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August 28, 2017

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce"s "Candidates Night" will be Sept. 27

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The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Aug. 28) the publication of their candidate questionnaires on their website, as well as the return of "Candidates Night" event on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Red Lion in SeaTac.

All Candidates running for King County Sherriff, Port of Seattle, and City Council positions for the municipalities the Chamber serves (Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila) were invited on July 20 to complete a Candidate Questionnaire. Thirty-three out of the forty-four candidates running for the positions described above chose to participate and return their questionnaire under the guidelines established and communicated. Those questionnaires are now available in their entirety as they were submitted on the Chamber"s website. Thank you to the candidates that chose to participate.
Candidates were also invited to join us for Candidates Night; and most have already confirmed their commitment to participate.

This event, as well as the formation of the Chamber"s questionnaire, are organized by the chamber"s volunteer Government Affairs Committee (GAC). The Chamber"s GAC focuses on the issues that matter most in our region and the communities we serve. The Seattle Southside Chamber is also part of the South Sound Chamber of Commerce Legislative Coalition (SSCCLC), whose collaborative advocacy efforts work to improve the business climate of our region. The work of the Government Affairs committee allows the Chamber to serve as the voice of business at all levels of government to help advance the mission of the organization to build business success, advance our region and help encourage and maintain a strong economic environment in Southwest King County.

"We look forward to this opportunity to bring candidates and regional business leaders together to interact, strengthen ties, and forge new relationships" offered President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber, Andrea Reay. "In every election, the voice of the business community must be part of the conversation if we are to truly foster economic growth and enhance our collaborative culture. We hope you take the time to review the questionnaires submitted by the candidates and hopefully join us to meet them in person at Candidates Night"

Candidates Night will be held on Wednesday, September 27th, 5 - 8:00 pm, at Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport, 18220 International Blvd, SeaTac 98188. Parking is limited and attendees are encouraged to carpool. Additional over-flow parking is available next door at the Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport.

Thank you to our host, the Red Lion Hotel and our sponsors, The Boeing Company, MasterPark, Kidder Mathews, Baker Commodities, Inc., Louise Strander, The Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport, Crain Photography and South King Media.

Space is limited at the event so don"t forget to register early to reserve your place. Register online here:, or call the office during regular office hours (206) 575-1633, or email Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at

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.

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