Spring has sprung upon us and tax season is here! If you have not done your taxes as of yet, we have several tax professionals as Chamber members that would love it if you would "Think Chamber First" when it comes to doing your taxes. Please take some time to look at our Community Resource Guide or our on-line directory for those tax professionals near you.
As you may already know, Sceni Foster is pursuing a new career. I would like to take a moment to thank Sceni for dedicating over five years to the Lacey Chamber of Commerce. Sceni has been a cornerstone to our organization, and we appreciate all her hard work and steadfastness throughout the years. Although we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her and her new endeavor with one of our partners and loyal members, Saint Martin’s University. Thanks again Sceni, you will be missed.
Still on our radar, we have some advertising opportunities available in our upcoming 2012-2013 Community Resource Guide. The guide gets great circulation in our community and into the hands of your customers. If you have not placed your ad, please do so as space is limited. We also have our annual golf tourney on the horizon. Make sure to sponsor a hole and sign up your four-person team as soon as possible, as this tourney fills up quickly. For more information, please call the Chamber staff.
Don't forget, we also have our South Sound BBQ Festival coming on July 7. Last year we had over 5,000 people visit and partake all the wonderful food, experience the entertainment, and witness a hot wing eating competition. If you have not already, make sure to get your booth today and showcase your business to thousands!
As I mentioned before, tax season is here, and at our upcoming Forum we will be having several tax professionals apprising us of current changes in the tax code, and how they may apply to our businesses. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and, who knows, you might even find a way to keep more of your hard-earned money.
Last but not least, make sure you make your contributions to your IRAs for 2011 before the April 17 deadline.
At your SERVICE,