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Reopened – Free PPE for Pierce County Businesses

Published May 20. Updated June 29 On June 29, the chamber found out that this program has been reopened. If you have not yet received your free PPE from the county, fill out the PPE request form. On our Zoom call yesterday, Betty Capestany of the Pierce County Economic Development Department told the Chamber about…

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Free PPE

The Chamber helped the Pierce County Economic Development team in handing out free touch-less thermometers and face masks to Pierce County businesses. This was just in time for the move into Phase 2 for our county. In order for businesses to meet the requirements for re-opening, both the masks and the thermometers are a necessity.…

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Chamber to Promote your Reopening

We are excited for you to re-open and want to do all we can to support you. We are excited to announce a Back in Business campaign that includes promotion for your business and a ribbon cutting. Click for more details. CONTACT US Call or email The Chamber and say “We’re Back!” (253) 878-4579 LoraB@fmechamber.org…

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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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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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Save Small Business Fund

Update: April 17, 2020, 1 pm – Upon a closer look at the program, one of the requirements is that the business be located in an “economically vulnerable community” and this is based on zip codes. Fife qualifies, but Edgewood and Milton do not. If your business is in another location, use the zip code…

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PSE continues to offer Covid Relief

It’s been less than a month since the Chamber posted a blog about how Puget Sound Energy was offering relief to customers concerned about paying their utility bills. Now, in addition to other PSE other assistance programs, they have announced a $11 million to assist a broader group. MEDIA RELEASE PSE offers bill assistance for…

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Virtual Business Information meeting with Denny Heck

Many thanks to Congressman Denny Heck for joining us on our Virtual Business Information call today via Zoom. We appreciate that he took the time to connect with our members and to answer questions. Thank you too, to all the FME chamber members who joined in and participated in the call. You can see the…

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Good Neighbor Fund

Mountain View Community Center has always been a good neighbor to the Fife, Milton and Edgewood communities (and honestly, beyond those borders too!) They are proving that once again amid this pandemic. Though, just like the rest of us, they are not running business as normal, they are still providing hope and support for our…

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CARES Act

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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