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In 2019, the Edmonds Chamber Foundation created the WISH Fund (When Inconvenient Stuff Happens) to help small businesses get back on their feet after an unexpected disaster. In its typical form, a small grant is awarded to a business or organization that has experienced damage - due to vandalism, burglary, fire, wind, flooding, etc. - and needs help to cover the cost of repairs. The Foundation Board voted unanimously to expand the scope and capacity of the WISH Fund during this time of large-scale business interruption. “Recently I have seen businesses changing their entire service model from in-studio classes to [...]
(Edmonds, WA) – At an emergency City Council meeting convened today at 2:00 pm, the Edmonds City Council, with all seven members participating, unanimously approved broad emergency powers for the Mayor to address the current COVIDL-19 emergency and/or others in the future. Upon approval of these broadened powers, Mayor Mike Nelson issued via proclamation a general stay-at-home order for residents, business owners and others who work and recreate within the City of Edmonds, effective as of 11:59 pm today, Sunday, March 22, 2020. The order lays out the following provisions: A. Stay home, except for certain essential activities and [...]
“Storms make trees take deeper roots” – the incomparable Dolly Parton Dear valued member of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, This is just a note to say that we are thinking of you. Our hearts hurt as we witness the ripple effects of the coronavirus outbreak on our beloved Edmonds community and beyond. At the same time, we are deeply inspired by the generosity of spirit and the creativity displayed by local businesses and residents in this difficult time. And we trust that once the dust settles, Edmonds will find itself with a shared sense of purpose and [...]
These are initial details from our Emergency Management Division (EMD) on the process for unlocking SBA Disaster Loans recently approved by Congress. What does the new SBA disaster assistance mean for businesses in Washington? New federal legislation and appropriations has opened up the possibility for small businesses to receive assistance for economic loss due to COVID-19. Details of eligibility and administration of this assistance from SBA are still being addressed by the SBA. However, some information from the traditional SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program will still apply for COVID-19. • If a small business has suffered [...]
The 2nd annual Member Satisfaction Survey results are in!