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With the $2.2 trillion stimulus package signed today, there is tremendous relief available for small businesses, who are struggling to keep their employees on payroll. Congress has approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It allocates $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact,…

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Video message from Mill Ridge Village

Video is a tool that we all have access to, but in today’s world, Carlos Camargo with Creative24 recognizes how this is especially true in today’s world! He knows that businesses desperately need to share their messages. Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Jennifer Reich at Mill Ridge Village,…

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Free Virtual Diagnosis thru Multicare

Have a fever, a cough, shortness of breath? Do you have Covid-19? Multicare can help you figure it out, and there is no charge! MultiCare is currently offering free e-visits to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms through MultiCare Virtual Care, where providers will also help you navigate to the next appropriate step.

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Suddenly Unemployed?

As businesses and employees are all wondering what’s next, there has been a sudden high demand for unemployment insurance. If you or your employees are being laid off, there is help for navigating Unemployment Insurance. A series of WebEx sessions will be available online to help individuals set up accounts, file online, understand requirements and…

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Childcare Issues and Workforce

As I tuned into the AWB’s (Association of Washington Businesses) Workforce Summit webinar today, one of the sessions was about Childcare costs and how this is an issue with which employers and employees have continuous struggles. Since my kids are older, I had not thought a lot about it during this current crisis, but this…

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Employers – Encourage your staff to stay home when sick

We’ve all heard it now, more than we ever have before. STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK! For some people this is easier said than done. Sometimes, there is a disbelief that an employer actually means it when they say it. Confirm your dedication to your employees by posting any of the downloadable posters from…

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Comcast Internet Essentials

How are you staying in contact with friends, family and customers? Comcast recognizes that they play an important role and they want to help make that easier for you with Internet Essentials. Other ways that Comcast is trying to make life easier for our community: • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across…

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Puget Sound Energy Media Release, Covid-19

MEDIA RELEASE PSE responds to COVID-19 Puget Sound Energy is taking measurable actions to help our customers and communities during this coronavirus situation BELLEVUE, Wash. (March 13, 2020) –As a provider of an essential service to our customers, Puget Sound Energy is working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our…

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Small Business Resiliency Guide

The SBDC (Small Business Development Center) says, “As you all know, the best time to craft a business resiliency plan is before you go into business. The next best time is now. An actionable resiliency plan could mean the difference between business continuity under adverse conditions and business closure.” They have links for Business Resiliency…

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