5 Things: July 21, 2020
1. Mid-Year Economic Forecast "Luncheon"
Free to Attend
Thursday, July 23 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
With the economy reeling from Covid and the presidential election a few short months away, how has the local, national and global economy responded? Where will we see growth in the next two quarters? What do investors fear and does that match the data? When and how will we recover?
Join Washington Federal CEO, Brent Beardall, for the Chamber's 2nd Annual Mid-Year Economic Forecast "Luncheon" as we explore these questions and more.
2. Future of Work Leadership Conference
Friday, July 24 | 8:00 - 9:00 am
As automation, deep learning, and artificial intelligence quietly seep into every aspect of our economy; what comes next? Will these new technologies improve our lives or make whole industries obsolete? What can your business do to harness AI's awesome potential while being the first to adapt to the potential disruption it may cause.
Join Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President for Business AI at Microsoft; for this free webcast - and learn the answers to these questions and more.
Conference sessions are every Friday morning at 8am and go through August 14. Register today for one session or the whole series. Be ready to join futurists, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and more as they explore workforce development, technology, automation, education, healthcare, and the myriad of topics that will help shape our future.
3. City of Bellevue Budget Review
Summer has finally arrived, but budget season is just around the corner. Join the Chamber and BDA for our biennial budget task force, as we offer a business perspective on the City's budget deliberations.
Not a budget wonk? No worries; we'll give you all the background you need. Contact Chris Johnson for details.
4. Creative Relief Fund Applications Open
King County is providing one-time grants as economic support to certain types of organizations in King County experiencing business interruption caused by the required closures of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This program is tailored for organizations that draw tourists and are facing unexpected interruption due to the COVID-19 closures. Providing grant funds will help facilitate compliance with the public health safety measures by these organizations as they reopen in support the county’s economic recovery, attract tourists, and enhance the quality of life for all King County residents.
Organizations eligible for this grant include
Applications are open until July 27 at 5pm.
5. Dining on Main Street
As local businesses continue to adapt their operations as part of the state’s Safe Start reopening plan, the city is extending additional support to restaurants located on and near Main Street in Old Bellevue and encouraging interested businesses to apply now.
The expanded Main Street patio dining program is designed to support local restaurants during a period of significantly lower revenue and seating capacity restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.