April 23, 2020

Employers: Get Ready for Round Two of Paycheck Protection Program

Small businesses interested in the Paycheck Protection Program are encouraged to contact their lender and gather documents to get ready for the sec...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 20, 2020

Communicate often, be flexible with employees and learn about new benefits, employment experts say (w/video)

As Washington employers attempt to adjust to a new reality in this COVID-19 era, legal experts said they should communicate and be up front with t...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 20, 2020

Unemployment kicks into high gear; State officials weigh gradual reopening of economy

Washington has a long way to go toward an economic recovery. In the meantime, billions in new unemployment benefits could be a financial lifeline f...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 17, 2020

Construction roundtable lays out plan for safely restarting construction in Washington

A work group that’s been meeting with state officials to discuss how to get construction safely going again in Washington submitted a recommended...
By: Mike Ennis   Comments: 0
April 13, 2020

The coronavirus has been slowed, but Washington is in for a long fight (w/video)

Washington has made progress to slow the coronavirus pandemic, but there's a long way to go before life returns to normal....
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 9, 2020

Virtual Office Saves Overhead Costs, Creates Community Connections

The Covington Chamber of Commerce went virtual three years ago and hasn't looked back. "Overall we really just didn’t need the p...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 7, 2020

State releases $5 million to help small firms; Apply now

Apply now for a new funding source aimed at Washington's smallest businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Small businesses with up to 10 f...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 6, 2020

Local banks and credit unions offer help to consumers, businesses in addition to Small Business Administration (w/ video)

From existing loans to new federal funding options, getting financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic could be as simple as calling your bank or...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
April 2, 2020

Gov. Inslee calls for "World War II" moment on manufacturing; AWB helps lead effort

AWB President Kris Johnson joined Gov. Jay Inslee (remotely, of course) for a press conference Wednesday about how Washington's manufactu...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0
April 1, 2020

Applications Accepted Friday for Paycheck Protection Program

Small businesses and sole proprietors can apply for the newly created Paycheck Protection Program beginning this Friday, April 3, federal officials...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0

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