August 11, 2020 Covington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Storehouse is a non-profit, food distribution program for families in the greater Covington area. They partner with local businesses, civic groups, and schools to ease the burdens of those they serve. https://www.covingtonstorehouse.org/
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.
LUNCH-"IN" 8.13.20
Sponsored By Lakepointe Covington
JOIN US VIRTUALLY.... SAVE THE DATE!
"AN OAKPOINTE UPDATE" Covington Chamber Lunch "IN" via Zoom on 8/13! 11:30-12 is our normal general hangout time (just done virtually) then at 12 noon our presentation will begin!
Thank you to our proud members Lakepointe Covington for sponsoring this event. We look forward to engaging with you! "SEE" you soon!
Join Zoom Meeting: 889 0158 2805
Meeting ID & Password: 909273
*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!
Join us online August 1-21, 2020

Since 2007, Red Canoe Credit Union has partnered with businesses, members and friends in our branch communities to host school supply drives. With your help, Fill The Canoe has provided kids with over 100,000 pounds of school supplies, including a match from Red Canoe.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve transitioned Fill the Canoe to an online event to ensure the safety of our members, employees and communities. No matter what school looks like in the fall, many communities are facing their greatest need ever. Monetary donations will allow our distribution partners, like Covington’s Storehouse, the flexibility to meet the unique needs of this year.

Fill the Canoe may have changed this year, but our commitment to kids has not. We will continue to match* donations given through Fill the Canoe!
At their June 23 meeting, the Covington City Council approved the administration of a new grant program utilizing $130,000 of CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) dollars to assist Covington small businesses that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Applications for the first round of the Covington Rapid Relief Program were accepted through July 27. As some funds remain, the city is opening a second application period from August 1 through August 15.
The Covington Rapid Relief Program will provide working capital grants in amounts from $2,500 up to $7,500 to small, locally-owned businesses that meet specific criteria outlined in the application. Grant amounts available will be determined by the number of people employed at the small business and the businesses must be located within Covington city limits.
Businesses awarded a grant can utilize the funds toward expenses like lease or loan payments, wages, taxes and employee benefits, operating costs and expenses, payment for PPE (personal protective equipment), and for improvements necessary for protection of employees and customers.
Funding for this program is made possible by City of Covington reimbursements from the State of Washington using CARES Act dollars available to support local recovery efforts from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The City has partnered with Evergreen Business Capital to help administer the process.
Both the application and worksheet need to be completed and submitted no later than August 15 at 5 p.m. to the City of Covington. Decisions are expected to be made by the end of August. 
Your time is valuable. That’s why MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care offers you an exceptionally fast, friendly and easy way to get care – from the moment you walk in their doors. It’s an honor for Indigo to serve the health and wellness needs of the Puget Sound and Inland Northwest regions. Your community is their community.
From busy moms who don’t have time to be sick to construction workers who can’t miss a day, MultiCare offers primary and specialty care, clinics and hospitals – across the state – to serve all your health care needs. From colds and flu to sprains and strains, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care treats most minor illnesses and injuries. They’ll get you diagnosed and treated promptly. They even use E-Visits or Video Visits! You can even use their online scheduler to make an appointment at the Indigo location most convenient for you. All MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care locations also offer school and sports physicals for students year round, as well as flu vaccinations for adults (ages 19 and older) during flu season.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re lucky to live and work amid some of nature’s most spectacular surroundings. And at MultiCare, they are working to keep it that way. That’s why they put so much effort into their green energy and recycling programs, and using eco-friendly materials whenever possible. Just as they work to preserve and protect your health, they work to preserve and protect the environment by going green.
Today, you may need high-quality urgent care fast. Tomorrow, you may need to visit a specialty care clinic, primary care clinic or a hospital.
A Better Way To Get Better!
MultiCare Indigo
253-372-6600                               
27111 167th Pl SE, Suite 101 Covington, WA 98042
AWB Rebound & Recovery
Are you looking for WA state made PPE? Are you in need of free business resources for reopening? Check out Association of Washington Business Rebound & Recovery! https://www.reboundandrecovery.org/?utm_source=fast-facts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=awb-recover
Interested in serving with us on our
Board of Directors?
Are you interested in serving your community? Supporting local? Encouraging a "we" over "me" feeling? Consider applying for the Chamber Board of Directors 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
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