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The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced increases in minimum wage for Washington. The current minimum wage of $13.69 will increase by 80 cents, making the state minimum wage $14.49 per hour, effective as of January 1, 2022. This is a 5.8% increase, and is more than 4 times the increase in 2021, when…Read More
Today’s member spotlight is on Geiger – Deb Main. Geiger is a promotional product company. “Promotional products are an incredibly powerful marketing tool since they allow a brand to connect with consumers by engaging their senses. As one of the only forms of advertising that allows consumers to interact with a brand on a physical…Read More
Chamber member, Mountain View Community Center invites you to their upcoming Bound By Hope event. This second Bound by Hope Virtual Giving Event will be similar in format to last year. This is a FREE online event you can join from the comfort of your own home. You will hear from those positively impacted by…Read More
While there’s no question that we’d love for business to be “back to normal,” there are plenty of questions about Biden’s vaccine mandates. President Biden has announced that all companies with more than 100 employees will need to require Covid vaccination or weekly testing. That could impact 80 million workers and employers who break the…Read More
Recent enhancements to EIDL is good news for some businesses. The SBA announced that there are still funds available for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans. This week, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced major enhancements to the COVID EIDL program to better support small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Key changes include…Read More
If you want more visibility for your business, then check out 2022 Events Guide and Community Map. In fact this one publication is good for 2 years, so it’s a great value. This full color event guide will outline the entire year’s scheduled special events, annual functions, holiday celebrations and important contactinformation. This publication will…Read More
This week, federal unemployment benefits are ending. This includes the CARES Act and other federal programs that were additional to state benefits. According to ESDWAGOV, the week ending Sept 4 is the last payable week of benefits from these programs: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – For the self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors and others who don’t qualify…Read More
Washington’s single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect on Oct 1. Is your business ready? Encouraging your customers now to bring their reusable bags is one of the best ways for businesses to get ready. To help businesses, the Washington State Department of Ecology created a downloadable and printable toolkit. It is full of information about…Read More
If you are older than 5, the reissued mask mandate applies to you. Starting Monday, the state is requiring masks for all indoor spaces. That includes grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, and retail stores. It applies regardless of your vaccination status. Masks are also strongly recommended in crowded outdoor settings like sporting events, fairs, and concerts…Read More
Kids are finally preparing to go back to school and Inslee announced that vaccination is required for all state educators. This applies to nearly everyone who works in education, from daycare centers to higher learning. Everyone, from bus drivers to teachers to coaches and volunteers has until Oct 18 to receive a Covid shot. With…Read More
The FME Chamber exists to be the CATALYST for business growth,
The CONVENER of Leaders & Influencers,
And the CHAMPION for a stronger community.