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

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!

Many members have let us know they are diligent at hand washing and surface cleaning while packing orders.

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.

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

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! Here’s a list of our local non-profits that could use your generosity:

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly Blast newsletter and follow us on our social platforms Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates about ways you can help support small businesses during this time.

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.