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Seattle Restaurant Week is Happening Now Until April 30th!
The Fremont Chamber is proud to be a Seattle Restaurant Week 2021 sponsor: celebrating amazing food, the diversity of our local cuisine and supporting our city’s restaurants!
Showing support has never been so delicious. Check out the (always growing) list of participating restaurants and their specials at srweek.org!
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Social Media Marketing 101 for Small Business
Wednesday, April 21st, 9am – 10am
Join us as we demystify how to use social media marketing to promote your small business on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn best practices for establishing a meaningful social media presence, how to create a simple content calendar for ongoing awareness and engagement, tools to amplify your social profiles and more!
Why invest in your social media?
Instagram has the 4th-most users of any mobile app
Two-thirds of Facebook users visit a local business page weekly
90 million LinkedIn users are senior-level influencers; 63 million are in decision-making positions
Twitter has an advertising audience of 353 million
This webinar includes a Q&A session. Please submit your questions in advance.
Monthly Referral Networking Meet up: Health & Wellness
Monday, April 12th, 5pm – 6pm
The Fremont Chamber is hosting a monthly, referral networking online meet up. We invite professionals in the health and wellness industries to join this free meet up.
The event is 1-hour long. The first 10 minutes will allow everyone to introduce themselves, briefly we will then go into breakout sessions, where people can better get to know a smaller group. Discussion topics will be provided to help make the event meaningful. The events will be moderated by member, Jessica Vets.
The Paycheck Protection Program Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021
President Biden signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act into law extending the PPP deadline from March 31 to May 31, 2021.
1. Find a PPP lender.
Borrowers can apply for a PPP loan with one of more than 5,400 lenders nationwide who have participated in the PPP. There are several ways to find a local PPP lender:
- Use this map to enter your ZIP code and find nearby PPP lenders
- Get matched with potential PPP lenders using the Lender Match tool
- Contact your local SBA District Office for direction on finding a lender
2. Receive technical assistance to help you apply.
The SBA and its Resource Partner Network offer free webinars to help you understand the details of the PPP. Plus, SBA Resource Partners also provide one-on-one business advising to help you through the PPP application process and provide guidance and support on other aspects of your business. Get help with PPP here.
3. Access tools and reference materials in 18 languages.
Whether it’s overview fact sheets, sample PPP application forms, how-to calculation tools or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the SBA provides a variety of PPP tools and reference materials in 18 languages. Access reference materials here.
Celebrating 100 Years on Your Street—Congratulations to HomeStreet Bank!
Founded in 1921, HomeStreet Bank offers consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending and loans for residential construction, commercial real estate financing, and insurance products and services on the West Coast and Hawaii.
Contact your local HomeStreet Bank:
Branch Manager, VP | Fremont Branch
3417 Evanston Ave N Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98103
COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses
Application portal has opened for Working Washington Grants: Round 4
The application portal for the newest round of Working Washington small business grants is now open at commercegrants.com. (Materials translated into 16 languages available here.) Businesses can submit applications until 5:00pm April 9. The original announcement is below with additional information. If you need help understanding eligibility or completing the application, technical assistance is available.
Working Washington Round 4 offers grant relief funds to small for-profit businesses, especially those that were required to close due to public health and safety measures.
Priorities for funding are:
- Businesses required to close.
- Businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure.
- Businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations.
- Equitable distribution of grant funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.
Submit Your Business Pitch for a Chance at a $10,000 Cash Prize!
Seattle Good Business Network is excited to announce their inaugural Circular Innovation Challenge, a business pitch competition for the best-manufactured product idea from ‘waste’ or recycled materials!
The winning pitch will be awarded $10,000 cash, mentorship, and access to investors! Applications for the first round are open now through April 16th. LIVE pitch event and announcement of Best Product idea will be held virtually on June 23rd. Are you an entrepreneur, business, or student with an innovative idea for a manufactured product from ‘waste’ or recycled materials? We want to see your ideas! More details and application can be found here.
If you are applying as a business that already produces/manufactures a product that fits this competition’s criteria, you must pitch a new product (e.g., one that is not already on the market). If you’re interested in getting involved as a sponsor, community partner, or mentor for the Pitch Finalists, reach out to email@example.com!
Earth Month Sustainable Business Spotlight Series!
Seattle businesses are leaders in sustainability! Waste Management is looking to chat with small businesses and organizations about how they reduce waste, keep carbon emissions low, and engage employees in sustainability initiatives via Instagram Live. Want to be featured? Have a story to share? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured!
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