The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is delighted to announce that it has partnered with essDOCS Certification to offer a new online Certificate of Origin application platform, essCert.
The essCert platform has been developed with Exporters and Forwarders in mind and is fast, flexible and easy to use. Please see attached a list of Exporter Benefits which include, Database of saved Consignors/Consignees; Edit rejected applications; Client Help Centre.
On Monday, April 29th 2019, the new platform will be live. Any document applications that have been applied for through the existing platform, eCertify, will not be processed after that date.
If you are an existing eCertify user your new essCert profile will have been created automatically. You will however need to retrieve new login details. You can retrieve these login details from the morning of April 29th onwards, not before. To do so please go to www.esscert.com/retrieve and enter your email address then press the Retrieve button. Your login details will then be sent to that email address. If you experience any issues retrieving your login details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the short guide on how to apply for a Certificate of Origin using the essCert platform.
Remember, Monday 29th of April the essCert platform will be live. Any document applications that have been applied for through the existing platform, eCertify, will not be processed after that date.
TACOMA, Wash. – The Tahoma Business Environmental Award is presented annually by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to a local business for its outstanding environmental stewardship.
This year’s award was presented to Ocean5 – Table 47 of Gig Harbor, Washington.
Ocean5 – Table 47 received the Tahoma Business Environmental Award for, among other things, it’s innovative building which was awarded the LEED Silver certification in September 2018 for their building design. Some key features include:
3.6 miles of geothermal wells under the parking lot that heat and cool the entire building
22 bowling lanes using string pinsetters, using less energy than motorized free falling pins
LED lights throughout the building, including the two-story laser arena
Carpet made of 100% recycled carpet content, including material made of discarded commercial fishing nets left in the oceans
Recycled wine corks used in the Salish Sea Lounge walls
Grown and raised ingredients, working with local farmers in Gig Harbor and Pierce County
Over 40 local taps of beer and wine, sending fewer individual bottles to the landfill
Think your company is too small to offer great health insurance? Think again.
Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Business Health Trust (BHT) – Washington’s source for employee benefits to provide access to high quality, affordable healthcare options to our members.
EXCLUSIVE CHOICES FROM MAJOR CARRIERS Whether you have two employees or more than 100, BHT can help you create a benefits program that attracts talent and keeps your employees healthy and productive – at a budget you can afford. Their comprehensive offerings give employers a choice of over 20 affordable medical plans from major carriers like Premera and Kaiser, and a wide range of additional employee benefits including dental, vision, life insurance, personal accident and an employee assistance program.
MORE THAN INSURANCE In addition to insurance, BHT offers comprehensive plan administration, and a wide variety of additional services, resources and savings such as on-demand virtual care, monthly wellness resources, cost-savings on common office supplies, business services, and up to 50% off on retail ORCA passes.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN ENROLLMENT RATE GUARANTEES If your business is in one of the following industries you can take advantage of open enrollment rate guarantees through June 2020: Media, Transportation, Maritime, Healthcare, Tourism, Hospitality, Aerospace. If you’re not in one of these industries, you can still get a quote with rate guarantees through December 2019.
GET A FREE QUOTE Even if you already offer health insurance to your employees, we recommend getting a free quote from BHT to compare rates and learn more about the options that are available to you!