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Jun 22
2020

Erica Dial

Association of Washington Business (AWB) COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hear what resources are available for you and real-time, expert insights on all aspects of the crisis as we navigate how COVID-19 continues to impact our state and the economy. COVID-19_Employer_Resources_Webinar_Series_June_24 Focus: Rebound & Recovery | Getting the PPE Your Business Needs On June 24, speakers will discuss rebound and recovery and how to get the PPE your business needs. The PPE Marketplace connects you with manufacturers who supply PPE providing you the opportunity to purchase equipment for you and your employees so you can re-open your business safely. The webinar will include a marketplace tour and how-to and we'll also hear from manufacturers and customers who are using the marketplace. Speakers: George Riddell, owner, BigHouse Productions Lori Humphrey, president & owner, Proforma Good Wood Marketing Tommy Gantz, government affairs director, Association of Washington Business Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2733700772825751819 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

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

May 07
2020

Erica Dial

Weeks after closing their stores due to the coronavirus outbreak, retailers are pleased that the Governor is taking steps to reopen retail with careful safety measures required. In cooperation with our members and public health authorities, Washington Retail has developed detailed procedures for stores to reopen safely for their customers and employees. We've also created a Retail to Go guide for retailers to reopen soon with limited curbside service. - Click on "Read Article" to learn more. read more


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