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Sep 14
2020

Erica Dial

The Seattle Metro Chamber, which serves as the King County Associate Development Organization (ADO), is working to ensure that $580,000 in federal funding reaches King County small businesses. This is part of the $10 million that Washington State received for small business support from the federal CARES Act. This is a competitive grant with awards in the amounts of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 (for eligible businesses). Applications open today and close on Monday, September 25th at 5pm. Apply now. Click on Read Article to get the link that takes you to the grant application page and to find out if you qualify! read more

Jun 24
2020

Erica Dial

Yesterday afternoon Gov. Inslee announced that starting Friday, June 26th everyone will be required to wear a facial covering when outside their home and in public. The governor said there are exemptions to the facial covering rule, including: People who can't wear masks because of existing medical conditions. Children 5 years old and younger. People who are deaf or need to have their mouth uncovered in order to communicate. When it is onerous to do so, including customers who are eating out at a restaurant. read more

Jun 05
2020

Erica Dial

Today King County was approved to move to Phase 1.5. See the link to learn more about what this means for your business! https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/June/05-phase-covid.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1pXtohqApxnYDv9IIPcsS6IcqTJTAfMu8GEvRXbm3ktaGRV_BjxBSz-FM read more

Apr 02
2020

Erica Dial

Businesses - make sure to check with your lender and/or accountant and take advantage of the two SBA loans available- EIDL (Economic Impact Disaster Loan) and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program). Attached is an infographic with info about both loans. The PPP loan application opens tomorrow, April 3rd. Don't delay if you are thinking about applying! For more other COVID-19 information for businesses visit our website maplevalleychamber.org/covid-19 read more

Mar 24
2020

Erica Dial

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order tonight directing all residents to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. The "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, which is similar to orders in other states, will ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes, and close all businesses except those deemed essential unless employees can work from home. The full list of sectors and workers deemed essential is available here. read more


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