Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Chamber Files Lawsuit Challenging Payroll Tax
The lawsuit alleges that the City Council imposed a tax on 'the right to earn a living'
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court challenging the city’s recently enacted payroll tax. The lawsuit alleges that the Seattle City Council imposed a tax on the right to earn a living. It cites as precedent Cary v. City of Bellingham, in which the state Supreme Court ruled…
Seattle Chamber Names New CEO
Rachel Smith is the third CEO in three years
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has selected Rachel Smith as its next president and CEO. Smith is the deputy executive and chief of staff for King County, where she leads policy strategy and execution, and oversees the countys partnership with the organizations executive team. Her new post begins Jan. 4. Rachel is a champion…
Seattles Chamber: Charting a Course to Relevance
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 135 years young, strives to remain viable as the city and the region evolve politically and economically.
Shortly after the steamer Portland docked in Seattle in 1897 with a reported ton of gold from the Alaskan Klondike, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce hired Erastus Brainerd, an itinerant journalist, to establish Seattle as the best departure point for prospectors. Brainerd did such a good job of promoting Seattle, the Gateway City to Alaska,…