At this month’s chamber luncheon our featured speaker was Chris Cargill of the Washington Policy Center who spoke to members about Washington State’s new minimum wage law as enacted in Initiative 1433. Mr. Cargill gave members an overview of the impact of this new law on small businesses, actual or prospective employees, and the consuming public.

Click here to view Mr. Cargill’s full presentation: powerpoint.-minimum-wage.-2017.-1

For an overview of the minimum wage issue you are encouraged to visit the Washington Policy Center’s website at

Chamber President Warren Schick (L) and speaker Chris Cargill of the Washington Policy Center at the chamber’s June luncheon.


About Chris Cargill
Eastern Washington Office Director
[email protected]
(509) 570-2384

Chris Cargill is the Eastern Washington Director at Washington Policy Center. A sixth-generation Eastern Washingtonian, Chris grew up in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communication studies and political science. Before joining WPC in 2009, he worked in TV news for 10 years. Chris has authored many of WPC’s studies specific to Eastern Washington. He is an ex-officio for the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, and formerly served on the Spokane Regional Transportation Commission Advisory Committee and other mass transit sounding boards. He was also selected to serve on the budget and finance transition team for Spokane Mayor David Condon and currently serves on the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Small Business. In 2011, Chris was named by Inland Business Catalyst magazine as one of the 20 top professional and civic leaders under the age of 40 in the Inland Northwest. When not working for WPC, you can often find him with family or at hockey games.

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