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New Stimulus Bill – PPP changes

December 26, 2020

Good news for small businesses with changes to PPP loans with the new stimulus bill. A $900 billion stimulus bill is now law. This stimulus bill…

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Climate Package for WA 2021-2023

December 20, 2020

When Gov. Inslee had his hat in the ring for presidency, he made it very clear that a climate package was important. It’s no…

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US Chamber: State of American Business webinar series

US Chamber: State of American Business

December 19, 2020

As members of the US Chamber, FME Chamber invites you to an exciting series titled State of American Business. During the 2nd full week…

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School guidelines for in-person learning

School Guidelines for In-Person Learning

December 16, 2020

The governor and the superintendent of public schools have announced a less restrictive School Guidelines for In-Person Learning. The new guidelines from the Department…

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NFIB PPP and Covid 19 Webinar

December 15, 2020

Join NFIB’s PPP and COVID-19 experts, Beth Milito and Holly Wade, as they answer questions about: PPP forgiveness, including the latest from banks on…

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Covid vaccine arriving Monday

Covid Vaccine

December 13, 2020

Today Governor Inslee announced that our state could receive the Covid-19 vaccine as early as tomorrow, Monday, December 13. If this is accurate, then…

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Rollback Extension

December 9, 2020

Inslee announced, as many expected, a rollback extension beyond the original December 14 deadline. Restrictions will now extend through at least Monday, January 4.…

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No L&I Increase for 2021

December 5, 2020

Despite the havoc that Covid has unleashed, Washington Labor and Industries announced no L&I Increase for 2021. However, rate changes may apply, depending on…

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Sharing: Campaign from WA Retail Association

December 4, 2020

Contact Congress today     Retailers need federal stimulus NOW! Contact Congress today!       As the pandemic wages on, retailers need Congress…

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WA Notify App

December 3, 2020

Governor Inslee announced that the state now has WA Notify, an app to assist with Covid notification. The app is free and uses Bluetooth…

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Racial Equity Commitment from WA Employers

December 1, 2020

Corporate leaders in Washington state have been gathering data and listening to leaders in minority communities across the state. They came together as a…

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Action Alert: WA Hospitality Association

November 28, 2020

The WA Hospitality Association has posted an Action Alert. They want to hear your voice, whether you are a restaurant or hotel operator, an…

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