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Corporate leaders in Washington state have been gathering data and listening to leaders in minority communities across the state. They came together as a new coalition: Washington Employers for Racial Equity. They have released a report that documents the inequities that African Americans and their families experience. While the initial focus is on Black Washingtonians,…Read More
The WA Hospitality Association has posted an Action Alert. They want to hear your voice, whether you are a restaurant or hotel operator, an employee, or even just a customer. The Government Affairs team is collecting stories to share with the Governor, lawmakers, and agency directors. How has this closure and COVID-19 impacted you, your…Read More
A Rollback Grant has been established to assist local businesses impacted by recently modified restrictions to business. Businesses may receive up to $10,000 from a newly created program from Pierce County. What types of businesses are eligible for the Rollback grant? In-store retail Arts and culture establishments such as theaters, museums, and entertainment venues Fitness…Read More
The $135 million authorized by Inslee for Covid relief includes $50 million in Working Washington Business Grants. Here’s who the funding will be available to help. Priority assistance is for small businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019. Additional qualifications include that those businesses are also in industries most impacted by…Read More
Earlier this week, when Governor Inslee announced Rollbacks and restrictions for certain industries, he pledged additional Covid relief funds. At that time the promise was for $50 million, but that has increased to $135 million. Both businesses and residents are the intended recipients of the funds, which are coming from Federal CARES Act assistance. State…Read More
The Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber joined the Association of WA Business and dozens of other Chambers in a grassroots advocacy effort. Chambers around the state recognize the extreme hardship businesses are enduring. In light of this, the FME Chamber joined with other chamber leaders to advocate for our local businesses. Read the full content of…Read More
Today Governor Inslee gave more details on the new rollbacks that he suggested in yesterday’s announcement. “In order to slow the spread of rapidly increasing COVID cases in our state and ensure that hospital and medical systems are not overwhelmed, we are taking the very difficult but necessary steps to protect public health.” The governor…Read More
We continue to update this page as information comes into the Governor’s Reopening Guidance Page. The most recent updates are in bold text. The governor’s office continues to issue reopening guidance on a regular basis and the Chamber wants this information to be convenient for you. So the links below will take you to documentation…Read More
Governor Inslee addressed the state and indicated an announcement of a ban on indoor dining. The ban will begin on Wednesday November 18 and last for a minimum of 4 weeks. That means that this temporary ban for restaurants, breweries, taverns and wineries could end by December 14. The governor and his wife also encouraged…Read More
The annual Legislative Breakfast is an event where the chamber gathers information to share with our members. And it is a venue to help us champion for policies that are in the best interests of business. Like so many other events this year, it will be a virtual event and we’d like to invite you…Read More
The FME Chamber exists to be the CATALYST for business growth,
The CONVENER of Leaders & Influencers,
And the CHAMPION for a stronger community.