🚀 Walking Guide to Fremont has LANDED!

Get Your Guide to All Things Fremont!

The 2020 Walking Guide to Fremont has landed in the Center of the Universe and is available at all eight Hysterical Markers around the neighborhood!
The Walking Guide is produced annually by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce to promote the businesses & happenings of the funkiest neighborhood in the universe. It would not be possible without our listing businesses, our 2020 sponsors, HomeStreet Bank and Brooks Running, or our production team at Bold Hat Productions! Prefer digital? Download a Walking Guide. Download the digital Walking Guide.

GSBA’s Rapid Response: Seattle Erupts, Mayor’s Office Responds

TODAY: Tuesday, June 2nd, 10am – 11am

Seattle erupted with anger and grief over the weekend following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Questions remain about ongoing systematic racism in Seattle, police accountability, the presence of agitators, the impact on businesses, and more. This morning, Host Dustin O’Quinn (GSBA Board Member), in conversation with Dominique Stephens (Seattle Mayor’s Office) will address the response the City’s response and answer questions. Click here to watch.

Tomorrow’s Seattle Good Learning Lab Session:

Can Shipping Define Your Brand?


Seattle Good Business Network is presenting a weekly series of virtual workshops and learning sessions to help local businesses navigate these shifting economic times. The Labs are free, but registration is required.
When: Wednesday, June 3, 10 – 11 am
Where: Online | Free
Guest Host: Jennifer Magofna, Community Manager at Sendle
Free but registration required. Please sign up here.
A customer’s post-purchase experience can define your brand, for better or worse. How long it took to arrive and if it all made it in one piece will decide whether or not they buy again. We will talk about the customer experience, what to consider when shipping, how to effectively communicate expectations to your customers, and more!

Contactless Electronics Recycling & Reuse Donation Drive

InterConnection has worked to Bridge the Digital Divide since 1999. As the first nonprofit to obtain R2 and ISO14001 certification, we are committed to repairing, reusing, and properly recycling unwanted electronics. Each year, thousands of low-income individuals, students, and nonprofits depend on InterConnection for access to affordable technology and the internet. It is increasingly important that technology is made available to under-served populations during school and library closures. Now more than ever, families and students without computers require access to technology to continue their learning online, apply for financial assistance, and look for jobs.
To support the technological needs of our community and help Seattle area residents properly dispose of their electronic devices, we are offering no-contact drop offs every Friday from 12 PM to 4 PM starting June 5th at InterConnection. We ask that individuals and local businesses bring their unwanted laptops, desktops, tablets, monitors, and retro electronics for reuse or proper recycling! All donations are tax deductible and support our mission to Bridge The Digital Divide.
Organization name: InterConnection
Event name: Contactless Electronics Recycling & Reuse Donation Drive
Event date:  Every Friday, 12-4pm starting June 5th

Fremont Solstice Parade, Gone Virtual!

Submissions Extended to June 9th

The Fremont Solstice Parade has gone virtual! And just like the parade, we need you to join in! Make Art – on Video! You can submit newly created performances, a past film of your participation in the Fremont Solstice Parade, an interview, story, or “what the Fremont Solstice Parade means to You” that you film.
Click here for the submission form. Click here for more details and advice!

Father’s Day is June 21st!

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop for Dad Online.

Explore Seattle’s online shopping guide—discover amazing stores, find great local products, and help support your neighborhood retailers.
#SpendLikeItMatters Find and purchase gift certificates from a variety of brick + mortar small businesses, including those that don’t have an online storefront.
Local business spend is down 75%—buying gift cards helps support local businesses in their time of need.
Save money while helping support local businesses in King County.
Support your favorite Washington small businesses by purchasing gift certificates.

Is Your Business on Saving Local King County?

Saving Local is an initiative of the City of Tukwila to help support local businesses through the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides an opportunity for stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues across King County to promote special offers and generate cash flow while their businesses remain closed or restricted due to public health guidelines.


Funding Opportunities

The Cultural Relief Fund will distribute more than $1 million over the coming months. Applications are open now.
If you’re a small business impacted by COVID-19, consider applying for a #SupportSmall Grant. Selected recipients will get a cash grant of $5,000 plus a $500 FedEx Office credit. Apply starting May 25th.
Waste Management, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, is awarding 8 grants of $1,250 each to help businesses and organizations with reopening and recovery. Submit application to: recyclenw@wm.com. Deadline to apply is July 10th.

Resources for Your Business

Fremont Chamber of Commerce Resource List

Seattle Office of Economic Development Resources

Seattle Good Business Network Support Hub

Seattle City Council COVID-19 Resources

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