5 Things: June 2, 2020
1. Thank You, Bellevue
Thank you to the volunteers who gathered yesterday morning to help cleanup the city after Sunday's vandalism. It was a testament to our strength to see so many individuals join together to support both Bellevue's small businesses, as well as our collective and unfinished work to build a just and diverse community.
A big thank you to the Bellevue Home Depot for donating a van full of cleaning supplies, masks, and gloves.
2. Future of Work Leadership Conference
Friday Mornings 8:00 - 9:00am
June 5 - August 14
Several months ago we began planning the Future of Work conference. We were excited to bring top thought leaders together to paint a picture of the next five to ten years of change in the way we work. We never could have predicted that the future would arrive so quickly and with such disruption.
Join nationally recognized futurists and business leaders as they explore the future happening today, and what your organization can do to stay ahead.
3. Phase 1-1/2 - What's Next for Re-Opening
King County has yet to meet key criteria to enter Phase 2 of the Governor's Safe Start plan. Tomorrow, County Executive Dow Constantine will formally submit a plan to Governor Inslee requesting to modify the existing Phase 1 restrictions. You can review King County's plan here.
The Bellevue Chamber Policy Council will receive a briefing on reopening from the Governor's office at 1pm on Wednesday. If you'd like to participate in that conversation Policy Council Call-in Request for call-in information.
4. Bellevue Lifestyle Magazine Features Local Leaders
On February 29, 2020 Washington State became the US epicenter of COVID-19. Since then, our communities have adapted to the new "normal" by working remotely, adhering to social distancing practices, and changing the way we interact with each other.
Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson and other leaders have stepped up to guide the community through these challenging times. Read what they have to say in this week's article by Bellevue Lifestyle Magazine.
5. Mandarin Language Webcast: Navigating the PPP
Tuesday, June 9 |1:00 - 2:30pm
Webinar will be presented in Mandarin
The Bellevue Chamber and One Redmond have teamed up to host representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as they review the new funding opportunities including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans, the SBA Debt Relief and Express Bridge Loans.