for us as we focus on raising the tide for all in our region. We also know that we can’t do this work alone, and we need your help.”

The Community is invited to attend the Chamber’s Annual Membership and Holiday Luncheon at Rainier Golf and Country Club on Friday, Dec. 8. There will be a silent auction that will start at 11 a.m. All proceeds raised at the Luncheon will go towards helping the Chamber bring back the much-needed Foundation. Lunch will be served at noon and the event will conclude by 1pm.Attendees are encouraged to arrive ready to shop for gifts and wine, support the Chamber and be part of building a bright future for all in our community. Additional prizes, and festivities celebrating the Chamber board, leadership and future of the organization will also be featured at this event. Parking is complimentary.

Special thanks to the current board chair, Dan Mathews for generously sponsoring this event. Thank you also to our event sponsors Crain Photography and South King Media. Please do ensure you arrive early for the silent auction and to hear the beautiful choral music presented by Seattle Christian School Choir.

More information, including tickets, can be found here:

http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/annual-holiday-luncheon-996

Additional Sponsorships are also still available. Maybe you can help support the work by sponsoring lunch for the Choir or donating an auction item or bottle of wine for the wine pull? Procurement forms are available at the Chamber.
The Chamber is grateful to serve the community of Southwest King County and looks forward to leaning into their work with the help and support of the community. Together we are stronger, together we are #SeattleSouthsideStrong

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.  The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

More info at http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com

The Tukwila Planning Commission currently has a Member Resident Opening for the remainder of a 4 year term ending 12/31/2019.

Tukwila’s Planning Commission also sits as the City’s Board of Architectural Review and so has two main roles.

  1. The first is to promote and coordinate comprehensive long-range planning, growth-management, and environmental protection. They do this by reviewing and revising city-wide rules, development standards and policies and making recommendations on them to the City Council. Examples of this would be changes to the Zoning Code, Comprehensive Plan and Sign Code.
  2. The second is to review the architectural and site design of private development projects such as stores, apartments and subdivisions.

Interested parties should complete a City of Tukwila Boards and Commissions Application and return it to the Mayor’s Office by November 17, 2017.

For more info, click here (PDF file).

With ballots for the general election coming in the mail this week, the City of Tukwila released its 2017 Video Voters’ Guide for local candidates.

All candidates were invited to participate, but not all chose to do so.

Watch 2-minute statements from the candidates running for City Council positions 1, 3, 5 & 7, as well as Tukwila School District 406, Director District 4:

City of Tukwila 2017 Video Voters' Guide

With ballots for the general election coming in the mail this week, please take this opportunity to watch our 2017 Video Voters' Guide for the Tukwila candidates. All candidates were invited to participate, but not all chose to do so. Watch 2 minute statements from the candidates running for City Council positions 1, 3, 5 & 7 and Tukwila School District 406, Director District 4.

Posted by City of Tukwila – Government on Thursday, October 19, 2017

JOB: Restaurant / Food & Beverage Operations Manager

HMSHost Proudly Operating @ Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Work for a company that’s passionate about food and making travelers feel good on the move!

Dungeness Bay, Seattle Taproom, Sbarro’s, Sports Page, Seahawks 12 Club, Burger King, Great American Bagel, Starbucks, Alaska Lodge, Vintage Washington, Wolfgang Puck, Dish D’Lish, Anthony’s.

Family-Friendly Benefits and Work/Life Balance
Salary + Quarterly Bonus Opportunities!

  • Competitive Medical and dental benefits
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 100% employee meal discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flex Time
  • Opportunities for professional growth/advancement
  • Diverse customers and co-workers
  • Stable company and a positive reputation in the community
  • We believe in recognizing, rewarding and taking care of our associates
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Work-Life Balance

APPLY ONLINE TODAY!

http://jobs.hmshost.com/?location=Seattle&spage=1

Our Food Service Managers!
The F & B Operations Manager is responsible for assisting the F&B Multi Operations Manager or Director of Operations in operating assigned brands, units, and/or concepts. This position is responsible for day-to-day supervision of operations associates, assigning work to both management and non-management associates, monitoring unit/concept/store level operation performance, coaching and developing associates, and performing all other responsibilities as directed by their manager. This is an exempt position and typically reports to the F&B Multi Operations Manager and/or designee, depending on local requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires 3-5 or more years of experience as a supervisor or unit-level manager in high volume and/or multi-unit Food and Beverage or Merchandise operations or other related management experience
  • Demonstrates team management, delegation and issue resolution skills and the ability to multi-task

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 46 of the 50 busiest airports and 99 travel plazas in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $3.1 billion and employs more than 39,500 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of over €4.5 billion in 2016, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

EOE – Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled – DFWP Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2017 JAMES BEARD AWARDS

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The City of Tukwila released a new video on the Women’s Only Fitness program.

