Small businesses are the heart of our community! In the face of COVID-19 let’s all rally to support them, we are truly all in this together and need each other!

Below are suggestions for ways people can show their love for our local businesses. Please check back as we will be regularly updating this page. If you have additional ideas please let us know.

PURCHASE GIFT CARDS

Visit our list of Fremont businesses that may offer online gift-card purchasing. Please contact them directly to purchase a gift card. Gift cards are valid at any time.

GET FREMONT TO GO

Below is a short list of venues that offer takeout, pick up and/or delivery.

Don’t see your Fremont business? Let us know you’re open!

TIP WELL

Employees tips can make up a significant portion of many service employees income. Please tip generously during this time for dine in, take out, and delivery. Consider tipping in cash as well.

SPECIAL OFFERS

See our member’s Fremont Deals for local discounts and special offers.

PURCHASE ITEMS ONLINE

As many business see in-person purchases decrease purchasing online will become increasingly appreciated. Stock up on birthday and holiday presents now!

Don’t see your Fremont business? Let us know you’re open!

The World Health Organization has stated that it is safe to receive packages in areas where COVID-19 has been reported. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Many of Fremont’s health facilities have added online classes, making it easier than ever to stay home and stay healthy. Continue a fitness regimen or start a new one with any of our health businesses.

Get the care you need and keep feeling your best with our medicinal and therapeutic businesses as well.

BANKS, FINANCIAL, INSURANCE AND LEGAL SUPPORT

Get financial counseling, apply for relief or get help navigating the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) process. Learn about your options with insurance coverage. Have legal questions? We’ve got you covered.

TECHNOLOGY + MARKETING BUSINESSES

We’re dependent on online commerce more than ever. Are your IT services, network support, software/hardware and date security up to date? Reach out to one of Fremont’s technological resources. 
 
Just because we’re remote, doesn’t mean your customer relationships need to fizzle. Keep in touch with your clients (and find new ones) with digital marketing, creative storytelling, public relations, social media and advertising.

WRITE REVIEWS

Businesses thrive based on good online reviews. Take a few minutes to support the businesses you love with a great online review. Consider YelpOpen TableTrip AdvisorFacebook or Google Reviews.

How to write a Google Review:
Open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in.
Search for your favorite local small business
On the left, scroll down and click write a review

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME / DONATE YOUR DOLLARS

VOLUNTEER: If you are spending extra time indoors for the next few weeks, offer to volunteer for your favorite businesses or nonprofit. VolunteerMatch is a website that can help you find an opportunity that supports an organization you believe in and makes the best use of your skills. A lot of work can be done online from the comfort of your couch! Another resource for finding volunteer opportunities is Idealist.org. Or you can go directly to the source!

DONATE: If you would like to provide financial support through a donation and want to maximize your gift, don’t forget about GiveBIG Washington. GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that starts with early giving on April 15 and culminates with a 48-hour public campaign on May 5-May 6. Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities. Support nonprofits providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world; expanding our horizons through art and learning; and many more valued missions.

Here’s a list of our local non-profits that could use your generosity. Or look for them on the GiveBIG Washington website and possibly double your impact through matching funds:

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SHARE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

Follow, Like and Share your favorite Fremont Businesses on Social Media. Be sure to tag #CenterOfTheUniverse, #ShopSmall, #SupportSeattle.

Seattle Good Business Network

A BIG shout out to Seattle Good Business Network for sharing their content with us regarding this crisis!
Learn more about the great work Seattle Good Business Network does.