$908 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package in the Works

$908 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package in the Works

Congress finally delivered a much needed $908 billion COVID relief package to the nation with almost something for everyone. Below is a summary of major funding categories of this bill awaiting the President’s signature:
  • Small business assistance: $325 billion with expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) eligibility for some 501c6 nonprofits and tax deductibility when PPP is forgiven.
  • Unemployment insurance: $120 billion to provide an additional $300 per week for all unemployed workers.
  • Stimulus checks: $166 billion of economic relief that issues a $600 check for each individual making up to $75,000 last year; their dependents also receive $600 each.
  • Transportation assistance: $45 billion to transit agencies, airlines and their contractors, airports, Amtrak, etc.
  • COVID health: $69 billion for vaccine procurement and distribution; COVID testing/tracking for states; community health support.

Retail Re-Opening Resources Here

Illuminate Your Holidays With Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLanterns

Presented by Sound Credit Union
Open Until January 17, 2021 | 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays and November 26 and December 24 & 25
An immersive experience featuring large scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe! Explore the zoo like never before with a brand-new lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest! WildLanterns presented by Sound Credit Union offers a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will “wow” anyone, no matter their age!

Voting is Still Open for “Best in Fremont”

VOTE for the Best of Fremont, now through December 31st!
To vote, e-mail vote@fremocentrist.com with your nominations for the FOUR categories: 1) Best Business 2) Best Citizen 3) Best Non-Profit Organization/Project, and (just for 2020) 4) Best Morale Booster! Click here to learn more.

Fremont Chamber Business Spotlights

 

Shop Laughing Elephant for beautiful vintage-inspired gifts! Laughing Elephant is a publisher of greeting cards, books, gifts, and stationery products emphasizing graphic design, great illustration, childhood, friendship and idealism. Shop Laughing Elephant here!

Portage Bay Goods, the gift shop for the thoughtful procrastinator!

Portage Bay Goods holiday hours are: 11am – 7pm daily, 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day
They offer in-store pick-up and shipping online! Shop Portage Bay Goods here!

Happening Now! Fremont Street Scramble: Holiday Edition

Fremont is an oasis of fun so we’re delighted to welcome you to Street Scramble Fremont Holiday Edition! Go the Social Distance with us by filling out the FREE registration and then do this Covid-safe event on your own time. Get out there and explore the Center of the Universe (now until January 3rd) by deciphering clues and riddles to collect points in this safe, socially distanced adventure. It’s free to play! Click here to learn more.

Is Your Business on Saving Local King County?

Any consumer facing business in King County can participate in the Saving Local KC campaign for FREE. A business just needs to provide a tangible deal that someone can purchase online or over the phone. You don’t need to create a special deal just for SavingLocalKC.com, it can simply be an existing deal. Examples of deals could be providing a discount code someone can use at checkout or a gift card. Being listed on Saving Local is completely free. Check out the current offers! Add your business here.

#ShopFremont: Support Fremont Retailers

As you do your holiday shopping, whether it’s online, curbside pickup or in-person— consider shopping the unique blend of retailers in the Center of the Universe!

ActivSpace is Your Solution for a Private, Secure Workspace!

Whether you’re a dreamer, a creator, a business builder, then you have come to the right place, ActivSpace is where you’ll find private spaces designed and built specifically to offer you an environment to work toward your dreams. Please call to schedule your tour today, 206-297-8100. For the time being, showings are by appointment only, and done with respect to maintain appropriate distancing for the safety of all involved. Visit our web site for more information, ActivSpace.com.

Fremont Arts Council Needs Community Feedback, Take the Survey!

In response to a growing need to restructure and determine the future of the FAC, we’re reaching out to our community to point us forward!
This organization has been a scrappy, sequined, colorful, whimsical, disorganized and creative force for 3 decades! During that time, leadership has come and gone, and our neighborhood has seen huge changes and gentrification. Artists don’t necessarily live in Fremont anymore! And, our world is not the same as it was with the birth of the FAC. The largest racial justice movement in the history of the United States is happening. The world is shut down due to a pandemic. Where does that leave us?
That’s where you come in. Tell us everything: the good, the bad and the troll-like.
Take the FAC Survey here!

Thank you to our Premier Members!

Center of the Universe Members

Cosmos Members

 

Spotlight on a Milky Way Member: Thank you, Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse!

Join Our State of Mind!

Become part of a fun business network of almost 250 members strengthening the business climate and improving the quality of life in the Fremont community!
Check out the member benefits here. Join the Chamber here!