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Coronavirus Small Business Loans (3/31/2020) Posted in: Council News, Uncategorized - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Below are a couple of guides with information to help you choose which option is best for you and your business.  U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Small Business Guide COVID-19 Loan Options for… ...
Strategies to Assist Employees Affected by Coronavirus Disease (3/26/2020) Posted in: Council News - As we face hardships from the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is necessary to support our teams. Below are some tips for employers to share with their staff regarding things to think about as we move forward in combating these new and unprecedented challenges. Thank you to Tim Otani of Union Bank and NWMMSDC board member for… ...
10 Considerations for Managing Your Business Through a Crisis (3/26/2020) Posted in: Council News - It is important to create a business strategy to help mitigate some of the offsets caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below are ten recommendations by Reggie Brown, lecturer for the University of Washington Foster School Consulting and Business Development Program, to help you plan and not panic. 10 Considerations for Managing Your Business Through a… ...
Health Coverage Information for Employees (3/25/2020) Posted in: Council News - Employees be aware of how to access health coverage. Health Benefit Exchange has resources to help people access health coverage (see below).  These resources are only for Washington. Report a Change COVID-19 FAQs ...
Message from our Council President (3/19/2020) Posted in: Council News - Please enjoy this quick message from Fernando Martinez, President and CEO of the NWMMSDC. We hope everyone is staying healthy and following the new safety guidelines amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Remember, the Council is here to serve you, our stakeholders! Do not hesitate to give us a call, our team is available to answer any… ...
Coronavirus: Opportunities to Help Our Community (3/19/2020) Posted in: Council News - A message from one of our partners: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce I want to share with you two of the ways we are stepping up to help those in need during the outbreak and ways that you can help, too. We will continue to advocate for more help from the state and federal governments.… ...
Updates from our Community Partner: Challenge Seattle (3/19/2020) Posted in: Council News - Key Coronavirus followups from our community partner, Challenge Seattle: SHELTER IN PLACE RUMOR – We heard clearly from the city of Seattle, King County, and Department of Commerce that there are no plans at this time to issue additional orders relating to more restrictions or to shelter in place. Please help calm the public about… ...
COVID-19 Anticipated Economic Impacts in Seattle and Washington (3/18/2020) Posted in: Council News - Community Attributes, Inc. penned a white paper “COVID-19 Anticipated Economic Impacts in Seattle and Washington.”  White paper was released today March 17, 2020. To view this report, click here. ...
City of Seattle, Greater Seattle Partners, and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Distribute Survey to Measure Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Region’s Businesses and Non-Profits (3/18/2020) Posted in: Council News - Results Will Help Inform Strategies for Regional Economy Recovery and Maximizing State and Federal Aid SEATTLE, WA – The City of Seattle, Greater Seattle Partners, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced today they are distributing an Economic Impact Survey (www.greater-seattle.com/economic-impact-survey) to further capture the effects of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus,… ...
COVID-19’s Business Impact: An Evolving Perspective (3/17/2020) Posted in: Council News - Greater New England MSDC Council shares important COVID-19 information with Northwest Mountain MSDC peers.  Demonstrative of the NMSDC Network Value. Read this McKinsey & Company article: COVID-19: Implications for business  ...