🚀 Next Program Announced!

Get Ready to Shamelessly Promote Your Business!

Wednesday, November 18th | 5pm – 6:30pm | Virtual

Everyone who tunes into this fun, happy hour event will have the opportunity for a 90-second speech to promote their business or organization. This is a terrific chance for businesses introduce themselves, describe their services and make new connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the Fremont business community!

Register now for Shameless Self-Promotion!

Join us Next Month for our Holiday Happy Hour & Annual Meeting!

Wednesday, December 9th | 5pm – 6:30pm | Virtual

Come and celebrate the Center of the Universe at the Fremont Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Virtual Holiday Happy Hour! It will be a fabulous time for networking, electing new Board Members and approving changes to our bylaws. Event is open to the public and all members are encouraged to tune in!

RSVP HERE

Congratulations to our *sixth round* Center of the Relief Fund Awardees!

🚀🚀🚀 Congratulations to our *sixth round* Center of the Universe Relief Fund Awardees:
  • Bahia in Motion
  • Crimson Haze Event Lighting
  • FamilyWorks Family Resource Center & Food Banks
  • Flow Fitness
  • Art of the Table
  • The Style Witch
  • Upbeats
The Fremont Chamber of Commerce Center of the Universe Small Business Relief Fund is STILL accepting applications for our $1500.00 small business grants. Learn about eligibility, applying and granting prioritization below.
Seattle Restaurant Week in the Center of the Universe!
This fall’s Seattle Restaurant Week, happening now through November 21st, is a celebration of great food, restaurant resilience, and community spirit! Check out our participating Fremont venues:
Shout Out to Fremont Chamber Member Café Turko featured in this Seattle Refined Article!
Movers & Shakers: Süreyya Gökeri brings a taste of her heritage to Café Turko
by AAKANKSHA AGARWAL
Süreyya Gökeri, co-owner and chef extraordinaire at Café Turko, had an early epicurean start in life. Born and raised in Gaziantep, a charming Ottoman Empire town and the culinary center of Turkey, her formative years were all about food. Gökeri is the keeper of old recipes in dog-eared books, family traditions, and culture of her city.
“Food was everywhere around me—all the time,” she said. “Everyone in Gaziantep brags about how well they eat and how much they know about cooking. I grew up in a huge house and have memories of climbing on fruit trees to harvest apricots, pistachios, and walnuts with my cousins. We plucked fresh grapes from the vine and grew our own artichokes.” Read the full article.
You can visit Café Turko at 750 N. 34th Street Seattle, WA 98103!
City of Seattle to Open Applications for $4 Million in Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for $4 million in new Small Business Stabilization Fund grants provided by the Office of Economic Development (OED). The Small Business Stabilization Fund will accept applications until Monday November 30, 2020. To be eligible for a grant, a small business or non-profit must have 25 or fewer employees, be located within Seattle city limits, and have an annual net revenue at or below $2 million. Non-profits must explicitly provide economic opportunity supports through education programs and/or job training. For more information on all eligibility requirements, visit OED’s website.
To assist small business owners in preparing the information necessary to apply for a grant, OED will host two webinars during the application period. The webinars will take place:
  • Thursday, November 12, 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 12-1 p.m.
Interested community members can register for an SBSF information session here. In addition, OED staff are available to provide in-language assistance to small business owners. To request in-language assistance, a business owner can email oed@seattle.gov or call 206-684-8090 and leave a voice mail with the following information:
  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • The language you need in English
  • What support you need
Donors Needed for the Center of the Universe Relief Fund 
Only $9,900 more to go! Can you help?
Our unique blend of small retailers, restaurants, services, and nonprofits make Fremont an incredible place to do business and work. It’s what makes the Center of the Universe, the Center of the Universe! And right now, those friends and neighbors need your help!
That’s why the nonprofit Fremont Chamber of Commerce has launched the Center of the Universe Small Business Relief Fund to help our small businesses & nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. While there are multiple grant relief resources available, we have identified gaps that leave some of our neighborhood businesses and nonprofits without relief opportunities.
Private Holiday Events at the Barrel Thief
The Barrel Thief is offering our space for exclusive private tasting events every evening this holiday season. Celebrate with a wine or whiskey tasting paired with appetizers or multi-course dinners prepared by our chef. Maximum health and safety protocols are followed, and no other guests will be present. Finally, something good in 2020! Thank you for supporting local Fremont businesses.
Contact for a premium holiday event:
Christopher Gronbeck | christopher@bthief.com
The Barrel Thief | bthief.com
206-372-4747
Thank you to our Premier Members!
Center of the Universe Members
Cosmos Members
Spotlight on a Milky Way Member: Thank you, Hashtag!
Join Our State of Mind!
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