Resources for PPP Loans

The COVID-19 relief bill that passed in December included additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and includes:

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CPA’s: Need to talk to a CPA? We have access to CPA’s who are willing to jump on a call with you to assist you with your PPP questions. Email leighj@seattlechamber.com to be connected with a CPA.

Need to find a lender? Below is a list of Chamber members who are processing PPP applications. You can also visit  www.sba.gov/lendermatch to find a lender near you (click here for a map view option).

 Processing new applications for PPP loans for existing customers:

  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
  • Banner Bank
  • BECU
  • Columbia Bank
  • Homestreet Bank
  • KeyBank
  • PNC Bank
  • Seattle Credit Union
  • The Commerce Bank of Washington (Division of Zion’s Bancorp)
  • Washington Business Bank
  • Umpqua Bank
  • US Bank

Processing PPP loans for businesses without a pre-existing customer relationship:

  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
  • Seattle Credit Union (limited capacity)
  • The Commerce Bank of Washington (Division of Zion’s Bancorp)
  • Umpqua Bank
  • US Bank

Will be processing PPP loans for businesses that come on as new customers:

  • BECU: As a credit union, they are regulated by memberships. You must have a business membership in order to have a business loan. They encourage those who are not current business members to visit their business membership page to review their membership application and requirements.
  • KeyBank: Will process PPP loans for prospects that wish to transition their primary operating deposit account to the bank prior to applying.

NMSDC: Names New Board Chairman, Mr. Jose Turkienicz, UPS, CPO

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2021

Press Contact:
Tammy Wilkins
Tammy.Wilkins@nmsdc.org
(212) 944-2430

NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL NAMES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR. JOSE TURKIENICZ, UPS CPO Mr. Jose Turkienicz has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). He was elected to a two-year term, beginning January 4th 2021, during a special Board of Directors meeting held in December.

“UPS has long been committed to supplier diversity and economic inclusion,” said Jose Turkienicz, UPS chief procurement, real estate and global business services officer. “In my new role as Board Chair of NMSDC, I look forward to supporting the organization in its mission to advance business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). I’ll provide strategic guidance about how to expand engagement with more corporations/certified MBEs, help demonstrate the value they bring to the table, and highlight the importance of capacity development and access to capital. Increasing the possibilities for MBEs will help them grow and flourish which is really the ultimate goal.”

Turkienicz joined UPS in 2017. As chief procurement, real estate and global business services officer, Jose leads more than 15,000 people in 220 countries and territories with responsibility for creating, driving and implementing the vision and strategy of UPS’s $25B+ third-party spend, 4,000+ real estate properties and the company’s Global Business Services which includes UPS’s Customer Service and its IT, financial and employee global shared services.

An expert in supply chain for Fortune 500 companies, Jose has more than 20 years of leadership experience around the world managing multiple aspects of P&L, with a track record of successfully transforming organizations to top-tier performance by fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture of continuous improvement while driving sustainability, innovation and improved productivity.

Prior to joining UPS, Jose held leadership and management positions for Aramark, Campbell Soup Company and Mars, Inc. Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO, NMSDC states, “We are excited to welcome Jose Turkienicz as our Board Chair. The timing is right for someone with his level of expertise to drive strategic guidance for economic inclusion helping grow business between Corporate America and MBEs as well as growing business between MBEs. I look forward to Jose assisting NMSDC in fulfilling a ‘win-win’ for our constituent groups, especially, during these unprecedented times.”

Chartered in 1972, The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) was stood up because of the civil rights movement in the late 1960s and continues to be the leading minority business development organization in the United States. NMSDC supports the economic sustainability of more than 12,000 certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and advances minority business development by facilitating procurement opportunities between its certified MBEs and its network of approximately 450 Corporate Members. NMSDC’s Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native America businesses provides products and services in many industries. The NMSDC network includes a National Office in New York, 23 affiliate regional councils, five international partner organizations and the Business Consortium Fund (BCF) as its funding arm.

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Paycheck Protection Program Round 2

A second round of the Paycheck Protection Program reopened with revamped rules and guidelines. Below are key contacts to help you apply for the first or second time:

Bank of America 
Chris Fox
Small Business Regional Executive
christopher.r.fox@bofa.com

Key Bank 
Jimmy Ng
Sr. Business Banking Relationship Manager
Jimmy_Ng@KeyBank.com

Seattle Credit Union 
Angelica Partida Doty
Small Business Development Manager
Angelica.Doty@seattlecu.com

Sound Community Bank 
David Raney
EVP | Chief Banking Officer
David.Raney@soundcb.com

Zions Bank
Robert Rendon
(801)844-7917

NWMMSDC MBE Product Catalog

Enjoy various NWMMSDC MBE products year round. Below is a roundup of regional suppliers for gift ideas and more this holiday season! Click on the logos to visit their websites.


