Facebook group page for local restaurants/bars/coffee shops/caterers that are open with either pick up and/or delivery. 

(Updated 5.27.2020)

Resources for employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest News

  •  NEW  Prepare your business for a safe re-opening! Check out AWB's new Rebound & Recovery website, where you can find or supply critically needed supplies with PPE Connect and download a customizable Business Tool kit.
  •  NEW  (5.18.20) The Paycheck Protection Program may be partially forgiven. The U.S. Treasury just released the SBA Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness application which includes the policy rule on how forgiveness will be calculated. Please see "Financial Resources" for further details.
  •  NEW  The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is now accepting new applications, but only for U.S. Agricultural businesses. Please see details and apply here if you qualify. Applications for the loan already in queue will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. More details on this loan can be found in "Financial Resources" below.
  •  APPLY NOW  USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - This program will provide direct relief to agricultural producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. See details about CFAP here.
  •  NEW  Check out the Rebound and Recovery page, for the latest info on Washington state's phased re-opening, comparisons to other state's plans and links to guide you as you prepare your business.
  • Washington State's official Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) page for business and workers

AWB's COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series

 UP NEXT 
June 10: 9-10a.m.
Free webinar! Focus: Trade & Economic Impacts
AWB will host special speakers who will provide detailed content around the COVID-19 impact on business. Click here to register for your log in information.

Previous webinar: Crisis Communication - May 18

More COVID-19 webinars and videos available at AWB's COVID-19 Videos page.

Audio only is available on our Soundcloud channel.


How to Help

State

Federal

  • Manufacturers needed
    • If you are a company willing to shift gears and re-purpose manufacturing operations to help with the COVID-19 crisis, fill out this form.
    •  NEW  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
      • Has created COVID-19 portal on its Manufacturers Marketplace. This is a free site for manufacturers to register what they can create, and a place to find suppliers.
      • Creators Respond - Resources for manufacturers desiring to take action
  • FEMA's How To Help page and the contact information for private sector liaisons.
  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, submit information here.
    • This requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, provide details here.
  • If your company is willing to produce a product related to the COVID response, email nbeoc@max.gov.
  • If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you are willing to do business with FEMA to support the COVID-19 response with non-medical goods and/or services, submit inquiry to DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.

FAQs

All topics

  • AWB's Frequently Asked Questions has the most relevant answers to employer-specific questions.
  • Washington state's official COVID-19 Spread the Facts page
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers' FAQ page has great info on Phase 3 Response. Scroll down to the section specifically for Small Business, Nonprofits, & Farmers.
Unemployment / Paid Leave - Employment Security Department's FAQ page
Health Care - Health Benefit Exchange FAQ page and the Centers for Disease Control FAQ page
Taxes - IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines FAQ page
Legal


Financial Resources

Loans

Grants

Insurance

  • Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) urged all insurers to extend coverage to delivery driver's auto policies in order to ensure delivery of prescriptions, food and groceries.
  • OIC Emergency Order regarding Dental Plan grace period
  • If employers have bought the right endorsements, insurance policies may cover cancelled events or businesses losses. Contact the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner at 1.800.562.6900 or go to www.insurance.wa.gov for more information.
  • Travelers Insurance is providing billing relief, a 15% credit on April and May premiums. Call your insurance provider to see what relief options might be available.


Tax Help

Help to pay your employees

Utilities, Rent and Other help


Nonprofit Funding and Resources

Grants


Small Business Guidance

News & Views

May 28, 2020

Chamber Board Election - Ballot Due June 10th

By Erica Dial

Keep an eye out for your Greater Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber Board of Directors ballot in the mail! Ballots are due by 5pm on Wednesday, June 10th and can either be sent, faxed,...Read More

May 27, 2020

Chamber Alert - Get the tools you need to reopen safely now at new AWB web...

By Erica Dial

Today AWB launched a new website aimed at helping Washington businesses safely welcome back employees and customers. The website features two main elements: An online portal tailored...Read More


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