Chamber News | April 19 - April 25, 2020
Available Loans and Grants
Go to our website to learn what grants and loans are available for small businesses.
For more information or to turn in your application, please contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin or call (509) 925-2002.
Kittitas County Survey
The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and partners know that you have been hit hard by the closures, restrictions, and shelter-in-place guidelines resulting in the spread of COVID-19.
We are working on a way to ensure that you get the support you need during this time. In an effort to capture this information, we ask that you please complete the included survey and offer additional comments wherever needed to help us learn how to better serve you during this time.
A response team has been created to review the results in order to implement support services. If you have questions contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin.
Support Kittitas County
Businesses and community members of Kittitas County can find the most up to date information regarding protocol for COVID-19 on our website, along with links to other resources.
Any businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 should fill out the Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet. This form is not required, but is a convenience in clarifying the supporting documentation the state is required to submit to the U.S. Small Business Administration when requesting an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration.
Has your business changed hours of operation, added take out/delivery options, or have an online shopping tool you would like publicized? Check out our Support Local page on our website! Don't see your business listed, or have updated info? Fill out this form and we will update within 24 hours.
Washington Small Business Development Center Webinars
The Washington Small Business Development Center provides small businesses guidance through their webinars. The webinars range from business growth to loan assistance to business resilience. Check out this link to find extra help during this hard time.
The Washington Small Business Development Center also offers a Survive and Thrive Summit with a panel of business professionals and WSBDC CEO as a keynote speaker on April 23, 2020 at 4 p.m./EST.
Washington Employment Security Department Webinars
During this time of uncertainty, resources such as WorkSource have a high demand for unemployment benefits, especially with the opening of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funding. WorkSource is offering a webinar for those needing help with unemployment. Register for the webinar here.
Gift Card Giveaways on Social Media
The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is continuing our support for the businesses in Kittitas County, especially during this tough time. We bought $1,000 worth of gift cards from businesses in the county and will be giving them away periodically on social media. The next giveaway will be on April 22, 2020. Tune into our Facebook page to get more information about each giveaway.