Culinary Herbs, Spices and Seasonings

 

 

 

Premium Seafood Products 

 

 

African Coffee Roaster

 

 

 

Healthy Protein Cookies & Snacks

 

 

Natural Pressure Cooker Meals & Snacks

 

 

 

All-Natural Nut Brittles 

 

 


Hand-Decorated Shortbread Cookies and Fresh-Baked Pastries

 

 

 

Flavored Macarons & Ice-Cream

 

 


Sports Nutrition Supplements

 

 


Seafood Products

 

 

Shiitake Mushroom Jerky Snacks

 

Sound Community Bank: Commercial Loan Officer II

Apply for Commercial Loan Officer II using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=499736f1-d1dc-4d05-8713-c2451a817168&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=344292&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Commercial Loan Officer II

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Commercial Loan Officer II is responsible for providing professional commercial lending services to existing and prospective bank clients. The Commercial Loan Officer II is expected to achieve their certain production and customer calling goals and properly manage their assigned loan portfolio.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors’ degree preferred, plus a minimum of 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible Commercial Lending experience. Trustworthiness and sensitivity are essential. Skill competencies required include, but are not limited to:
⦁ Ability to underwrite credit requests, determine appropriate loan structure and present proposed loan requests for approval
⦁ Prepare professional Credit Write- Ups for review by Commercial Team Lead, Credit Administration and Loan Committee for approval
⦁ Ability to assess and grade credit risk, debt service capacity and ratio analysis
⦁ Good understanding of financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and statement of cash flows
⦁ Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
⦁ Strong customer focus
⦁ Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment
⦁ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
⦁ Excellent proofreading skills with a strong attention to detail
⦁ Ability to work both independently and as a team player
⦁ Practice flawless ethical behavior and understands the need for confidentiality
⦁ Information Technology knowledge is a plus.
⦁ Must have valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle

Must have an overall understanding of Bank operations and regulatory compliance, including the Bank Secrecy Act.

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS
Within Bank
Commercial Loan Officer II will work closely with the Commercial Team Lead and Commercial Banking Manager to manage existing lending customers and develop new client relationships to attract future lending opportunities for the bank. The Commercial Loan Officer II will work closely with the Bank’s Credit Analysts to assist in analysis of credit requests and preparation of Credit Write ups.

Outside Bank
Position maintains frequent and close working relationship with a variety of centers of influence, community leaders and business Professionals.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibility #1 Loan Production and Maintenance          

  • Originate, underwrite, and service a portfolio of commercial banking relationships and cross-sells other banking services when appropriate
  • Monitor existing loan portfolios to maintain a high quality asset base and assist in collection of past due loans
  • Negotiate renewals of credit facilities.  Recommend approval of  loan payments, construction draw requests, draws from lines of credit and funds transfers with specified limits

Responsibility #2 Credit and Borrower Analysis   

  • Screen potential commercial borrowers by analyzing their business plan, strategies, and projections, as well as, historical financial statements and business results
  • Meet with existing customers and prospects through various methods to discuss business needs and recommend ways in which the Bank can provide solutions
  • Work with Credit Analysts to accurately review prospective borrower requests and coordinate processing of approved loans
  • Test financial loan covenants and prepare annual term loan reviews
  • Ensure all loan documents are correct, signed and recorded/perfected.
  • Ensure all supporting documentation is complete and signed where necessary.

Responsibility #3 New Business Development / Community Outreach     

  • Engage in business development activities and solicit new high quality loan and deposit business to achieve volume and/or production goal
  • Represent SCB at various community functions and professional/civic groups to further enhance the Bank’s image and visibility

Responsibility #4 Continuing Education   

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.

Sound Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EEO is the Law

COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic

The Communities Rise COVID-19 legal clinics are an opportunity for Washington State entrepreneurs, small businesses, community organizations, and nonprofits who have suffered adversely from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and cannot afford legal services to receive free legal advice during a 60-minute remote consultation with a volunteer attorney. This clinic is intended for small businesses and nonprofits that cannot afford legal services. To be eligible for pro bono legal services through this clinic, businesses must have less than $2 million in annual revenues or have a significant reduction in revenue, and must have a compelling reason for why they cannot afford legal services.

COVID-19 Client Intake Form

Attachments:

Client COVID Clinic flyer
Chinese Client COVID Clinic flyer
SPANISH2 COVID- 19 Communities Rise Clinic
Somali Client COVID Clinic flyer

WA State Patrol DEI Contract – Request for Proposal (RFP)

The RFP was released and posted Friday, November 6.  The RFP document is also available on the WSP website at this link under the tab “Current Requests for Proposals (RFPs)”:  https://www.wsp.wa.gov/budget-vendor-information/

The solicitation is an Open Competitive process.
The WSP has the lead in the procurement, but has worked very closely with the Department of Enterprise Services and the Office of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises.
The contract will give preference points to Small Businesses and to Veteran Owned businesses.
The contract will also give preference to vendors who comply with Governor’s Executive Order 18-03 (Worker’s Rights).

The general schedule is as follows:
November 6:  Release/post RFP
November 6-17:  Outreach to Minority, Women, and Veteran owned, and Small businesses
November 17:  Pre-Bid conference
November 25:  Issue addendum based on questions and Pre-Bid
November 30:  Letters of Intend Due (optional)
December 10:  Proposals Due
December 30:  Anticipated announcement of Apparent Successful Bidder
January 15, 2021:  Anticipated Contract Award
May 1:  Report/Recruiting Plan delivered

Attachments:
RFP-DEI2021-Append-A_G-11062020
RFP-WSP-DEI2021-11062020-K16354
RFP-WSP-DEI2021-Studies-Part-1-11062020
RFP-WSP-DEI2021-Studies-Part-2-11062020