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Chamber to talk climate at Nov. 2 meeting

Jonathan Shakes from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be the featured speaker at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon from 12-1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Community and Event Center.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Shakes will discuss the progress that’s recently been made in building bipartisan consensus to take action for change.

Shakes comes from a successful career at He has traveled the world and is now focusing his efforts with this citizen-based organization and wants to share what’s happening with chamber members.

The chamber’s December luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.

“We extended the time with the hopes that everyone can take a much needed breather from the holiday stress and celebrate the successful year our businesses have had with a ‘party’ luncheon,” according to an email from the chamber. “We’ll have over 20 artists selling their beautiful items, a performance from the MIHS jazz band, a short skit from the MIHS Drama group, delicious food from Joseph Barker & Sons Catering.”

To register, call the chamber at 206-232-3404 or email

MIHS students with disabilities seek business partners

Seattle University’s Center for Change in Transition Services is working with Mercer Island High School on a unique partnership. They are looking for businesses that want to provide an opportunity for MIHS students with disabilities.

“If your business is looking to stretch your reach into the community, this is a fantastic opportunity,” according to the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.

Call the chamber at 206-232-3404 to learn more.

Pumpkin sales go through November

Autumn is well underway, and the holidays are just around the corner, but there is still time to purchase glass pumpkins for your Thanksgiving table.

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) annual glass pumpkin fundraiser is happening through the end of November.

The pumpkins can be purchased at Au Courant, Aljoya, Banner Bank, Cascade Frames, the Chamber of Commerce office, David Weed DDS, Island Books, the MIYFS office at Luther Burbank Park, Pilates on Mercer and yogabliss.

The featured glassblowers are Joni Johnson, Roberta Wyde, Robert Mays and their colleagues.

Proceeds directly support MIYFS, the city of Mercer Island’s human services department, which touches every member of our community through counselors in the schools, senior outreach and advocacy, affordable family and individual counseling, arrested youth and early intervention programs, family assistance, and a thriving thrift shop.

For more on MIYFS, click here.

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