Happy National #SmallBusinessWeek

Happy National #SmallBusinessWeek
Small Businesses Intricately Woven Into Our Daily Lives
SBA Regional Administrator, Pacific Northwest
I have a challenge for you:
Try to go one day without having a small business impact your life. In fact, try to go one day without having at least a dozen small businesses touch your day. It’s impossible. And it’s something that makes me proud.
There are more than 1.2 million small businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Beyond the two out of three net new jobs they create; and, beyond their employment of half the region’s workforce, small businesses are woven into the fabric of our daily lives.
Consider an average day. You wake up in your home that was built by small contractors. The framers, roofers, electricians, plumbers and painters were all likely from local small businesses.
Your breakfast – be it the milk, the juice, the cereal, the eggs, the toast, the jam, the smoked salmon – all came from a producer. And given our local agricultural industry and abundance in natural resources, it’s very likely it was sourced locally.
The business that paved the roads of your commute, the businesses that repair the car, bus, bike, plane or ferry you ride to work – or the businesses that built those parts for these modes of transportation – are most likely small businesses too.
The coffee shop where you meet a client or friend, the playground where you take your children, or the dental office where you get your teeth cleaned all have small business written all over them.
#SmallBusinessWeek
“Fremont is a nice little town for those lucky enough to live and work here—I am a Fremonteer.”
Suzie Burke
President
Fremont Dock Co.
GiveBIG is May 8th!
GiveBIG is a community-wide day of giving to raise awareness and philanthropic support for nonprofits that provide a breadth of services for the community. The next GiveBIG is on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from midnight to midnight. Here are some Chamber members to consider giving to:
Your American Heart Association
ACLS & BLS Training Center
CPR Seattle offers training at your location, any day, any time, with only a 4 person minimum.
CPR Seattle is Washington’s premiere AHA Training Center. Align with us to receive outstanding customer service and support for your CPR training programs.
Receive the best value for your CPR training: no cancellation fees, 10% discount for non-profits, 10% discount for multiple classes, no hidden costs, net 30 terms.
Inspiring and empowering fitness and natural physique athletics throughout the Northwest.
Physiques Northwest (PNW), founded in May 2013, is committed to promoting metabolic fitness coaching and drug free (natural) bodybuilding worldwide through education, awareness, collaboration in community, and science-based approaches.
PNW will help maintain the integrity of drug free physique athletics through seminars, programs and promotion of drug free bodybuilding, physique, fitness, figure, and bikini competitions and events.

Experience Momentum in Fremont is excited to hold their Grand Opening Week starting this next Monday, May 6th. With a full week of offerings, you will see ONLINE only deals starting on May 6th through Friday, May 10th. Follow them on social media (Facebook & Instagram) for notifications.

A Chamber exclusive, they are holding their Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 9th at 4pm followed by an Open House on Friday, May 10th. If you would like to connect with Experience Momentum during their open house, head over to their Grand Opening webpage, www.experiencemomentum.com/grand-opening and scroll down to the Open House section. Here you can submit a request to meet up for a 1:1, or shoot Dr. Geoff Gabler an email at ggabler@experiencemomentum.com.

Lastly, check out RWP Party on Saturday, May 11th from 11:30am to 2:30p (see event here). Experience Momentum Fitness will be on display with a coaches and member fitness showdown; raffles supported by MiiRPatagonia, and Experience Momentum; food and beer by Fremont Brewing and Stone Way Café; and then games/mini challenges supported by local non-profit Water1st.

Happy Mother’s Day!
May 12th
World Trade Center Seattle
May 14th @ 7AM-9:30AM
Lagunitas Taproom Seattle
May 14th @ 5:30PM-8:30PM
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
May 15th 8AM-9:30AM
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)
May 17th @ 5:30PM
Woodland Park Zoo
May 18th @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Making Strides of Seattle
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Walk Start: 10:00 a.m.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer.
To learn more about the Making Strides of Seattle or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also contact your local American Cancer Society office using the contact information provided below Monday-Friday during standard business hours.
Emily Vega