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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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Your Public Statement via Video

The Chamber is looking for innovative ways to help keep you visible when you are severely limited in the opportunities to be out in our community. While Kara will be offering the opportunity for a Facebook Live interview to share with our member community online, Carlos from Creative24 has a professional video option that is…

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Blood Centers Facing Severe Shortage – Please DONATE!

Bloodworks Northwest issued a press release today and shared it with the Chamber. The Pacific Northwest’s blood supply is at risk of collapse in coming days. The accelerating number of blood drive cancellations due to the closure of schools, businesses, and events over coronavirus concerns has put nearly 60% of the community’s blood supply in…

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Community Resources (Courtesy of Mountain View Community Center)

Mountain View Community Center is dedicated to supporting our community. Today they shared info from their website with the chamber and asked us to share some resources that our community may be looking for. Click the image above to find info on meal resources, entertainment at home, and the need for community volunteers. Help them…

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