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Posts by Kara Jovag

Phases of Reopening

At the Chamber, we are very aware of how anxious businesses are to get back to work. Yet the questions continue to come in about who can open when. We don’t have all the answers, but do want to share a chart with you from the governor’s office that gives an overview.

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Toolkit for Building a Back to Work Playbook

The FME Chamber wants to invite you to check out a resource to help your business as the governor plans the 4 phase reopening of Washington. A joint project led by Madrona alongside the Seattle Venture Community, Leading Tech, Retail and Aerospace Companies in the Region and the Seattle Metropolitan and Bellevue Chambers of Commerce…

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Save on Monthly Benefit Costs

As we slowly reopen for business and the economy picks back up, people and businesses are going to be looking at ways to save money and one way you might be able to do that is by saving on the monthly costs for benefits for both employers and employees. To get info on this program,…

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Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty.

The Western Association of Chamber Executives sent an email out to our chamber about a free online training next week. I am going to be attending and want to invite our chamber members to join me. The Grow with Google team is hosting a special livestream for small businesses: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times…

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Anytime Fitness – Free Virtual Live Workouts

You don’t have to search very hard to find studies that encourage you to exercise to help relieve stress. The challenge, of course, is that your gym is closed. Anytime Fitness, a FME Chamber member is here to help by providing free virtual live workouts with their Rockstar Coaches and Rockstar Class Instructors. Their Why:…

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PPP Update: Banks Resume Processing PPP

April 27, 2020: As you may know, the Coronavirus relief expansion bill passed last week. As of 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time today, banks resume PPP application processing. If you are still looking for a PPP lender, here is a complete list by state of PPP lenders from the last round of funding, provided by the…

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Legislative Republicans’ Safe Economic Restart Plan

Earlier this week, State Representative Kelly Chambers joined us on a Zoom call. She gave us a quick update and then sent the link for the Legislative Republicans’ Safe Economic Restart Plan. Check out their proposals to enable the safe restart of Washington’s economy and promote its continued recovery over the long term.

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$2.4M Available for Training Programs

Please consider this opportunity. And if you already have monies budgeted for staff development, education, or training, this is something you can’t ignore! Your business is recognizing that your “new normal” means that you will have to go through some adaptations in order to grow and thrive as we work past this pandemic. You have…

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