“This culturally appropriate fitness class is tailored to meet the needs of our Somali women in Tukwila,” the City said. “Because everyone deserves a safe and comfortable space to exercise and work out together!”

By Andrea H. Reay
CEO/President
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

A lot of attention has been placed on the “Customer Experience”- (CX). Simply put the Customer experience (CX) is the product of an interaction between an organization and a customer over the duration of their relationship. Business owners and companies spend a great deal of capital on enhancing the customer experience; developing and investing in systems and technology to ensure the experience is positive and the relationship sustaining. However, many companies and organizations have failed to invest in the Employee Experience (EX) and we are beginning to see the evidence of that as our work force becomes more mobile and employers struggle with attracting and retaining employees. If companies would invest more in their employee experience, not only would they save exponentially with reduced turnover, but the customer experience would also improve as employees are more likely to give exceptional customer service when they are productive and have high job satisfaction.

What is the employee experience? Like the customer experience, it’s the sum of all the interactions an employee has with an employer and their colleagues. This entails the culture of the workplace, the technology and/or tools provided to the employee to be successful in their work and the physical space or environment where in which they work. Statistically, very few companies invest in all three aspects of the employee experience (culture, technology, space). They assume that salary, benefits and other perks make up for less investment in culture, technology and space. They are wrong. As the demographics of our work force change, experience holds much more sway than other traditional forms of compensation in the workplace. If companies and organization fail to invest in the employee experience, they will continue to see less growth in positive customer experience, and continue to experience high turnover

Here are a few quick ideas to help improve the employee experience at your business, no matter the size or number of employees:

  1. Focus on Culture: Culture holds the most weight. Define the mission, vision and values of your business-set the standard and live by them. Create an environment where achievement is recognized, efforts are appreciated and talent is rewarded.
  2. Technology: Whether it’s a computer program or data system, point of sale system or other tools, make sure you provide them and keep them in good working order.
  3. Space: Many studies have shown the importance of a varied work environment. Not rows of cubicles, or endless halls of private offices, or even open work space. But, where people do their best work is when they can choose to finish a project in a quiet private office, and then take a team meeting in an open conference area. Wherever possible, try to create flexible work space that fits the various needs of the job duties and work that needs to be performed.

Many of the above ideas and concepts were outlined and discussed at the AWB (Association of Washington Business) Policy Summit held in September when Jacob Morgan delivered a keynote on “The Experiential Organization: How the Best Organizations are Winning the War for Talent, Preparing for the Future of Work, and Crushing the Competition”.

I’m happy to share my full notes and thoughts on the presentation and summit with any of our members or more information can be found on Jacob Morgan’s website thefutureorganization.com.

For more information on Chamber benefits, opportunities and partnerships, please visit our website www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.”

Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic is looking to hire:

Veterinary Assistant

Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm to our fast paced work environment. We are a family owned veterinary clinic that formed to provide pets with high quality, progressive care while respecting their owners beliefs, values and financial capability. Our vision is that Priceless Pet Clinic is a place that both pets and people feel comfortable, informed and valued regardless of personal finances. We also like to encourage a learning environment and create opportunities for all to enhance their skills.

Successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years experience preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a veterinary assistant program preferred but not required.
  • Fun, easy going personality with the ability to easily converse with our clients.
  • Excellent skills in handling/restraining dogs and cats for blood draws, urine collection, catheter placement, surgical prep of patients, assisting in recovering from anesthesia, etc.
  • Dental skills preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Assist with taking radiographs
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency, experience with Macs is a plus since the practice management software is mac based.
  • Proven ability to work as a team player in order to maximize the effectiveness of the team
  • Strong multitasking skills and the initiative to get tasks completed
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours as needed
  • Relaying patient inquiries between clients and the veterinarian (includes answering phone calls), client interaction during appointments (taking a brief history, getting patient vitals and weight), clear understanding and ability to effectively communicate patient home care and follow-up instructions.

