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Difficulty: 71 / Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
Store native this vacation season
This 12 months it is extra necessary than ever to buy domestically through the holidays. Renton’s small companies have stepped up with incentives as they begin the vacation buying season with Small Enterprise Saturday on Nov. 28.
The Renton Downtown Partnership is offering free goodie baggage to buyers who spend $10 or extra at downtown retailers. The luggage will embrace coupons, promotions, and shock treats. They are going to be accessible beginning with Small Enterprise Saturday on Nov. 28 and all through the buying season whereas provides final.
Renton residents can earn a Winter Staycation that features a one-night keep for 2 at a Renton resort, a $300 eating credit score and a $200 buying credit score.
All you need to do is patronize a retailer or restaurant in Renton that, for you, is new. Put up images in your Fb or Instagram account throughout November and December and tag them with #RentonHolidays. Every submit will get you one entry, so the extra you submit, the extra possibilities to win. The winner will get to construct their very own dream staycation.
Each one in all our neighborhoods has distinctive retailers and eating places. The fast-approaching vacation season is the proper time to find a brand new favourite place and be rewarded.
FAA permits 737 MAX to return to operation
One other piece of fine information this week got here from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has rescinded their order that halted the industrial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX.
I issued this assertion on Wednesday in response to The Boeing Firm’s official assertion on 737 MAX manufacturing.
“We’re grateful that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Wednesday) rescinded the order that halted industrial operations of the Boeing 737 MAX. The certification will enable Boeing to make deliveries, proceed working with regulators worldwide and permit their prospects to return the airplane into service.
“Because the nation recovers from COVID-19, we’re hopeful that the primary restoration will likely be nationwide journey, which will likely be extremely constructive for the supply and manufacturing of the 737 MAX. We have additionally been assured that Boeing‘s dedication to manufacturing the 737 MAX in Renton goes to be for the lengthy haul – a shot within the arm for our group and for the facilities, high quality of life and enterprise local weather that makes this Metropolis so fascinating.”
For these with a Puget Sound Enterprise Journal account, the total story is on-line.
When COVID-19 compelled the Renton Senior Exercise Middle’s closure, group companies employees instantly pivoted their outreach efforts. With extra funding from King County, they’ll be capable of develop their outreach.
Senior Middle receives a further $115,000
Nice information earlier this week from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove.
Councilmember Upthegrove has secured a further $115,000 in funding for the Renton Senior Exercise Middle as a part of the county’s 2021-2022 biennial finances. The funding comes from the voter-approved Veterans, Seniors and Human Providers levy, which has already allotted $90,000 to the middle.
Through the pandemic, we’ve got repeatedly mentioned that our seniors are our most necessary group and want our assist. So many depend on the senior middle for recreation, nourishment and group.
This funding will enable our group companies employees to proceed to supply these very important companies. Already this 12 months, they rapidly developed a drive-through lunch program to interchange the every day scorching meals. Common cellphone check-ins and digital actions have stored seniors engaged. Their “positivity parades” introduced smiles to each employees and seniors as they drove via senior housing complexes.
Our honest due to Councilmember Upthegrove for this robust assertion of assist, not only for this extra funding but in addition for his assist in reaching our “Age-Pleasant Metropolis” designation from the World Well being Group/AARP. This may positively profit our senior inhabitants.
Council elects Corman and McIrvin president and president pro-tem for 2021
Congratulations to Metropolis Councilmembers Randy Corman and Ryan McIrvin, who had been unanimously elected by their friends as council president and president pro-tem for 2021.
Randy is the council’s most senior member, having served since 1994, and is the present president pro-tem. Ryan was first elected in 2015. I served with each and stay up for working with them when the brand new council convenes had made on Jan. 4, 2021.
I might additionally wish to salute the management of Council President Ruth Pérez throughout a really troublesome 2020. Regardless of each of us being new to our positions in January, we rapidly fashioned a robust and profitable working relationship.
Renton Vacation Lights will take the place of Clam Lights in 2020. The show will at Gene Coulon Memorial Seaside Park and Piazza Park downtown beginning Nov. 28.
Metropolis makes COVID-related adjustments to vacation occasions
The realities of the consequences of COVID-19 in our space have compelled us to make changes to our annual vacation occasions.
We’re extremely disillusioned to announce the annual Clam Lights vacation lighting occasion won’t be held in 2020. We perceive this occasion has develop into a big vacation kickoff occasion for residents and guests of all ages. Nonetheless, it is not doable this 12 months whereas King County stays in Section 2 of Secure Begin Washington.
As an alternative of Clam Lights, we’ll current a smaller vacation lighting show at Gene Coulon Memorial Seaside Park and downtown at Piazza Park. The Piazza Park show replaces the annual Tree Lighting occasion held along with Small Enterprise Saturday.
Small Enterprise Saturday is an ideal reminder that in these exceedingly troublesome occasions for our native companies, they are going to be open and may use your patronage. Please store early and store native this season.
Renton’s Vacation Lights will likely be lit day-after-day from Four to eight p.m. at each places beginning Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, along with Small Enterprise Saturday. It’ll proceed via New 12 months’s Day 2021. Our thanks for the assist we have acquired from Renton’s Lodging Tax Grant program, Renton Downtown Partnership and Fleming Vacation Lighting, making vacation lights doable.
Lastly, we won’t maintain Polar Bear Plunge on New 12 months’s Day. Nevertheless, we plan to roll out a enjoyable social media marketing campaign, “What’s Your Custom?” after Christmas Day. Will probably be an opportunity so that you can share household recollections and tradition as they relate to your New 12 months’s celebration.
Governor caps third-party supply charges
On Thursday, Gov. Inslee introduced a cap on supply charges charged to eating places by third-party supply platforms, akin to Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and others.
Responding to requests led by the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Hospitality Affiliation, the governor’s proclamation caps supply charges at 15% and complete charges at 19% of an order’s buy price. It takes impact Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 12:01 a.m.
Do not Neglect …
Tourism grant deadline is Nov. 30
The deadline to submit functions for 2021 Tourism Grants is Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m. Eligible entities embrace conference and guests’ bureaus, vacation spot advertising and marketing organizations, nonprofits like chambers of commerce and lodging associations, and municipalities. The grants assist Renton’s tourism advertising and marketing and operations and are funded via the state’s Resort-Motel Tax.
Supporting Renton small companies via Chip-In
We’re excited to work with Renton Chamber of Commerce, One Eastside, and Chip-In to lift funds for Renton small companies via tax-deductible contributions. Consider it like GoFundMe, however Chip-In doesn’t take a reduce. Every greenback donated will assist native Renton companies meet payroll, preserve their lights on and doorways open.
This press launch was produced by the Metropolis of Renton. The views expressed listed below are the creator’s personal.