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4th District Candidate Forum VIDEO


Dan Newhouse and Clint Didier Candidates for 4th District  Representative

Each candidate had five minutes to introduce themselves and their platform, three minutes to answer each question, and four minutes for closing remarks.

The questions were;

  1. Do you support plans for new water storage in the Yakima Basin?

    2.  What is your position on immigration reform?

    3. What is your position on Health Care reform?

    4. Do you support the Market Access Program, the re-authorization of the Ex-Im Bank, new trade agreements, and other measures to promote U.S. exports?

    5. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rates among major economies, putting U.S. businesses at a disadvantage.  What is your position on business tax reform?

    6. College affordability is a concern for many families and employers, what is your position on federal student loan programs?

2014 Ted Robertson Community Service Award

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Thanks for attending The Annual Chamber Ted Robertson Community Service Awards.

AND THE WINNERS ARE......

CHAMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

This award is given to a person from the Chamber Board, Chamber Ambassadors, or Chamber Committees who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to serving our community and the mission of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

Michelle Smith  - Awards Committee, All America City Coalition

Ron King  - Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Members Services Committee, Past Board Chairs

Joe Mann of Ron's Coin and Book - Current Board Chair, All America City Coalition, Member Services Committee

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

This award is given to an organization that has been outstanding in their service to the Yakima Valley, and has shown exemplary success in achieving their mission.

Yakima Schools Foundation - www.yakimaschoolsfoundation.org

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences - www.pnwu.org 

Perry Technical Institute - www.perrytech.edu

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services - www.ynhs.org

EMERGINGBUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to a newer business that demonstrates a high level of customer service, innovation, focus on quality, and involvement in the community. This award will recognize an organization that has achieved a presence in the business community and has demonstrated consistent and significant growth within the last two years.

Yakima Valley Pippins - www.pippinsbaseball.com

Bale Breaker Brewing Co - www.balebreaker.com 

The Engagency - http://startengaging.net 

MEMBER OF THE YEAR

This award is designed to celebrate an individual or business in the community who demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and promotes the positive spirit of the Yakima Valley. A person or business that excels in community involvement!

Solarity Credit Union - www.solaritycu.org 

Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima - www.toyotaofyakima.com

Liberty Bottleworks - www.libertybottles.com 

The Home Depot - www.homedepot.com 

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This Award recognizes the superior performance of a Yakima Valley business, the strength of the candidate's leadership team, workforce, and the company's history of recognizing and seizing market opportunities and leading the business community.

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. - www.balebreaker.com 

Solarity Credit Union - www.solaritycu.org

John I Haas - www.barthhaasgroup.com 

Government Affairs Committee

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The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce "Government
Affairs Committee" hosts the Washington 15th District Legislative Candidates Forum on August 26th, 2014

Yakima County Auditor Candidate Forum 
                Micah Cawley
                Charles Ross
                Earl Hall
                Kyle Freeborn
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce - Government Affairs Committee Meeting. Members in good standing are encoraged to attend, 4th Tuesday of the month at noon.

Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee Meetings are open to all members in good standing, 4th Tuesday of the month at noon at the Chamber - Brown Bag lunch Meetings

Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce -- Government Affairs Committee
WA 14th Legislative District Position 2 Candidate Forum
Paul George -- Gina McCabe -- Ben Shoval -- Adam Yoest
This is a portion of the candidate forum held at the Chamber on June 24th 2014
(In this video)
1. Opening Statements and Introduction
2. If elected what will you do to improve Central Washington Business Climate?
3. How would you close the gap between State revenue and planned spending?
4. What is your position of the Governor's proposed carbon cap and trade system and the low carbon fuel standard?


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