New Opportunity for Our Members
Fremont Chamber has Teamed up with 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. Find amazing deals from stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues across King County.
All consumer facing businesses in King County can participate. It is free if your business is located in the City of Tukwila or you are a member of one of the participating Chambers of Commerce. If you do not meet one of these requirements, please contact Brandon Miles, City of Tukwila, (206) 731-9071 or Brandon.Miles@TukwilaWa.gov, to learn how you can participate.
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SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Open
The SBA, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application
and detailed instructions for the application. The SBA will soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities. The documents released May 15 will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans. Download the application here
More Than $100 Billion in PPP Funds Still Available
PPP funds are still available for small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors, self-employed persons, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 501(c)(19) veterans organization, and Tribal businesses. To apply for this forgivable loan, connect with one of more than 5,400 lenders to start the process using the PPP Lender Finder or by contacting your local SBA office
Let’s Build a Mountain of Food to Feed the Mounting Need!
Food donations are down by 80% while demand surges higher than ever. Join the Fremont Community Food Drive and receive a FREE personal-sized Hand & Surface Sanitizer from Fremont Mischief. Here’s how you can help:
Donate food or money
to Build the Mountain.
Bring your donation to:
127 N 35th Street
11am to 6pm daily through May 27th.
BUILD A MOUNTAIN
Blue North is a sustainable natural resource company designed for the 21st century.
Founded a generation ago by two adventurous brothers, it takes old businesses – like fishing, timber, agriculture, trading, and boat-building – and transforms them into new and profitable enterprises. Today, Blue North
still catches one Alaska cod at a time, and it continues to invest in sensitive, sensible and state-of-the art fishing in order to sell the highest-quality frozen-at-sea products around the world. Learn more about Blue North here
Train for a Maritime Career
The Seattle Maritime Academy
prepares men and women for successful careers in passenger transportation, fishing and seafood processing, international trade, military operations and other maritime sub-sectors. Seattle Maritime Academy offers two US Coast Guard-approved certificate programs
beginning every fall and comprised three 11-week quarters followed by an at-sea internship. Questions about Seattle Maritime Academy? Reach out
Get a Zoo Animal on Your Next Zoom Call!
Bring the zoo to you with Call of the Wild
, a new program Woodland Park Zoo is launching this week. When you purchase a call, an ambassador animal and animal keeper will join you on a Zoom call — perfect for virtual meetings, gatherings, happy hour or any occasion that could use a fun furry, feathered or scaly friend!
All funds raised from Call of the Wild directly support Woodland Park Zoo, including the excellent care the zoo provides to its animals every day and during its temporary closure. Only 2 available time slots per day.
We Need Your Voice, Business Impact Survey-Round 2
The COVID-19 Business Impact Survey seeks to understand the experiences of businesses, nonprofits, and independent workers who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Your voice will help inform our short and long-term strategies to help the economy. As a thank you for participating in the survey, OED is randomly selecting five participants to win a $50 gift card redeemable through Gift Card Market Place
for each round of the survey. Complete the Business Impact Survey by May 21st.
King County adds $2M to 4Culture’s COVID-19 Response + Deadlines Extended
The King County Council has approved $2 million towards 4Culture’s COVID-19 response efforts. It is part of a $60 million COVID-19 emergency relief budget
proposed by Executive Dow Constantine. If you would like to submit an application for the first time, please start with reading the program guidelines
. Start your application through our grant portal and submit it by Friday, June 5th at 5 pm.
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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