WHY RENTON?


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TRAVEL


Conveniently located minutes from Seattle, Bellevue and SeaTac Airport.
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EXPLORE THINGS TO DO

RESOURCES

BUSINESS INFORMATION
Better Business Bureau (206) 431-2222
Business Help Line (800) 237-1233
Consumer Protection Line (206) 464-6684
Renton Chamber of Commerce (425) 226-4560
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (425) 235-7819
State Attorney General (Seattle office) (206) 464-7744
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PLANNING, BUILDING & PUBLIC WORKS
Administration (425) 430-7394
Permits (425) 430-7283
Transportation (425) 430-7321
Utility Billing (425) 430-6852

KING COUNTY
www.metrokc.gov 
County Assessor (206) 296-7300
General Information (206) 296-0100

LICENSES, PERMITS & CERTIFICATES
Building Permits (425) 430-7283
Business Licenses (City of Renton) (425) 430-6851
Disabled Parking Permits (425) 228-5640

POST OFFICES
U.S. Postal Service (800) 275-8777

STATE OF WASHINGTON 
General Information (877) 265-6553
Legislative Hotline (800) 562-6000

SHUTTLE SERVICE
Shuttle Express (425) 981-7000

UTILITIES
Garbage, Sewer and Water (425) 430-6852
Puget Sound Energy (888) 225-5773
Comcast Cable (877) 824-2288
Century Link Communications (800) 244-1111
Waste Management (206) 243-4050
 

CITY OF RENTON
www.rentonwa.gov
General Information (425) 430-6400
Airport Weather Station (425) 255-6080
Animal Control (425) 430-7550
City Clerk (425) 430-6510
City Council (425) 430-6501
Community Relations (425) 430-6522
Economic Development (425) 430-6575
Emergencies, Police/Fire/Medic 911
Fire Department (425) 430-7000
Garbage (425) 430-6852
Inspection Requests (425) 430-7202
Maintenance – Street and Utility (425) 430-7400
Mayor’s Office (425) 430-6500

EMPLOYMENT 
Apprenticeship Training (206) 553-0076
City of Renton Jobline (425) 430-7652
King County Jobline (206) 296-5209
U.S. Postal Jobline (206) 442-6240
WorkSource (206) 205-3500

NEWSPAPERS
Renton Reporter (253) 872-6610
Seattle Times (206) 464-2121
The Business Report (425) 271-9300

RECYCLING
Household Hazardous Wastemobile (206) 296-4692
King County Transfer Station (206) 296-4466
Renton Recycling (425) 430-7396

TRANSPORTATION
Airport (Renton) (425) 430-7471
Access (Metro Transit) (206) 205-5000
Metro Carpool Information (206) 625-4500
Sea-Tac International Airport (206) 433-5388
Washington State Ferries (800) 843-3779


Veteran and Military Resources

The Renton Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving our veterans and military members find work and start businesses in Renton. Below you will find a list of career and community resources. Contact the appropriate organization below for further information.
 

Career Resources:

Career Onestop
Career Onestop has many resources for training, apprenticeships and internships. They also provide a Veteran Job Matcher, Veteran and Military Transition Center and resources for disabled veterans.

Career Onestop: Veterans Job Matcher
Career Onestop: Veteran and Military Transition Center
Career Onestop: For disabled veterans

Express Employment Professionals
Express is a job-search website with new jobs posted daily.

Glassdoor
Glassdoor has jobs, salary information, company reviews and sample interview questions – all posted anonymously by employees and job-seekers.

Growing Veterans
Growing Veterans aims to empower veterans by growing food and community with opportunities in employment, volunteerism, internships and work-study.

My Next Move for Veterans
On My Next Move, veterans can search careers by key words, browse careers by industry and find jobs similar to their military job.

National Resource Directory (NRD)
The NRD highlights programs for military, veterans and families such as benefits/compensation, education/training, employment and more.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides information about funding programs, federal contracting, local assistance and business guides.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC at Western Washington University helps local small businesses start and grow through 1-on-1 work with a Certified Business Advisor.

VetBiz
VetBiz is the place to search veteran-owned businesses. Businesses can also apply for verification here.

VETCENTRAL
VetCentral provides an easy-to-use job search feature where veterans can search jobs by entering their MOC, rank, branch of service and location.

Veteran Owned Business
Veteran Owned Business in Renton.

Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW)
The VOW site offers resources for navigating transitions and employment assistance.

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs website guides veterans to resources for employment, counseling, license plates and more. They also have a calendar filled with veterans events around the state of Washington.

WorkSource WA
WorkSource aims to match job-seekers with employers.

 

Community Resources

American Legion - Post 19
425-271-1439

DAV Van to Seattle Hospital
206-764-2564 or 206-277-3893

Emerald City Resource Guide 

Invictus Foundation
1-855-544-PTSD (7873)

King County Veterans Program
206-477-7022

Pleural Mesothelioma Center
844-443-0934

Renton VA Clinic
425-203-7201

USO - SeaTac
206-246-1908

VA Regional Benefits Office
206-341-8523

VFW Post 1263
425-255-9010

Veterans Affairs Information Line
1-800-827-1000

Veterans Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-8255 and press 1
Live chat at veteranscrisisline.net

William J. Wood Veterans House - Housing for Veterans
Must be referred through the VA. Veterans, if you are homeless call 1-877-904-VETS (8387)
253-854-4406 - Multi-Service Center

Washington Department of Veteran Affairs
1-877-904-VETS (8387)
 


SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE CHAMBER

 

Certificates of Origin


WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN?

A Certificate of Origin (COO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. It is also a declaration by the exporter. Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all. The 1923 Geneva Convention named Chambers of Commerce the official body to issue, sign and stamp Certificates of Origin worldwide.

Certificate of Origin Steps:

1. The Renton Chamber will only seal completed COOs. The proper Certificate of Origin must be completely filled out and notarized prior to presenting it to the Renton Chamber.

2. The business who submits a COO to the Renton Chamber must include the corresponding manufacturer’s invoices, shipper’s affidavits, and other documents that confirm the origin of the goods. The product information that is listed matches the product on the invoice. Do not leave off product numbers, quantities or descriptions.

3. Copies of these documents, including the COO, will be kept by the Renton Chamber for a period of three years. A copy of the COO and pertaining documents must be provided by the business requesting the COO.

4. Certificate of Origin requests will be processed by appointment only Monday through Friday and authorized at the chamber’s office located at 625 S 4th St Renton, WA 98057. Requestors are urged to submit COOs prior 2-3 business days in advance to allow time for processing. COO requests are coordinated by Diane Dobson at (425) 226-4560 or Diane@gorenton.com 
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Important Information
1. The Renton Chamber only attests to the documents as they are presented—it is not attesting to the validity of the claim of where the goods were produced.  Furthermore, the Renton Chamber will not be held liable if the U.S. Company does not present all of the appropriate documentation needed for international importation or exportation, or any other reason that may result in the company’s shipment being held at foreign customs.

2. A current member with the Renton Chamber of Commerce will be charged $10 per COO; multiple copies can be stamped and sealed as long as they are for the same invoice. A non-member of the Renton Chamber of Commerce will be charged $30 per COO to stamp and seal.