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“Did you know that living in Renton has a gaggle of perks provided by the city?”

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:21pm
  • Opinion

Did you know that living in Renton has a gaggle of perks provided by the city?

There are great parks like Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, hiking and bike trails like the Cedar River trail, neighborhood picnics, City Center Garage in downtown Renton that has two hours of free parking, an upcoming spring recycle event, microchipping for pets. Say what?

Microchipping normally costs $70 per animal, but the city is offering the service for free to Renton residents thanks to a partnership with the Renton Community Foundation and Eastside Veterinary Associates. Eastside Veterinary Associates (1700 NE 44th St.) will provide the microchipping on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds last. Check-in is 11:30 a.m. from Monday through Friday. For more information about this program and more, visit https://rentonwa.gov/.

The Renton Chamber has some perks, too. In fact, in the next few weeks we are going to launch a Membership Campaign. If you are not a member, now is the time to join. We have business perks coming your way to include: group insurance, Google virtual tours, BizX $$$, Inviso IT no cost assessment.

There’s a free event that’s coming your way. Rosie Rourke’s real estate team is hosting “After Hours” to toast to 2018 and to celebrate being in the Renton/Fairwood area for 25 years. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 15.

Great job Renton Rotary for Puttin’ on the Ritz! The Lake Washington Hyatt Regency team did not disappoint with the food, ambiance, servers and great view. First Financial Northwest Bank had their auction team and gave $3 million to the Cascade/Benson area Family First Community Center.

This year ten Renton schools are represented in the Seattle Seahawks/Renton Chamber Ahead of the Class event on April 2 at VMAC. Teachers from the following schools will be honored at the event: Hazen, Risdon, Hazelwood, Kennydale, Renton Tech, Meadow Crest, Renton Prep, St. Anthony, Albert Tally, CHILD Institute.

For more information about the events or about the chamber, check out our website and event calendar. You may be missing a perk or two. www.GoRenton.com or email me at vbaxter@gorenton.com

Vicky Baxter is the CEO of Renton Chamber of Commerce. You can reach her at vbaxter@gorenton.com or 425-226-4560.

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