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Problems with local lodging tax issue

on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in WCCE Blog

Clarification of the RCW

For those Chambers working on tourism, the following will be of interest to you.

At the WCCE Conference in Anacortes, Chet Ross, President of the Freeland Chamber of Commerce presented an update on the local lodging tax issue.  A copy of his presentation is attached.  Chet has been focused on bringing clarity to the statute.  Chambers who have been applying for these funds, are coming up against a vague RCW that is causing confusion on where and how the funds should be allocated.  As a result, Chambers are competing against and losing out to the questionable distribution of  lodging tax funds.

Chet has retained former Attorney General Rob McKenna to enlist his services.  Chet needs to hear from Chambers who have experienced problems with the lodging tax issue in order to help build the case for a RCW clarification.  If you would either call or drop Chet a quick email describing the problem (today if at all possible), it would be most helpful.

As this moves along under Chet’s leadership, WCCE will work with him to share updates to assist in clarifying the lodging tax issue.

Contact Information:

Chet Ross, Freeland Chamber
P 360-331-1980
E:  chet@whidbey.com

October Updates

on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Posted in WCCE Blog

Let the Listserve, serve you!

The WCCE Google Group List serve has been updated and ready for your use.  When sending an email to the list serve, the email address is wcce@googlegroups.com.  When you hit reply to an email, it will go out to the entire group.  The list serve continues to be a great way to share your experiences and/or to ask your questions regarding Chamber management & leadership.

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How many days?

There is 366 days until the 2020 WCCE Chamber Leaders Conference in Clarkston, WA.  Mark your calendars for October 21 - 23!  Conference Agenda, hotel accommodations and registration will be posted to wcce.org soon. 

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