Fremont Vaccination Pop-Up + 4 Upcoming Events

Fremont Vaccination Pop-Up

Thursday, May 13th from 10am to 12:30pm
Vaccination will bring us closer to getting business and entertainment in Fremont able to operate at full capacity and ability. The fight to end this pandemic through vaccinations provides hope for our small business owners and (in)famous events like the Fremont Fair and Fremont Oktoberfest, and Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade. We are excited to welcome this vaccine event and soon invite the world back to the Center of the Universe.
Thank you Mayor Durkan and the Seattle Fire Department for creating this opportunity!
Location: Roxy’s Diner, 462 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (U-Park Parking Lot)

Anti-Shoplifting Workshop with the Seattle Police Department

Wednesday, May 19th from 9am to 10am
Join us Wednesday, May 19th, from 9am to 10am, for an Anti-Shoplifting Workshop presented by Officer Roberson of the Seattle Police Department! In this workshop, we will:

Discuss shoplifting prevention and response tips

Discuss identifying a shoplifter

Outline theft & robbery laws in Seattle/Washington

Discuss immediate response, calling 911 and debriefing after an incident

Following the presentation there will be a Question & Answer session.

2021 Seattle Maritime Breakfast

Friday, May 21st from 8am to 9am
Don’t miss the annual Maritime Festival Breakfast with keynote speaker Admiral Karl Schultz, who assumed the duties as the 26th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on June 1, 2018. As Commandant, he oversees all global Coast Guard operations and 41,000 active-duty, 6,200 reserve, and 8,500 civilian personnel, as well as the support of 25,000 Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers.
· Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award
· Seattle Propeller Club Public Official of the Year
· Port of Seattle Update – Commission President Fred Felleman
Seattle Propeller Club Member Tickets: $30
Non-Members: $40
Sponsored by:
Kent Chamber & Fremont Chamber Speed Networking Event
Thursday, May 27th from 4pm to 5pm
Kent Chamber & Fremont Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce our virtual speed networking event! Join us via Zoom and every 15 minutes you will be rotated into a virtual breakout “room” of four people. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with Fremont Chamber members. See you there!
Location: Zoom link sent after registration.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
To register, please email Arayia Harley at aharley@kentchamber.com!
Connect with Kent Chamber of Commerce:
SDOT Transit Forum for Fremont Businesses: Route 40 Changes
Tuesday, June 1st from 12pm to 1pm
The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning significant changes to the streets of Fremont in order to facilitate faster Route 40 bus times through Fremont. These changes will significantly impact the flow of freight and delivery vehicles through Fremont. Come hear SDOT present their plans and bring your voice to the table!

State Farm Announces $25k Grant Program to Provide Relief

Forty causes will each win a $25,000 grant to assist their neighborhoods

Jeff Kalvelage, agent for State Farm is happy to announce that State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is back for its tenth year in 2021. This past year has been like no other in recent history, and $25,000 could make a big impact at a time when non-profits and the communities they serve need it most. Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through this program. State Farm Neighborhood Assist® will award $1 million in $25,000 increments to 40 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. to help fund neighborhood improvement projects.
According to a recent State Farm research study, one-quarter of respondents say that they are “extremely” or “very” involved in trying to improve their neighborhood and six-in-ten are trying to improve their neighborhood in some capacity.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist can be a catalyst for that change.
Here’s how the program works:
Submission Phase: Starts June 2 and ends when 2,000 submissions are reached
Individuals can submit a cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com starting June 2. You can prepare now by going to the website and downloading the submission guide. We will accept the first 2,000 submissions so it’s important to have submissions ready to go on June 2 when the campaign begins. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the Top 200 finalists using a scoring rubric.
Voting Phase: August 18-27
Ultimately, voters will decide which community improvement projects win big. The public will have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day for 10 days, from August 18-27, for their favorite causes from the list of finalists. Voting will take place at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
Winners Announced: September 29
The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
Last year, 145,000 people cast 3.9 million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities. Since the program began, more than 340 causes have received a total of $9 million to enact change in their communities.

APPLY NOW: Restaurant Revitalization Fund

SBA is awarding funding through the Restaurant Revitalization Program to restaurants, bars, and other similar places of business that serve food or drink. The purpose of this funding is to provide support to eligible entities that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open.
This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
Thank you to our Premier Members!

Center of the Universe Members

Cosmos Members

Spotlight on a Milky Way Member
Thank you, Roxy’s Diner!

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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.