🚀 Your Friday Fremont Blast

Fremont Financial Resources for Business Health

Looking for a reliable finance and insurance agent in the Fremont neighborhood? Stephen Fickenscher from ASF Insurance & Financial Services specializes in providing top-notch tax and financial services for individuals, small businesses, and corporations.
We are here to help relieve the stress of financial relief through the worries. We have solutions to work with members facing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. Open accounts, apply for loans, ATM access and more at any of our locations.
We’re here for you – ready to listen, support and navigate this together. In the interest of the health and well-being of the communities we serve, our branch offices are not meeting in person with new and existing clients at this time. We will continue to serve you through several virtual options.

HomeStreet Bank

HomeStreet Bank is accepting new Small Business account clients in order to help them navigate through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Visit our COVID-19 Center for updated branch and banking information and loan assistance options.
A flexible set of services is available to meet your financial needs, whether you are looking for an hour or two of advice, a comprehensive plan or ongoing management of your investment strategy.
We’ve created a report that is currently available for Paychex Flex¼ users, clients not on Paychex Flex, and former clients to help make applying for a Paycheck Protection Program loan simpler.
We’re here to help our community navigate these uncertain times, in whatever way we can. Borrow up to $2,500 to help cover necessary expenses during this time of uncertainty

Show Love for Fremont Boutique Show Pony

Show Pony is an adorable boutique in the heart of Fremont, and their merchandise is genuinely hand-picked with clientele in mind.
The proceeds from our fundraiser will 100% benefit our amazing staff by funding payroll, rent, utilities and other expenses associated with running our two stores. In addition, it will allow us to be able to re-open our locations and serve our amazing clientele.

Support Your Neighborhood Stores

Don’t see your Fremont business? Let us know you’re open!

Read The Fremocentrist for Fremont News!

fre·mo·cen·trist (frē’mƍ-sĕn’trÄ­st) n. one who deeply believes all in the universe revolves around the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont – fremocentric adj. see Kirby Laney

Fremont Nonprofit Business Spotlights

The Moisture Festival’s mission is to enrich the community by presenting an affordable annual festival showcasing the art of live comedy/varietĂ© performance.
The future of this unique variety festival is at stake. Because of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent cancellation of the festival the loss of ticket revenue and donations that we normally receive during the festival is financially devastating. Donate to save Moisture Festival!
The Fremont Arts Council (FAC), engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist. The FAC believes that art helps build stronger communities and that Fremont is a state of mind, not a zip code.
Support from our friends make it possible to bring Celebration Arts to the Seattle region all year long. Your gifts help maintain floats, purchase supplies, and keep the powerhouse community art studio open for art. Support FAC here!

Featured Fremont Business: Electric Pen

As a small shop, we get it. We understand how much effort and passion you pour into your business. And now faced with unpredictable economic challenges, we are all working to stay afloat. Community and relationships are more crucial than ever before, and we need ways to support the Seattle business community, including our neighbors here in Fremont.

Business owners must continue to communicate with their customers during this critical time. And if your company needs a useful tool to do so—in the form of an updated homepage message on your website, an email template to reach your mailing list, or a postcard to remain top of mind—we can create those tools quickly and at minimal cost. We know immediacy is key and keeping your clients is important to your business, so we hope to be of service and move you forward.
Electric Pen is a design and marketing agency that puts clients at the center of everything we do. We never lose sight that in making great work, people do business with people, not organizations. We are here to help.
WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Offer a memorable branded experience
  • Custom Web Design and Development
  • UI Programming
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Website Hosting and Maintenance
BRANDING & MESSAGING
Strategically differentiate your brand
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Audit and Research
  • Brand Positioning
  • Visual Brand Language and Supporting Graphical Elements
  • Brandmark / Logo Development
  • Brand Guidelines
PRESENTATION DESIGN & INFOGRAPHICS
Amplify through smart, visual storytelling
  • New Presentation Concept and Creation
  • Existing Presentation Fit and Finish
  • Infographics, Diagrams, and Icons
  • Customized Templates
  • Graphic Builds and Animation
  • On-Site Technical Support
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
Grow your reach and impact
  • Integrated Marketing Strategy
  • Campaign Development and Optimization
  • Planning and Creation of Print and Digital Advertising
  • Content Creation: Website, Social Media, Videos, White Papers
  • Marketing Collateral

Know Your Rights & Be Counted

Go online today and fill out your Census at www.2020census.gov.
The decennial Census is the official population count of our country, and it determines our fair share of federal funding and our federal representation in Congress. Much is at stake for our region in this next Census. That’s why the City of Seattle is partnering with King County and trusted community leaders to ensure you have the resources you need to know your rights and be counted in the U.S. 2020 Census.

4Culture: Cultural Relief Fund: Individuals

One-time grants of up to $2,000 are available for emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus and to support the creative responses cultural workers offer in times of crisis. The first round of funding will be available through May 15. Apply at any time within that time frame. Learn more here.

Hello4Culture has gone digital!

Hello4Culture is going digital so we can connect with you in these uncertain times! Join us on Zoom each week where we’ll share information and resources as we all navigate the COVID-19 outbreak and answer your questions. Register here.

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