Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?

Yes, he did—6 More Weeks of Winter 🌨️🌨️🌨️

It is a beautiful morning this I can see,
With all my fans viewing virtually.
With my faithful followers being safe and secure,
Our tradition of Groundhog Day must endure.
We all have passed through the darkness of night,
But now see hope of morning’s bright light.
When I turn to see, there is a perfect shadow cast of me.
Six more weeks of winter there will be!

Please Welcome New Beginnings to the Fremont Chamber!

Founded in 1976, New Beginnings’ mission is to empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence. We are the only full service agency in Seattle whose primary mission is to serve domestic violence survivors. With over 40 years of established history, New Beginnings has become a leading force in the movement to end domestic violence and has grown to include a full range of services for survivors. On average, New Beginnings serves over 10,000 women, children, and men each year.
Meet New Beginnings

Jon us NEXT MONDAY: Monthly Referral Networking Meet Up

Wills , Estates, and Trusts, oh my!

 

We invite professionals in estate planning, wills, probate, bereavement and any legal, financial or other professional who assists in estate planning or the process of inheritance or legacy to join us for this meet up.
Monthly Referral Networking Meet Up
Wills , Estates, and Trusts, oh my! 
Monday, February 8th, 5pm – 6pm
The Fremont Chamber is hosting a monthly, referral networking online meet up. Referral networking is all about growing your “Center of Influence” people who can help bring you referral clients or to whom you can refer your clients. The event is 1-hour long. The first 10 minutes will allow everyone to introduce themselves, briefly we will then go into breakout sessions, where people can better get to know a smaller group. The events will be moderated by member, Jessica Vets.

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You’re Invited! Coffee with Councilmember Strauss + The Fremont Chamber Annual Awards

 

The Fremont Chamber invites you to join us Wednesday, February 17th from 9am-10am, for virtual coffee & camaraderie with our District 6 Councilmember, Dan Strauss, and the annual Fremont Chamber Awards!
Coffee with Councilmember Strauss
And The Fremont Chamber Annual Awards
Wednesday, February 17th, 9am – 10am
All are invited to partake in this community event. If you have a specific question or topic to be addressed—please submit your question by February 12th. The login details will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

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Inslee announces metric changes to Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery

 

In accordance with the roadmap, several regions will be eligible to enter Phase 2 beginning February 1st. The progression is contingent on whether their metrics continue their positive trends.
Regions moving to Phase 2 effective Monday are:
  • West (Grays Harbor, Pacific, Thurston, Lewis)
  • Puget Sound (Snohomish, King, Pierce)
Under the new plan, regions will only be required to meet three of the four public health metrics to progress to Phase 2. The original roadmap required regions to meet all four.
The four metrics are:
  1. Trend in case rate: Trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100K population;
  2. Trend in hospital admissions rate: Trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100K population;
  3. Percent ICU occupancy: Average 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds; and
  4. Percent positivity: 7-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests.
The metrics provide an overview of current COVID-19 trends and health care system readiness in each region, ensuring that health care systems will efficiently and equitably respond to potential future outbreaks. The requirement to maintain three metrics to remain in Phase 2 remains unchanged. If any region fails to meet any two metrics, they will still regress to Phase 1.

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Take Home the Center of the Universe!

Super Bowl LV is February 7th, get takeout or delivery from Fremont!

 

Valentine’s Day is February 14th, show your love with a gift from Fremont!

Hospitality Worker Emergency Relief Assistance Application

The City of Seattle has partnered with Wellspring Family Services to provide one-time cash assistance to help meet the basic needs of workers in the hospitality industry impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Please check eligibility guidelines before filling out this application. Application closes on February 15, 2021. Apply here.

Upcoming PPP Informational Webinars

SBA Round 2 COVID-19 Relief and PPP Information

Join us to get your questions about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) answered. This webinar will cover key elements of the new Coronavirus relief provisions that were signed into law on December 27th, 2020. Staff from SBA will be answering your questions live throughout the presentation with dedicated Q&A time at the end.
We will discuss improvements to the PPP funding including:
• PPP first and second draw eligibility
• Expanded uses of funds
• PPP forgiveness
• Where to get help

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Fremont Chamber of Commerce Resource List

Seattle Office of Economic Development Resources

Seattle Good Business Network Support Hub

Seattle City Council COVID-19 Resources

 

Thank you to our Premier Members!

Center of the Universe Members

Cosmos Members

 

Spotlight on a Milky Way Member: Thank you, Verity Credit Union!

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.