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
March 30, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program to Offer Forgivable Loans (w/video)

One of the most important elements of the federal CARES Act, which was approved by Congress last Friday and signed into law by the president, is so...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
March 26, 2020

Washington's Small Businesses to Have Access to $377 Billion, Nationwide Relief Package

Many Washington employers will have access to a $377 billion loan and grant package that the Senate has allocated for America's struggling small bu...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
March 25, 2020

State officials announce new online portal to provide clarification for employers

Not sure if your business can remain open? State officials have created a new online portal to hel...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
March 25, 2020

Top COVID-19 questions and answers as "Stay Home" order goes into effect

Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order goes into effect this evening, and employers have reached out to AWB with questions on how the ru...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 1
March 24, 2020

After Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, is your business on 'essential' list?

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order Monday to...
By: Kris Johnson   Comments: 0