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The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department announced an app for the Covid vaccine. When released, users will use it to determine their eligibility for vaccinations. The Health Department expects to release the app, called Phase Finder, later this month. App helps with understanding priority for vaccine Phase 1: Many health care workers and those living…Read More
Governor Jay Inslee announced a NEW Healthy Washington plan for the road to recovery. This new plan removes the old Phases of Reopening established back in May. Phased re-openings will no longer be done county-by-county. Instead, 4 healthcare metrics will determine the reopening for 8 regions. These metrics include: Infections decreased by 10% for 14…Read More
Two webinars are happening this week to help with understanding the newest corona relief package. If you are wondering what the package means for your business, then tune in! The first is from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Join U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Neil Bradley, and CO— Content Director, Jeanette…Read More
With the new year, there are new minimum wages for 2021. According to Labor and Industries, the new minimum wage is $13.69 for hourly employees. Download L&I’s minimum wage workplace poster here. Future Minimum Wage Future minimum wage will be based on the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).…Read More
Good news for small businesses with changes to PPP loans with the new stimulus bill. A $900 billion stimulus bill is now law. This stimulus bill includes significant updates to the Paycheck Protection Program. These changes apply to existing or new PPP loans. While the past changes were helpful, this makes the loan more beneficial to more…Read More
When Gov. Inslee had his hat in the ring for presidency, he made it very clear that a climate package was important. It’s no surprise then, that a bold package has been introduced for or state. On Tuesday, he released a climate policy. Highlights are below. Head to the governor’s Medium page for the full…Read More
As members of the US Chamber, FME Chamber invites you to an exciting series titled State of American Business. During the 2nd full week of January, the US Chamber has a series of free webinars. Over the past year, our country has been challenged in ways few could have planned for, or even imagined. From…Read More
The governor and the superintendent of public schools have announced a less restrictive School Guidelines for In-Person Learning. The new guidelines from the Department of Health have 3 categories. High, moderate and low. Each category has recommendations for who should receive in-person learning. In person learning should be made available for all students if cases…Read More
Join NFIB’s PPP and COVID-19 experts, Beth Milito and Holly Wade, as they answer questions about: PPP forgiveness, including the latest from banks on the timing of application and acceptance COVID-19 updates and compliance resources for small business owners Congressional outlook for 2021, including 2nd PPP and extended COVID-19 paid leave CDC updates and state…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.