Happy Summer Solstice from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce!
We are still sad the Fremont Fair, originally scheduled to take place this upcoming weekend, won’t be kicking off the solstice as it has in years prior. For nearly 50 years, the Fremont Fair has served as Seattle’s celebration to welcome summer, delighting with free-spirit, creativity and whimsy. We will celebrate in the light together again in the Center of the Universe.
The Fremont Fair benefits the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that strengthens the business climate and improves the quality of life in the Fremont community.
Virtual Fremont Solstice Parade, June 20th
Tune in June 20th at 1:00pm to the Fremont Arts Council
Facebook or YouTube channel to celebrate the Solstice! We envision a 45 minute program compiled of historical footage of parade clips, interviews/stories of parade making and content created and submitted that showcases the artists, ensembles, art cars, pets and volunteers who make the parade what it is year after year!
An Artist’s Reception in the Garden for Sarah Weathers
Saturday, June 20th | 3pm – 6pm
Down Under Gallery
The Down Under Gallery will be holding an Artist’s Reception in the garden surrounding it – allowing visitors to speak with our featured artist, Sarah Weathers, in the spacious (and safe) outdoor area, and to see, two-by-two, the art in the Gallery. This will be on Saturday, June 20th, from 3pm – 6pm.
Seattle Black Gay Pride 2020 Virtual Event, June 20th
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County
is a grassroots, volunteer-run, social-justice nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment and liberation of Blacks and other people of color through advocacy and direct action. BLM Seattle centers leadership on Black femmes, women, and queer people organizing and taking direct action to dismantle anti-black systems and policies of oppression. Learn more.
Together For Pride 2020 Virtual Event: June 26th, 27th & 28th
The first Seattle Pride Parade (a march of less than 200 people) took place in 1974, although it wasn’t officially recognized by the city. Today, the Seattle Pride Parade is the fourth largest in the country, attracting an estimated 500,000 members of the LGBTQIA+ community, friends and allies. The Parade provides our entire community an opportunity to celebrate the present, envision the future and honor our past. Participate in Seattle’s Virtual Parade!
At Seattle Pride, we understand the challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community, and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to bring us all together—LGBTQIA+ persons, allies, nonprofits, and corporations—in the relentless pursuit of equal human rights for all. Please take this survey
to determine which virtual events would be most beneficial and enjoyable for our community.
The Center of the Universe is OPEN!
Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
to connect with and support the people behind the small businesses at the heart of our communities. Local businesses bring cultural diversity, contribute philanthropically, and they simply make our communities better. Support your community through the money you spend every day.
Fremont Chamber Business Spotlights
Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique
is a physical space located in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont that brings together a community of individuals (women, minorities, LGBTQ groups) who identify with geek culture, but have traditionally been underserved by comic shops.
is Washington state’s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, and the largest LGBTQ chamber in North America. We represent over 1,300 small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.
Resources for Your Business
Now Accepting New Applications for EIDL and Advance
On June 15th, the U.S. Small Business Administration started accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses. Small business owners and qualified agricultural businesses in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.
SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the PPP
The SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020, and expands eligibility for businesses with owners who have past felony convictions. Read more.
PPP still has $130 billion in funding left
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Read more.
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