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May 28
2020

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, scanned and emailed or dropped off at our office. The three new board members will begin their 3-year term at the July 15th board meeting. Click here to read the bios of the three candidates that are on the ballot. read more

May 27
2020

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 for small businesses called PPE Connect that connects Washington businesses with "Made in Washington" manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE). A Business Toolkit to help prepare physical spaces for reopening and assist in communicating new health and safety protocols with employees and customers. The site is free to use and available to all Washington businesses. If you are currently in the process of preparing to reopen as part of Phase 2 and need help, this new AWB web portal is a valuable resource. You can see the new website at www.reboundandrecovery.org. read more

May 27
2020

Erica Dial

Join Green River Small Business Center and Continuing Education as we welcome Taiwanese officials in sharing what they have learned and how they have applied their knowledge to minimize the impact of the pandemic on their community. This event is free. Register today to learn how: How opening your business can be done in a safe and welcoming manner Procedures that allowed students to return to the classroom quickly Impactful efforts that minimized confirmed cases of Covid-19, such as protocols for airports, community spaces, and mass communication Best practices to implement and share locally to protect ourselves and others read more

May 27
2020

Erica Dial

You are invited to attend a Webinar with Senator Mark Mullet (hosted by the Issaquah Chamber) on Wednesday, June 3rd from 1pm to 2pm. State Senator Mark Mullet sits on the Economic Development & Trade Committee. He will be joining us in his official capacity to discuss what the state is doing and can do to support our economic recovery from the COVID pandemic. read more

May 19
2020

Erica Dial

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released the application that business owners will need to receive loan forgiveness as part of the Paycheck Protection Program. The application includes options and instructions for calculating payroll and other costs, and other requirements. "The documents released today will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight-week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans," the agency said in a news release. Employers should work with their lenders to submit their loan forgiveness application, an SBA spokeswoman told AWB earlier today. The agency will issue additional regulations and guidance on the application soon. read more


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