This collaborative event is being produced in partnership with the Seattle Southside Chamber and the Renton and Kent Chambers to gather regional business leaders, policymakers, and the community together to find real solutions to the challenges our community faces—specifically the economic inequity prevalent in the Pacific Northwest.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Kent, Renton and Seattle Southside Chambers of Commerce are thrilled to announce the Call for Entries for the 2022 PNW Economic Equity Summit is now OPEN!
Do you or someone you know have an idea, plan or solution for how to address the current state of economic equity in our region? We want to hear your thoughts on how we - together - can make a positive impact for change. Everyone - including high school & college students, local community members, entrepreneurs, start-ups, as well as established businesses and organizations - is invited to submit their ideas for a chance to present to a panel of judges and a live audience. Entries will be grouped into 3 categories, based on the age of the submitter:
Youth (12 - 17)
Young Adults (18 - 29)
Organizations & Established Professionals (30+)
An emphasis will be placed on encouraging Youth and Young Adult category submissions to encourage voices not always included in solution-finding conversations and approaches.
Submissions will be screened by the event committee to determine who will proceed to the Initial Pitch Round. Three finalists from each category will then be selected to present at the final LIVE event, the culmination of the PNW Economic Equity Summit on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, in front of an audience of government leaders, decision-makers, business influencers, and more - where one Grand Winner and one Audience's Choice Winner will be chosen.
The winning presentations will receive membership, advocacy, promotions, and support from the Kent, Renton, and Seattle Southside Chambers of Commerce, as well as structure, stipend, and space needed to move from idea to impact through engagement and opportunities with their organizations and their sponsorship members as well.
To submit your idea, visit http://www.gorenton.com/_forms/view/32382
Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on September 19th, 2022.