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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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Zero-Interest Loans for Pierce County Small Businesses

On Tuesday, the Pierce County Council voted in favor of four Emergency Ordinances to help small businesses in our county. One Urgency Ordinance established a loan program. To qualify for these 12 month, zero-interest loans, ($2000 per employee, up to $10,000) businesses must: have 10 or fewer employees be located in unincorporated Pierce County demonstrate…

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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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Consolidated Corona Info

Who else is feeling a true sense of information overload? I’ve spent more time watching the news in the last couple weeks than I could have imagined. On a conference call today, I was directed to a comprehensive website that consolidates information and is regularly updated. The webpage is pretty easy to navigate with the…

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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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Action List for business owners impacted by COVID-19

Is Covid affecting your bottom line and cash flow? Today I listened to a Workforce Summit Live Webinar with AWB. One of the speakers was from the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business and Innovation. She had some great information that she encouraged others to share. This is copied and pasted off of…

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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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