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We might be in a long-distance relationship with our favorite businesses—but we can still show them love.

Buy gift cards
Shop their online stores
Order take-out or growlers to go
Follow, like and share them on social media
Write them great reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor, etc.

Take Your St. Patrick’s Day To Go! Sláinte!

Support Your Neighborhood (Online) Stores

Show Pony’s marvelous women’s boutique is proud to feature clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, handbags and gifts that are mostly American-made and designed, with a great selection of eco-friendly fashion to boot. Our hand-selected lines from European and Canadian designers are always unique and high quality. BONUS – Every order placed between now and March 31st, you’ll be entered to win $250.00 worth of merchandise! We are offering free shipping on all domestic orders. Check out Show Pony’s online boutique.
Shop our Instagram feed!
See a book on Instagram that you want for yourself? We’ll send it to you–it’s easy! Learn more here. Orders over $50 ship free in the continental US. Otherwise shipping is $5 for the first book and $1 for each additional. Thank you for trying out our virtual shop! Book Larder opened on October 12, 2011, offering a carefully selected collection of new and imported cookbooks to lovers of food and cooking in Seattle and beyond.

Public Health—Seattle & King County

“This a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in King County. Public Health — Seattle & King County is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect the public’s health.” To learn more about King County’s response to COVID-19 click here. Subscribe to receive significant updates from King County here.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

“The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.”


For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail [email protected].

Business Resiliency Toolkit

The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Business Resiliency Toolkit is to be used in conjunction with the Washington SBDC Small Business Resiliency Guide.
The Washington SBDC is offering business resiliency webinars daily March 16-20, 2020. View press release and links to webinars targeting your area here: SBDC Biz Buzz Small Business Resiliency Webinars

Mayor Durkan’s Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak

Following robust outreach to small business owners and community stakeholders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new initial actions to provide immediate relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Her actions build off Governor Inslee’s announcement to help individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. The initial support package is broken down into five components:
  1. Deferral of B&O Taxes, effective immediately
  2. Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund
  3. Assistance to Access SBA Loans, once it becomes available
  4. Relief for Utility Payments
  5. New Small Business Recovery Task Force


City’s Small Business Stabilization Fund 2020 Emergency Fund for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

To mitigate barriers to capital for Seattle’s most vulnerable businesses, the City of Seattle will commit approximately $1.5 million in one-time Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the Small Business Stabilization Fund, an emergency fund that provides working capital grants in amounts up to $10,000 to qualifying small businesses. The following is the investment criteria for financial support:


Small Business COVID-19 impacts weekly webinar


The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development is committed to responding to and supporting our small businesses to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. As this is a rapidly developing issue, we will be holding weekly calls to share new developments, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. Please join us every Wednesday. A recording and notes from this webinar will be posted to our Bottom Line blog https://bottomline.seattle.gov/
The next webinar is Wednesday, March 18th
from 1 p.m – 2 p.m. PTD.
A recording of the webinar will automatically be sent to those who registered. OED will post notes from the webinar (including Q&A and resources) and a link to the recording on our Bottom Line blog (https://bottomline.seattle.gov/). Please note it may take a few business days to post.

Washington State COVID-19 resource list for impacted businesses and workers

The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus. Topics:
  • Financial assistance
  • Export assistance
  • Employer and worker assistance
  • Insurance assistance
For latest information, resources, and guidance related to COVID-19, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website.

Employment Security Department for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19

Employment Security has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time. If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. We adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. This easy-to-read comparison guide lists some of the most common scenarios that may occur and benefits that may apply.

King County Guidance for retail businesses and service operators to protect from the spread of COVID-19

This guidance applies to retail businesses and service operators such as grocery stores; drug stores, movie theaters; restaurants, and other retail establishments. Public Health – Seattle & King County announced new recommendations to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in addition to earlier guidance. Retail service may continue throughout King County; and it is recommended that the following public health guidance is observed in these settings.

Spotlight on a Milky Way Member: Thank you, Sfingiday!