Upcoming WCCE Webcasts:
August 21st: 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Mark Johnson, VP of Government Affairs for the WA Retail Association
Mark joined the Washington Retail Association January of 2005 as the Director of Government Affairs. In June 2006 he was promoted to Vice President. Mark is responsible for the strategic development of the Government Affairs activities of the Washington Retail Association and the Government Affairs Division's activities. He leads high priority issues for the association such as taxes, unemployment insurance, health care, privacy issues, and the handling of consumer products. Mark is also the lead staff for the association's Small Business Committee, Political Action Committee and its Government Affairs Committee. Johnson currently is a member of the Council of Washington Business Organizations, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Enterprise Washington Political Oversight Committee, Council of State Retail Associations, the Attorney General’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and several others
Agenda: Minimum Wage, Upcoming State Budget Issues and its affect on buisness
August 28th; 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Pat Chestnut, President/CEO of the AAOA Healthcare
The founder of Affiliated Services LLC. In his current role Chestnut is responsible for setting the vision, direction, and growth strategies of the company. Prior to founding Affiliated Services Chestnut spent over 20 years in consulting and advisory roles working with health plans, hospitals, clinics and associations in the healthcare industry. Chestnut has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Westmont College in Santa Barbara.
Agenda: Pat will bring you up-to-date on the latest with the Affordable Healthcare Act and what you and your businesses need to know to stay on the right side of all the new rules and regulations. He will also share AAOA’s latest healthcare program of a “Private Chamber Business Heath Exchange” that will offer Chambers a fully approved health option for their members.