September 22, 2020 Covington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
WELCOME NEW MEMBER!
LUNCH-"IN" 10.8.20 *King County Updates*
JOIN US VIRTUALLY.... 10/8/2020!
"KING COUNTY UPDATES WITH COUNCILMEMBER REAGAN DUNN"
Covington Chamber Lunch "IN" via Zoom on 9/10! 11:30-12 is our normal general hangout time (just done virtually) then at 12 noon our presentation will begin! We look forward to engaging with you! "SEE" you soon!
Join Zoom Meeting: 831 5359 1537
Meeting ID & Password: 794898
*Please note that to protect our meeting there is a password and 'waiting room' to enter - host will add you after you enter the zoom link & password. You are "muted" upon entry. Thank you!
PUBLIC HEALTH INFO:
From King County Public Health: One-third of Washingtonians reported feeling anxious or on edge most days. Calls to the King County Crisis Line were up 21% in July 2020 as compared to July 2019. (...) Help spread the word about tools and resources to help all of us manage our emotional health.  And, as employers and leaders, it starts with validating the emotions of those in your communities and promoting strategies for well-being and self-care. (...) Self-care is not just the responsibility of us as individuals, it is also the responsibility of the places we work, and the communities we live in.  So please, share these resources with employers, neighbors, friends, family, and more!:

·       Crisis Connections provides many resources and support for anxiety, loneliness, recovery, and more. Language interpretation in more than 155 languages is available. Call 866-427-4747 or text HOME to 741741 for support.  
·       SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides trained counselors and support for stress, anxiety and more. Support available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press "2" for bilingual support. Interpreters are available for 100 other languages.  
·       The Boys Town National Hotline is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide. Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-448-3000, text VOICE to 20121, or email hotline@boystown.org to connect. 
·       King County's Department of Community and Human Services provides publicly funded mental health and substance use services to low-income people in need.  
·       Additional resources and mental health resources can be found on Washington State Coronavirus resources website.   
 
If you want to learn more about the behavioral health data and services that King County has available, check out https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/data/impacts/behavioral-health.aspx
 
By sharing resources and just being there for one another, we can help our friends, employees, neighbors and communities weather this crisis and get through this together. Thank you for everything you’re doing to help our King County community thrive.  
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling empowers Veterans by offering an eco-friendly residential and commercial junk removal business opportunity. Call on JDog to come haul away old items of all kinds. They send a uniformed team of dedicated workers to provide transparent pricing, remove your junk, dispose of it responsibly, and tidy up afterward, all so you don’t have to do a thing.
If you need it gone, they can do it. They donate or recycle 60% to 80% of what they haul, so you know your items are being handled responsibly and can often be used by a family in need. Here’s a short list of the items they haul (The only thing they don’t haul away is hazardous waste): appliances, furniture, carpet, scrap metal, yard waste, estate items, computers, debris, mattresses, clothing, tv’s and MORE!
In addition to serving the community, they also support Military veterans by offering them job opportunities. The JDog team is mission driven and is committed to Respect, Integrity, and Trust! They follow the principles of hard work, dedication, and community service. Each JDog Junk Removal & Hauling location is owned by a Veteran or a Veteran’s family member. They also pride themselves in employing many Veterans, helping them find stability in civilian life after serving our country. JDog is a nationally recognized brand known for their Military work ethic and employment of Veterans.
CONTACT THEM TODAY!
Covington, WA 98042 and Surrounding Areas
Phone: 844-Get-Jdog
Covington Economic Development Council
This survey is being conducted for the Covington Economic Development Council to understand some of the impacts of COVID-19 on our local businesses. Your response to this survey is completely voluntary, but it is strongly encouraged as your feedback may directly impact the city’s continued COVID-19 response. You may skip any questions that you do not wish to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, you may skip it or provide a reasonable guess. (Answers to this survey are confidential and no information that could directly identify your business or person will be released without prior consent).

For more information regarding the City of Covington’s continued response to COVID-19 or additional local resources please go to: https://www.covingtonwa.gov/alert_detail.php
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns with regards to this survey please contact our intern for the City of Covington Economic Development Council at: maxwelljdvl@gmail.com

A little different - So much the same!
NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 26!
will be VIRTUAL! Now through October 26th you too can enter! $10 with a photo gets you one entry and $20 without a photo is the "buy out" option (no photo entry)! FAMILIES ENCOURAGED TO PLAY!
**Due to Covid-19 our in person Monster Bash Annual Fundraiser in person will resume next year but for 2020 we can still have fun AND support the good work the Chamber does in our community!
Fill out the Jotform here to get started!: https://form.jotform.com/202117660609047
GRANTS WE HEARD ABOUT:
Keep the summer boredom at bay by participating in ReadySetPlay!
8/3-9/30 2020!
This is a completely FREE and fun annual summer program for elementary school-aged kiddos in the Covington area, made possible through a partnership between the Covington Chamber of Commerce, the Kent School District and the City of Covington.
BETTER 'LINKED' TOGETHER
*Have you taken your "links" photo yet?*
Every year we send out to you in the mail or personally deliver an activity for a team-builder with the chamber and our community! This year our activity is Better "Linked" Together! Don't forget to open up that magic envelope because you'll also find a certificate to pickup your 2 FREE cupcakes from Gracene's Cupcake Boutique (no purchase necessary) to celebrate our Chamber's 28th birthday! We can't wait to see your "LINKS"! We have received some adorable submissions so far! Check out the few examples below:
We have 3 open Director positions and 3 applicants. We also have a "write in" option. Please VOTE BY 10/20/2020! The Chamber Board of Directors term is a 2 year term 2021-2022! Our mission: The Covington Chamber of Commerce is committed to actively promoting a strong local community!
COVID-19 RESOURCES/INFORMATION
Please remember that COVID-19 updates are fluid and ever changing. Make sure to follow credible sources of information and always fact check. If you have questions please contact us so that we may direct you to the correct source and provide up to date information: info@covingtonchamber.org
UPCOMING CHAMBER & COMMUNITY EVENTS
SAVE THE DATES!

9/22-26 Birthday Dreams Gala Events https://www.facebook.com/BirthdayDreams/events


10/8/2020 Lunch "IN" 11:30am-1pm Virtually "An Update from King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn" FACEBOOK INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/772108273331811

10/8/2020 Annual Membership Meeting DURING our luncheon 12-1pm via zoom.

10/20/2020 Board of Directors for 2021 Voting is Due via jotform/mail/email. https://www.covingtonwachamber.com/2020/09/2021-vote-board-of-directors/






 

For additional info on the above events, view our Community Calendar 

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