Monday, October 29, 2012

City Conference Survey on the way!

Partners --

Thanks to the nearly 40 of you who joined us in Renton Thursday for the 2012 BLS City Conference.

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you. In some cases, it had been years since the last visit. In a few casees, we were meeting for the first time. We simply can't let as much time pass before we do that again.

Here’s an electronic copy of the Governor’s message thanking you for your efforts to support business in our state.

This week,we'll send a survey asking you how we did. We look forward to your input and are anxious to answer any questions or concerns you may still have.

Have a terrific week!

~BLS Partner Services

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Partnership Services Welcomes Karen Petersen!

Karen Petersen,
Partnership Services Assistant
We’re pleased to introduce you to our newest teammate, Karen. She’ll be your point person for BLS service, systems access, report updates, and general questions. Please give her a warm welcome.

Here’s her introduction:

“I am originally from Toronto, Ontario, and have lived in Olympia for eight years. My specialty is computers. For more than 10 years, I’ve been sharpening my customer service skills. My educational background includes multimedia and design, so I love working with both people and technology. It will be my honor and my pleasure to put my skills to work for you in BLS Partnership Services.”

If you see her in Renton Thursday, make sure to say hello!

~BLS Partnership Services

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BLS City Conference 10/25 - Lunch Orders Due

Just two hours remain to register for the 2012 BLS City Conference.

We have more than 30 guests confirmed with room for just a few more.

Remember, if you need directions or other info, it's all here for you.


You may order lunch for delivery if you email by 5 pm today (Tuesday).
Select from list below. Gretchen’s Shoebox delivers at 11:30 am Thursday.

Email your orders to Put “Conference Lunch” in the subject line.

Bring a personal check for payment Thursday. No cash. No credit cards.

Sandwiches - $13 plus tax

With Tim's Cascade potato chips, fresh fruit cup, chocolate chip cookie, Athena bottled water & utensils.

1) California Club Box Lunch

Oven-roasted chicken breast, bacon, avocado, bleu cheese scallion spread, lettuce & tomato on Schwartz Brothers Bakery sourdough bread.

2) Turkey Havarti Box Lunch

Oven-roasted turkey breast, Havarti, cucumbers, lettuce & tomato on Schwartz Brothers Bakery 100% Honey Whole Wheat. Served with mayonnaise & mustard on the side.

3) Focaccia Margherita Box Lunch- VEGETARIAN

Fresh mozzarella, slow-roasted tomatoes, whole-leaf basil, with arugula & creamy pesto spread on our own Schwartz Brothers Bakery freshly baked focaccia bread.

Gluten Free Salads - $14 plus tax

Includes a carrot packet, a fruit cup, a low-fat yogurt cup, and a bottle of water

1. Balsamic Chicken Salad

2. Chop Chop Salad

Petite Lunches - $10 plus tax

Includes apple slices and chocolate chip cookie; no bottled water

1. Caesar Salad Petite Lunch

2. Egg Salad Sandwich Petite Lunch

3. Green Salad Petite Lunch

4. Ham & Swiss Sandwich Petite Lunch

5. Turkey & Provolone Sandwich Petite Lunch

Friday, October 19, 2012

Just 10 spots left for 2012 BLS City Conference

It’s your last chance to RSVP for the 2012 BLS City Conference.
Just 10 spots remain for Thursday’s event in Renton.
Are you wondering…
  • …How do I get there?
  • …Is there coffee and water?
  • …And what about lunch? 

Answers are here for you.

If you previously registered, we have your information. Share this message with colleagues. Tell them time is running out to register.
 We look forward to seeing you soon.
~BLS Partnership Services

Thursday, October 11, 2012

You're Invited to the 2012 BLS City Conference

Join us for the 2012 BLS City Conference.


What to expect:
  • 8:30 a.m. start at Renton City Hall
  • MLS/BLS updates since 2011
  • System training with question/answer session
  • Partner discussion
  • Future BLS planning and development
See the complete agenda here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BLS Credit Card Fee Payments

Partners --

Some cities' BLS payments for the credit card processing fees are being misdirected, which may cause delays in credits to their accounts. These payments are the 2.5% of the city business license fees that businesses pay by credit card.

Help us correctly track your payments and apply credits. Be sure to remit payments to:

                                  Department of Revenue
                                  Revenue Accounting
                                  PO Box 47464
                                  Olympia WA 98504-7464

Make checks payable to:

                                  Department of Revenue

One last thing: Be sure to include a copy of the billing invoice or the top tear-off section with the check. That  helps ensure that your billing payments are applied correctly.

Thanks in advance for your help.

BLS Partnership Services