We offer competitive compensation, PTO, medical/dental/vision, discounted pet care, and performance based bonuses.

Must be able to work Saturdays. Clinic hours are 7am-7pm most weekdays and 7am-5pm Saturdays. Pay is based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

[email protected].


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time licensed veterinary technician who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm to our fast paced work environment. We are a family owned veterinary clinic that formed to provide pets with high quality, progressive care while respecting their owners beliefs, values and financial capability. Our vision is that Priceless Pet Clinic is a place that both pets and people feel comfortable, informed and valued regardless of personal finances. We also like to encourage a learning environment and create opportunities for all to enhance their skills.

Successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years experience preferred. Current WA veterinary technician license
  • Fun, easy going personality with the ability to easily converse with our clients
  • Excellent skills in handling/restraining, blood draws, urine collection, catheter placement, surgical prep of patients, anesthetic monitoring and recovery, performing dentals, taking radiographs, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency, experience with Mac’s is a plus since the practice management software is Mac based
  • Proven ability to work as a team player in order to maximize the effectiveness of the team
  • Strong multitasking skills and the initiative to get tasks completed
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours as needed
  • Relaying patient inquiries between clients and the veterinarian (includes answering phone calls), client interaction during appointments (taking brief history, obtaining patient vitals and weight), and a clear understanding and ability to effectively communicate patient home care and follow-up instructions

We offer competitive compensation, PTO, medical/dental/vision, discounted pet care, and performance based bonuses.

Must be able to work Saturday. Clinic hours are 7am-7pm most weekdays and 7am-5pm Saturdays. Pay is based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

[email protected].

Priceless Pet Clinic
19893 1st Ave S. Suite 202
Normandy Park, Washington, 98148

http://pricelesspetclinic.com

https://www.facebook.com/pricelesspet

Twenty students from Tukwila-based Key Tech Labs – a nonprofit that aims to build self-sustaining communities by equipping minorities with skills in STEM – recently spent the day at Google’s Fremont campus building and coding raspberry pi.

Tanisha Hampden, a Key Tech Labs volunteer, and a Google Volunteer help students build their first Sprite in Scratch Programming.

State Representative Noel Frame introduces Raspberry Pi Day, with a message emphasizing the importance of technology in today’s classrooms.

All participants had varying levels of experience using the Raspberry Pi and programming. The students who were new to the technology were very engaged and excited to take on tasks. The students who had some experience were able to freshen up their skills and help out the younger kids.

The event included a raffle which had students on the edge of their seats. Five students were drawn from the raffle and were presented with the entire computer set up that was built during class. The set up included the Raspberry Pi, monitor, key board, mouse, and auxiliary components.

After the class, Google mentors gave a tour of their campus, during which most students took pictures or live-streamed.

JOBS: Part-time Dishwasher/Line Cook & Server/Bartender Positions are available at Westcity Kitchen:

Two positions immediately available at Westcity Kitchen in Admiral Junction: Part-time Dishwasher/Line Cook and Part-time Server.

These are evening positions and applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

The Dishwasher/Line Cook position will be about 4 days per week, pay DOE but starting at $15 per hour.

We’re looking for someone who is punctual, has a good knowledge of food, strong work ethic & a cheerful attitude.

Applicants should email their resume & cover letter to Chef Trace at [email protected].

The Server/Bartender position applicants must have strong cocktail, wine and food knowledge, as well as a valid Washington State Food Handler’s Permit and a Class 12 Mixologist Permit.

Be comfortable with table-side wine service, able to manage a large section and stay calm & gracious during our dinner rush.

You must be able to multi-task and prioritize appropriately while keeping your surroundings tidy and efficiently organized.

Being a strong team player is critical in our small family!

Weekend availability needed with flexibility to cover during the week, 1-3 evening shifts available, including Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Please forward your resume and brief cover letter to [email protected].