Google Launches Free Online Digital Skills Training

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“How to Make the Most With What You Got”

Attend Our Free Virtual After Hours!
Thursday, May 14th
5:30pm – 6:45pm
Now is the perfect time to meet new colleagues, talk about your experiences and share your ideas on how to make this time work best for you.
Check out our participating vendors, door prizes, and cocktail recipeshere!
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Space is limited to 25 attendees.
View our community calendar of events here.

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.

Fremont Chamber Member Google Launches Free Online Digital Skills Training Platform for Small Business Owners, Jobseekers Across the Country

Grow with Google’s OnAir Program Will Make Resources, Classes and Coaching Previously Available at Grow with Google Training Events Available Online
Google yesterday announced the launch of Grow with Google OnAir, a free digital skills training program that brings the resources, classes and 1:1 coaching previously offered in-person at Grow with Google training events to small business owners and job seekers nationwide. At a time when many Americans may be grappling with unemployment or trying to reach customers online, Grow with Google OnAir will offer free virtual programming for jobseekers and business owners.
Grow with Google OnAir will feature versions of its most popular training workshops, as well as special events like panel discussions with business and technology experts that can help guide professionals’ and business owners’ strategies during the pandemic recovery period. Grow with Google OnAir partners, including Merit America and the National Congress of American Indians, will also host program workshops. And hundreds of U.S. Google employees have signed up to volunteer their time as virtual 1:1 coaches for program participants, with sessions available on a first come, first served basis.
1:1 digital skills coaching from Google coaches
Upcoming panels and workshops (full listhere):

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Mayor Durkan Extends Moratorium on Residential, Nonprofit, and Small Business Evictions Until June 4

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to extend the moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City of Seattle until June 4, 2020. The extension follows Proclamation 20-19.1 issued by the Governor, which extends the statewide ban to June 4, 2020.

The Mayor first announced the moratorium on residential evictions on March 14, 2020 to keep Seattle families from losing their homes as a result of impacts from the pandemic. While the moratorium is in place in Seattle, property owners may not issue notices of termination or otherwise initiate an eviction action with the courts unless there is an imminent threat to the health and safety of the community. The order also prohibits late fees, and when paired with Governor Inslee’s April 16 proclamation, increases to rent and security deposits are prohibited through June 4. Tenants who receive any eviction notice during the moratorium should contact the Renting in Seattle hotline at 206‐684‐5700 or go online to submit a complaint.

5 things restaurant owners want customers to know about ordering takeout and delivery during the pandemic


  • Many restaurants offer no-contact delivery.
  • Ordering directly from restaurants instead of through third-party delivery apps is much better for business.
  • It’s also generally cheaper to order directly from restaurants.
  • Small orders can actually lose the restaurant money.
  • If delivery becomes the new norm permanently, the kind of food restaurants serve will change. Read Full Article.

Fremont Chamber Business Spotlights

Founded in 1921, HomeStreet Bank offers consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending and loans for residential construction, commercial real estate financing, investment and insurance products and services on the West Coast and Hawaii. We’re driven to enrich the lives of our customers and communities through intentional relationships, consistent integrity and financial expertise.
HomeStreet Bank is committed to being an active member in the communities we serve. In 2019, HomeStreet Bank donated $1.1 million to local non-profit organizations and our employees recorded over 10,000 hours of volunteer time in communities across our footprint.
Fremont Location:
3417 Evanston Ave N #101
Seattle, WA 98103
Verity Credit Union is a different type of financial institution—we exist solely for you and your community. We see you as a person, not an account number. We provide the right financial products for your needs, like rewards checking, eco-friendly auto loans and free access to ATMs nationwide. And our profits go right back to you, not corporate shareholders, through lower fees and better rates.
Verity is classified as a mid-size credit union. We provide all the same product and service offerings of a large institution while remaining truly personable. We offer multiple branches around Puget Sound, as well as full-service mortgage and investment services.
Wallingford Location:
4545 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Shop Seattle Strong
Show your love for Seattle and help support our diverse community of local businesses with every purchase of a t-shirt, postcard, or hoodie! Check out the selection of products in our online shop. Together we can build a vibrant and creative local economy!
Seattle Made Dinner Party
If you missed our first dinner kit last Saturday (pictured here!) don’t fret! We plan to roll out dinner kits on the regular, and menu and ordering for our next dinner on Saturday, May 16th is available here. Each dinner kit includes everything you need to set the table – from wine and appetizers to dessert and flowers – and all by Seattle Made food and beverage producers. We also include instructions for hosting a virtual dinner, so find a friend or two and make a dinner date!
Opportunities from the Fremont Arts Council

Fremont Solstice Parade – Online Version

We have the opportunity to present an online version of the Fremont Solstice Parade. The Production Network has very generously offered to help us edit and package such a production and we are hoping to stream it on June 20th. Film your contribution and submit by June 1, 2020.
We envision a combination of historical footage of past parades, interviews/stories of parade making and content created by you that showcases the artists, ensembles and volunteers who make the parade what it is year after year! We are looking for a variety of content, this could be:
  • Newly created performance that you film and submit
  • Past film of your participation in the Fremont Solstice Parade that highlights your group
  • Content of a similar performance as you would perform in the Parade
  • An interview/story “what the Fremont Solstice Parade means to You” that you film and submit
Submit here! If you have questions, please email [email protected].

C.O.W. Meeting

Tuesday May 12 at 7pm catch our first live C.O.W. (Committee Of the Whole) Meeting! Hosted by Artist Lymarie and fellow Fremont Arts Council Members ! We will be sharing event updates, exchanging art chats and more. All are welcome! Bonus: we will be offering some small prizes for pop quiz answers!

Requesting a Mural

Fremont Arts Council created a muralist network to connect artists with businesses and property owners. Request a mural by filling out this form.

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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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.

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