Expanding Possibilities

How Cities Can Help Neighborhood Businesses Survive and Thrive in Phase 1.5 and Phase 2


June 15, 2020

Full recording of this webinar is shared below.

The presentation slides may be accessed HERE.


Webinar Information:

How Cities Can Help Neighborhood Businesses Survive and Thrive in Phases 1.5 and 2

We will be joined by:

Andrea Reay, Seattle Southside Chamber CEO

Andrea H. Reay is a native of the Pacific Northwest and is an experienced non-profit manager, business consultant and community organizer.  Her first job was working at her family’s business, a small independent pharmacy, aptly named “Family Pharmacy”. She attended the University of Washington where she studied Theatre and Classics. She then worked for over 15 years in non-profit arts management. In 2013 she expanded her non-profit experience to work at Discover Burien, a non-profit organization focused on marketing and promoting the City of Burien, which also happens to be home for Andrea and her family for over 10 years. In 2016 Andrea accepted the position to serve as the President/CEO at Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. She is thrilled to be able to maximize her varied experience growing up in a family that knew the challenges of owning a small business as well as non-profit management to be able to maximize the services and benefits the Chamber is able to provide and deliver for the community of Southwest King County.

Sarah Pyle, Redmond Strategic Initiatives Manager

Sarah Pyle is a community and economic development professional with the City of Redmond. She is currently assigned as the City’s Recovery Manager for the COVID-19 pandemic; in addition, she manages the economic development, tourism, and land use development divisions. She is known for developing innovative ways to streamline processes, reducing the cost of doing business and leveraging technology options already available for use of economic development. Most recently the City has developed What’s Open Eastside, a free marketing tool for all businesses. Prior to joining Redmond in 2015 Sarah worked with other cities on the Eastside and ran a small business. She believes collaboration and asking questions can bring even the most complex across the finish line. Change the World from Redmond

Pam Cant,  Department of Labor and Industries 

Pam Cant is a Consultation Operations Manager with the Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

This webinar is intended to provide ideas to elected officials on what they can do to assist small businesses during the COVID 19 crisis. It is open (and free!) to all SCA elected officials, and SCA city staff. There will be time on the agenda to ask questions of our panelists, and to share what is working in SCA member cities.