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5 Things: June 23, 2020

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1. Future of Work Leadership Conference

Friday Mornings 8:00 - 9:00am
Now through August 14

Tune in Friday morning for the next session in the Future of Work Leadership Conference. Coding Dojo's CEO Richard Wang dives into the future of work, education, and helping your business become more efficient, innovative, and engaging.

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.

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2. It's Off to Work We Go

As Washington moves through the phases of reopening, an increasing number of employees will be heading back into the office. People, policies, and protocols should be a high priority for having people return safely.

In our "Back to Work" webcast, Kristin Reed with HermanMiller shared strategy insights for COVID-19 and beyond and Gary Guenther with Kidder Matthews highlighted things to consider for the "new" office.

A toolkit produced as a joint project lead by Madrona Venture Group includes steps for deciding who should return and when, preparing the workplace, and preparing the people. AWB Rebound and Recovery also has a business toolkit to plan for a successful reopening.

PPE Pick Up

3. Safety First

King County has purchased 25 million face coverings and 75,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to distribute to organizations throughout the county in preparation of people returning to work. The Bellevue Chamber has been a distribution center to get these supplies to the organizations who need them for reopening.

Watch the Komo News coverage >

Request PPE for your organization >

4. PPP Flexibility Act Passed

Congress has passed additional aid for pandemic relief, including $322 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) aims at making loan forgiveness easier and allows for potential full forgiveness for many businesses. The act extends the loan term, extends the loan forgiveness period, increases the maximum forgiveable compensation for owner employees/self-employed, and includes a provision for health insurance cost subtraction.

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5. Your Wednesday Wake Up

Wednesday Mornings 8:00 - 9:00am

Join us Wednesday, July 1 for the next Expert Workshop at our Virtual Morning Business Builder. Jennifer Beaumont of Beaumont Leadership Group will be speaking on virtual communication skills and providing strategies to enhance your virtual presentations.

We'll continue to meet online each Wednesday at 8:00am to share our wins, ask for support, and learn from one another.

Information and registration >

Please note there is no meeting June 24

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